Grady Brown

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Grady Brown
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South Carolina House District 50
Incumbent
In office
1984 - Present
Term ends
November 10, 2014
Years in position 30
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$10,400/year
Per diem$140/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1984
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionBarber
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Grady A. Brown (b. May 1, 1944) is a Democratic member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 50. He was first elected to the chamber in 1984.

Biography

Brown attended South Carolina Area Trade School, School of Barbering in 1964. He currently works as a Barber and businessman. Brown served in the South Carolina Air National Guard for six years.

Brown served as President of the Lee County Chamber of Commerce from 1974 to 1975. He also served on the Lee County Council from 1973 to 1980.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Labor, Commerce and Industry, Vice Chair
Rules

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

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 Grady Brown defeated Brian Alston in the Democratic primary. Brown is unopposed in the general election.[1][2]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 50 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngGrady Brown Incumbent 57.6% 2,027
Brian L. Alston 42.4% 1,494
Total Votes 3,521

2012

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

Brown ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 12 and in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 50, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGrady Brown Incumbent 99.3% 13,602
     Other Write-Ins 0.7% 101
Total Votes 13,703

2010

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2010

Brown defeated Ennis Bryant in the June 8 Democratic primary for District 50 of the South Carolina House of Representatives by a margin of 3,050-2,529. Brown won, after running unopposed, in the general election on November 2[5].

House of Representatives Democratic Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Grady Brown (Incumbent) 3,050
Ennis Bryant 2,529
South Carolina House of Representatives, District 50 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Grady Brown (D) 8,434 99.04%
Write-In 82 0.96%

2008

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Brown won re-election, after running unopposed, to the South Carolina House of Representatives with 12,462 votes, representing District 50. 

Brown raised $38,807 for his campaign.[6]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 50 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Grady Brown (D) 12,462

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Brown is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Brown raised a total of $275,543 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 30, 2013.[7]

Grady Brown's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 South Carolina State House, District 50 Won $21,424
2010 South Carolina State House, District 50 Won $38,503
2008 South Carolina State House, District 50 Won $38,807
2006 South Carolina State House, District 50 Won $15,474
2004 South Carolina State House, District 50 Won $23,148
2002 South Carolina State House, District 50 Won $25,715
2000 South Carolina State House, District 50 Won $38,450
1998 South Carolina State House, District 50 Won $49,484
1996 South Carolina State House, District 50 Won $24,538
Grand Total Raised $275,543

2012

Brown won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Brown raised a total of $21,424.
South Carolina House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Grady Brown's campaign in 2012
Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina$2,000
Titlemax Management/ Savannah$1,000
Republic Services of Southern Nevada$1,000
Progress Energy$1,000
Davis, Greald J$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$21,424
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Brown won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Brown raised a total of $38,503.

2008

Brown won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Brown raised a total of $38,807.

2006

Brown won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Brown raised a total of $15,474.

2004

Brown won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Brown raised a total of $23,148.

2002

Brown won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Brown raised a total of $25,715.

2000

Brown won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Brown raised a total of $38,450.

1998

Brown won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 1998. During that election cycle, Brown raised a total of $49,484.

1996

Brown won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 1996. During that election cycle, Brown raised a total of $24,538.

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in South Carolina

Legislative scorecards are used to evaluate elected public officials based on voting record. Some scorecards are created by political advocacy groups with a focus on specific issues, while others are developed by newspapers and are broad in scope. Scorecards are meant to be used as a tool for voters to have a quick picture of whether their views align with a particular legislator's record.

Because scorecards can be specific to particular issues or general to a state’s legislative term, for example, each report should be considered on its own merits. Each entity that publishes these reports uses different methodologies and definitions for the terms used.

An overview for scorecards in all 50 states can be found on this page. To contribute to the list of South Carolina scorecards, email suggestions to scorecards@ballotpedia.org.

Please see our writing guidelines if you would like to add results from an individual scorecard to this legislator's profile.

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."[8]

  • Legislators are scored on business issues, including: infrastructure funding, the Department of Employment and Workforce Integrity bill, expanding 4-year-old kindergarten and funding for the Manufacturing Skills Standard Council.
  • The scorecards are not comprehensive, but concentrate on issues related to jobs, spending, and freedom.
  • Legislators are scored on efforts to promote economic freedom, lower taxes, create an efficient and accountable state government, reduce spending, protect small businesses and reform the state's pension system.

2011-2012

The South Carolina State Legislature was in its 119th legislative session from January 11, 2011, to June 7, 2012. On June 2, 2011, Governor Nikki Haley attempted to call the Legislature into an "emergency" special session to begin on June 7 to create the new South Carolina Department of Administration. A lawsuit was filed by Senate President Pro Tem Glenn McConnell, in which he contended that Haley's call for a special session was unconstitutional, and that it violated the state Constitution's requirement of separation of powers among the governor, legislature and courts.[9] On June 6, the South Carolina Supreme Court ruled 3-2 against Governor Haley, stating that her order violated the Legislature's ability to set its calendar and agenda.[10] The legislature met in a special redistricting session from June 14 - July 1.[11] The legislature re-convened July 26.[12]

  • Legislators are scored on environment and conservation of land efforts.
  • Legislators are scored on medicaid flexibility, economic development, vetoes sustained, and record of votes.
  • Legislators are scored on limited government, the free market, and individual liberty and responsibility.
  • The RLC supports individual rights, limited government and free enterprise.
  • BIPEC uses roll call votes on business and industry issues to calculate a Vote Score for members of South Carolina's state legislature.
  • Legislators are scored on efforts to promote economic freedom, lower taxes, create an efficient and accountable state government, reduce spending, protect small businesses and reform the state's pension system.

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."[13]

2012

Grady Brown received a score of 7% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 110th out of all 124 South Carolina House of Representatives members.[14] His score was followed by representatives Robert L. Brown (7%), Tracy Edge (7%), and Wendell Gilliard (7%).[15]

Personal

Brown and his wife, Laura, have two children.

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Preceded by
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South Carolina House of Representatives District 50
1984–present
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