Dick Elliott

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Dick Elliott
Dick elliott.jpg
South Carolina State Senate District 28
In office
Elections and appointments
Last election2008
First elected1992
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
South Carolina State House of Representatives
North Mrytle Beach City Council
Date of birthSeptember 26, 1937
Place of birthCassatt, SC
ProfessionDeveloper/Owner, Eagle Nest Golf Club
Office website
Dick Elliott (b. September 26, 1937) is a former Democratic member of the South Carolina State Senate representing the 28th District from 1992-2012.

Elliott's political experience began with his service on the North Myrle Beach City Council from 1962 to 1966. He was the Chairman of North Myrtle School Board from 1968 to 1971. He was then the Vice Chair from Horry County Council from 1976 to 1980. He served in the South Carolina State House from 1982 to 1992. Elliott joined the South Carolina State Senate in 1992 and served in that position until 2012.

Elliott has been the owner of Elliott Realty Corporation since 1959. He has been the Major Owner of Beachwood Golf Club from 1967 to the present. He has also been developer and owner of Eagle Nest Golf Club since 1970.

Elliott attended Wingate Junior College in 1958. He went on to attend Clemson University in 1960.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Elliott served on the following committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Elliott served on the following committees:



Elliott won re-election for District 28 of the South Carolina State Senate with 22,696 votes, ahead of Republican candidate Bill McKown (16,797) and write-ins (18).[1]

Elliott raised $543,480 for his campaign, against $1,138 by McKown.[2]

South Carolina State Senate, District 28
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Dick Elliott (D) 22,696
Bill McKown (R) 16,797
Write-ins 18

Campaign donors


Elliott raised $543,480 in the 2008 election cycle.

His top contributors are listed below.[3]

Donor Amount
Dick Elliott $402,000
National Bank of South Carolina $50,000
Senate Democratic Caucus of South Carolina $5,000
Myrtle Beach Lodging Association $2,000
Outdoor Advertising Association of South Carolina $2,000
Beachwood Golf $2,000
District 104 $1,575
Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina $1,500


The Palmetto Liberty PAC Scorecard

See also: The Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee's Legislative Score Card

The Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee, a conservative pro-limited government think tank in South Carolina, releases its Scorecard for South Carolina Representatives and Senators once a year. The Scorecard gives each a legislator a score based on how they voted in the two-year legislative term prior to the election on specific issues which the Palametto Liberty PAC thought were anti-limited government. "Most of the votes shown on the score card are votes that we lost. Now we can identify the Legislators that caused us to lose these votes. These Legislators are the ones who need to be replaced if we are to achieve the vision of having the most free state in the nation."[4]


Dick Elliott received a score of 0% in the 2012 score card, ranking 44th out of all 46 South Carolina Senate members.[5] His score was followed by Senators Robert Ford (0%), and Clementa Pinckney (0%).[6]


Elliott and his wife Anne have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
South Carolina State Senate - District 28
Succeeded by
Greg Hembree (R)