|South Carolina House District 46|
|1992 - Present|
|November 10, 2014|
|Years in position||21|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
Simrill earned his BS from Winthrop University in 1991.
Simrill is the President/Chief Executive Operator of Carolina Motorworks.
Simrill served as a Delegate to the Republican State Convention in 1987, 1991, 1993, 1998, and 2000. He joined the South Carolina House of Representatives in 1993 and has served in that position since. He currently serves as Assistant Majority Whip and represents the 46th District.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Simrill served on the following committees:
|South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Ways and Means|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Simrill served on the following committees:
|South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Ways and Means|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Simrill served on the following committees:
|South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Ways and Means|
|South Carolina House of Representatives, District 46, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Gary Simrill Incumbent||98.8%||13,173|
|South Carolina House of Representatives, District 46 (2010)|
|Gary Simrill (R)||8,071||66.26%|
|Holly Ann Cooper (D)||4,099||33.65%|
On November 4, 2008 Gary Simrill won re-election to the 46th District seat in the South Carolina House of Representatives, defeating Herb Crump (D).
Simrill raised $31,884 for his campaign, while Crump raised $6,633.
|South Carolina House of Representatives, District 46 (2008)|
|Gary Simrill (R)||10,864|
|Herb Crump (D)||5,884|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, a year in which Simrill was up for re-election, he collected $33,699 in donations.
His largest contributors in 2010 were:
|South Carolina House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Gary Simrill's campaign in 2010|
|House Republican Caucus Of South Carolina||$5,000|
|Rich Lending Group||$1,000|
|Zamore, Irwin A||$1,000|
|Silver & Silver Properties||$1,000|
|Palmetto Leadership Council||$1,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$33,699|
Simrill raised $31,884 in the 2008 election cycle.
His major contributors are listed below.
|House Republican Caucus of South Carolina||$5,000|
|13 different donors each donated:||$1,000|
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."
Gary Simrill received a score of 33% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 15th out of all 124 South Carolina House of Representatives members. His score was followed by representatives B. R. Skelton (33%), Tommy Stringer (33%), and William Taylor (33%).
Simrill and his wife, Mary Ruth, have three children.
- South Carolina House of Representative - Rep. Gary Simrill
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998, 1996
- ↑ Race 4 2012 "Perry Unveils Endorsements From 21 SC State Legislators," September 21, 2011
- ↑ AP.org "South Carolina State Senate and State House Election Results" Accessed November 7, 2012
- ↑ South Carolina State Election Commission "2012 Candidates," Accessed April 23, 2012
- ↑ South Carolina general election results
- ↑ Follow the Money's report 2008 Campaign donations in South Carolina
- ↑ 2010 campaign contributions
- ↑ Campaign contributors to Gary Simrill
- ↑ The Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee, "Voting Records"
- ↑ Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee: South Carolina House Scorecard 2012, 2012
- ↑ Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee: South Carolina House Score Card 2012, 2012
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