|Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina|
|March 13, 2012 - Present|
|Years in position||1|
|Predecessor||Ken Ard (R)|
|President Pro Tempore, South Carolina State Senate|
|South Carolina State Senate District 41|
|Bachelor's||College of Charleston, 1969|
|J.D.||University of South Carolina Law School, 1972|
|Birthday||December 11, 1947|
|Place of birth||Charleston, SC|
McConnell is seeking re-election in 2014.
McConnell was born December 11, 1947 in Charleston, South Carolina. He graduated from Saint Paul's High School, the College of Charleston (BS, 1969) and the University of South Carolina School of Law (JD, 1972). After graduating from law school, McConnell worked as a staff attorney for Neighborhood Legal Assistance Program. He later worked as a Labor Relations Specialist for the United States Charleston Naval Shipyard, after which he entered private practice. He retired from active practice and managed a family business with his brother until his retirement in 2009.
- BS, College of Charleston (1969)
- JD, University of South Carolina (1972)
Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina (2012-present)
McConnell first assumed the office of Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina on March 13, 2012. When former lieutenant governor Ken Ard resigned his position, McConnell, as Senate President Pro Tempore, took over the position. McConnell "personally wished to remain in his Senate seat," but "his strong commitment to the State Constitution and public service made it impossible to remain in his influential seat."
South Carolina State Senate (1980-2012)
According to an October 2010 report by The Nerve, McConnell recorded salary and expenses of $133,529 for the 2.5-year period from Jan. 1, 2008, through mid 2010, making him the highest-compensated legislator in South Carolina during that period.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, McConnell served on the following committees:
- Banking and Insurance Committee, South Carolina State Senate
- Ethics Committee, South Carolina State Senate
- Interstate Cooperation Committee, South Carolina State Senate
- Judiciary Committee, South Carolina State Senate, Chair
- Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee, South Carolina State Senate
- Rules Committee, South Carolina State Senate
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, McConnell served on the following committees:
- Banking and Insurance Committee, South Carolina Senate
- Ethics Committee, South Carolina Senate
- Interstate Cooperation Committee, South Carolina Senate
- Judiciary Committee, South Carolina Senate
- Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee, South Carolina Senate
- Rules Committee, South Carolina Senate
Roll call voting
In South Carolina, only 25 percent of all bills were recorded during the 2009 session. A roll-call voting bill passed the House in the June 2010 session but that bill died in the Senate. Senator McConnell and Senator Jake Knotts contested the bill in the Senate -- preventing it from moving forward.
He raised $278,264 for his campaign.
|South Carolina State Senate, District 41|
|Glenn McConnell (R)||33,449|
Comprehensive donor information for McConnell is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, McConnell raised a total of $1,108,816 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 10, 2013.
Ballotpedia collects information on campaign donors for each year in which a candidate or incumbent is running for election. The following table offers a breakdown of Glenn McConnell's donors each year. Click [show] for more information.
|Glenn McConnell's Campaign Contributions|
Senate District 41
|Total Raised by General Election Opponent|
|Top 5 contributors||AT&T||$2,000|
|Nexsen Pruet Adams Kleeeemeier||$1,798|
|Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina||$1,750|
|The Parks at Berkeley LLC||$1,000|
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- S.C. lieutenant governor's race could heat up soon - Charleston Post Courier (subscription)
- Lt. Governor Glenn McConnell to Deliver 2013 Commencement Address - Beach Carolina Magazine
- GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY : GE Healthcare Breaks Ground on $17M ... - 4-traders (press release)
- SC Lt. Gov. McConnell pushing break for caregivers - The Herald
- SC's libertarian Republicans take aim at chairman, Graham - Hilton Head Island Packet
- Connor may run again for lt. governor - The Times and Democrat - The Tand D.com
- Happy Confederate Memorial Day! - VICE
- Two For SC ?Lite Gov? - FITSNews
- Scoppe: Reforms must be precondition for highway funding - The State
- Boy with brain tumor gets special tour of submarine - ABC NEWS 4
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- McConnell's official website
- Profile from the South Carolina Legislature
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1996
- ↑ Washington Post, "SC's lieutenant governor resigns amend criminal probe of campaign spending for personal items," Friday March 9, 2012
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 The State, "SC’s libertarian Republicans take aim at chairman, Graham," May 4, 2013
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 South Carolina Lieutenant Governor, "Biography: Glenn McConnell," accessed May 21, 2012
- ↑ Lawmakers Cost Taxpayers Millions, The Nerve, Oct. 6, 2010
- ↑ Roll-Call voting bill fizzles in Senate
- ↑ South Carolina official election results for 2008
- ↑ Follow the Money's report on McConnell's 2008 campaign contributions
- ↑ Follow the Money, " Career fundraising for Glenn McConnell," accessed May 10, 2013
- ↑ Follow the Money.org
|South Carolina State Senate - District 41
| Succeeded by|
Walter Hundley (R)
Ken Ard (R)
|Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina
| Succeeded by|