Don Wells (South Carolina)

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Don Wells
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South Carolina House of Representatives District 81
Incumbent
In office
2012-Present
Term ends
November 10, 2014
Years in position 2
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$10,400/year
Per diem$140/day
Websites
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Don L. Wells is a Republican member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 81. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Wells served on the following committees:

South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Education and Public Works

Elections

2014

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for all 124 seats in the South Carolina House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 10, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 30, 2014. Incumbent Don Wells was unopposed in the Republican primary. Wells is unopposed in the general election.[1][2]

2012

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

Wells ran in the 2012 election for South Carolina House of Representatives District 81. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 12. Incumbent Tom Young (R) did not run for re-election. The general election took place on November 6, 2012. Wells won in the general election.[3][4]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 81, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDon Wells 65% 11,455
     Republican Jane Vaughters 34.7% 6,102
     Other Write-Ins 0.3% 53
Total Votes 17,610

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Wells is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Wells raised a total of $28,000 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 10, 2013.[5]

Don Wells's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 South Carolina State House, District 81 Won $28,000
Grand Total Raised $28,000

2012

Wells won election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Wells raised a total of $28,000.
South Carolina House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Don Wells (South Carolina)'s campaign in 2012
South Carolina House Republican Caucus$5,000
Scana Corp$1,500
Farfour, Neil$1,000
South Carolina Chamber of Commerce$1,000
Enviroscape$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$28,000
Source:Follow the Money

Scorecards

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2013-2014

The South Carolina State Legislature was in its 120th legislative session from January 8, 2013, to June 6, 2014. In 2014, a statewide session was held from June 17 to June 19 "for the consideration of certain specified matters."[6]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Tom Young (R)
South Carolina House of Representatives District 81
2012–present
Succeeded by
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