|South Carolina State Senate District 28|
|Elections and appointments|
|South Carolina State House of Representatives|
|North Mrytle Beach City Council|
|Date of birth||September 26, 1937|
|Place of birth||Cassatt, SC|
|Profession||Developer/Owner, Eagle Nest Golf Club|
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.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Elliott served on the following committees:
- Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee, South Carolina State Senate
- Finance Committee, South Carolina State Senate
- Fish, Game and Forestry Committee, South Carolina State Senate
- Invitations Committee, South Carolina State Senate
- Rules Committee, South Carolina State Senate
- Transportation Committee, South Carolina State Senate
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Elliott served on the following committees:
- Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee, South Carolina Senate
- Finance Committee, South Carolina Senate
- Fish, Game and Forestry Committee, South Carolina Senate
- Invitations Committee, South Carolina Senate
- Rules Committee, South Carolina Senate
- Transportation Committee, South Carolina Senate
Elliott raised $543,480 for his campaign, against $1,138 by McKown.
|South Carolina State Senate, District 28|
|Dick Elliott (D)||22,696|
|Bill McKown (R)||16,797|
Elliott raised $543,480 in the 2008 election cycle.
His top contributors are listed below.
|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|
|Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina||$1,500|
The Palmetto Liberty PAC Scorecard
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."
Dick Elliott received a score of 0% in the 2012 score card, ranking 44th out of all 46 South Carolina Senate members. His score was followed by Senators Robert Ford (0%), and Clementa Pinckney (0%).
Elliott and his wife Anne have three children.
- Sen. Elliot's website
- Profile from the South Carolina Legislature (dead link)
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1996
- South Carolina official election results for 2008
- Follow the Money's report on Elliott's 2008 campaign contributions
- Campaign contributors to Dick Elliott
- The Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee, "Voting Records," accessed April 11, 2014
- Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee, "South Carolina Senate Score Card 2012," accessed May 15, 2014
- Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee: South Carolina Senate Score Card 2012, 2012
|South Carolina State Senate - District 28
| Succeeded by|
Greg Hembree (R)