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Harry Limehouse
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Current candidacy
Running for U.S. House, South Carolina, District 1
Date of primaryMarch 19, 2013
General electionMay 7, 2013
Current office
South Carolina House District 110
In office
1994 - Present
Term ends
November 10, 2014
Years in position 20
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$10,400/year
Per diem$140/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1994
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of South Carolina, 1984
Personal
ProfessionBroker
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Harry B. "Chip" Limehouse, III (b. August 8, 1962) is a Republican member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 110. He was first elected to the chamber in 1994.

Limehouse was a Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House in the special election for the 1st Congressional District of South Carolina. Limehouse was defeated in the Republican primary on March 19, 2013.[1][2]

Biography

Limehouse earned his B.S. from the University of South Carolina in 1984. Limehouse is a Broker/Executive for Limehouse Properties. He works in Hotel/Motel Management. Limehouse was a Senate Page from 1983 to 1984. He has also served as Legislative Aid to United States Senator Strom Thurmond.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Ways and Means, Vice Chair

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Limehouse 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 Harry Limehouse defeated Russell Guerard in the Republican primary. Limehouse is unopposed in the general election.[3][4]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 110 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngChip Limehouse Incumbent 50.6% 1,874
Russell Guerard 49.4% 1,832
Total Votes 3,706

2013

See also: South Carolina's 1st Congressional District special election, 2013

Limehouse ran for the U.S. House representing the 1st Congressional District of South Carolina. The election was held to replace Tim Scott (R), who was appointed to fill Jim DeMint's (R) vacant seat in the U.S. Senate.[5] Limehouse was defeated in the Republican primary against Keith Blandford, Curtis Bostic, Ric Bryant, Larry Grooms, Jonathan Hoffman, Jeff King, John Kuhn, Tim Larkin, Peter McCoy, Elizabeth Moffly, Ray Nash, Andy Patrick, Shawn Pinkston, Mark Sanford and Teddy Turner on March 19, 2013.[2][1][6]

Former Governor Mark Sanford (R) won the primary and the general election. He was considered the front runner due to name recognition from his governorship and his previous tenure in this seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, which he held for three terms prior to being elected governor. and the fact that he had $120,000 in an old campaign account. His ability to fundraise quickly and his $120,000 remaining in an account from a previous campaign provided a financial advantage in the race as well.[7] The district leans Republican.[8] The last Democratic candidate elected was Mendel Jackson Davis in 1978.[9]

U.S. House, South Carolina District 1 Special Republican Primary, 2013
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMark Sanford 36.9% 19,854
Green check mark transparent.pngCurtis Bostic 13.3% 7,168
Ric Bryant 0.2% 87
Larry Grooms 12.4% 6,673
Jonathan Hoffman 0.7% 360
Jeff King 0.4% 211
John Kuhn 6.5% 3,479
Tim Larkin 0.7% 393
Harry "Chip" Limehouse 6.1% 3,279
Peter McCoy 1.6% 867
Elizabeth Moffly 1% 530
Ray Nash 4.7% 2,508
Andy Patrick 7% 3,783
Shawn Pinkston 0.3% 154
Keith Blandford 0.4% 195
Teddy Turner 7.9% 4,252
Total Votes 53,793
Source: Official results via South Carolina State Election Commission[1]

2012

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

Limehouse defeated Peter vonLehe Ruegner in the Republican primary on June 12 and in the general election on November 6, 2012.[10][11][12]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 110, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngHarry Limehouse 97.9% 13,081
     Other Write-Ins 2.1% 279
Total Votes 13,360
South Carolina House of Representatives District 110 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngChip Limehouse Incumbent 78.6% 1,374
Peter VonLehe Ruegner 21.4% 374
Total Votes 1,748

2010

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2010

Limehouse ran unopposed in the June 8 Republican primary for District 110 of the South Carolina House of Representatives. Limehouse won, after running unopposed, in the general election on November 2.[13]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 110 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Harry Limehouse (R) 9,111 98.89%
Write-In 102 1.11%

2008

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Limehouse won re-election, after running unopposed, to the South Carolina House of Representatives with 12,746 votes, representing District 110. 

Limehouse raised $78,344 for his campaign.[14]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 110 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Harry Limehouse (R) 12,746

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Limehouse is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Limehouse raised a total of $511,204 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 11, 2013.[15]

Harry Limehouse's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 South Carolina State House, District 110 Won $110,841
2010 South Carolina State House, District 110 Won $63,484
2008 South Carolina State House, District 110 Won $78,344
2006 South Carolina State House, District 110 Won $45,634
2004 South Carolina State House, District 110 Won $14,140
2002 South Carolina State House, District 110 Won $88,877
2000 South Carolina State House, District 110 Won $89,927
1998 South Carolina State House, District 110 Won $10,699
1996 South Carolina State House, District 110 Won $9,258
Grand Total Raised $511,204

2012

Limehouse won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Limehouse raised a total of $110,841.
South Carolina House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Harry Limehouse's campaign in 2012
Republican Caucus Campaign$5,000
South Carolina Leadership PAC$2,000
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough$2,000
Padgett, Constantina P$2,000
Manufactured Housing Institute of South Carolina$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$110,841
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Limehouse won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Limehouse raised a total of $63,484.

2008

Limehouse won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Limehouse raised a total of $78,344.

2006

Limehouse won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Limehouse raised a total of $45,634.

2004

Limehouse won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Limehouse raised a total of $14,140.

2002

Limehouse won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Limehouse raised a total of $88,877.

2000

Limehouse won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Limehouse raised a total of $89,927.

1998

Limehouse won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 1998. During that election cycle, Limehouse raised a total of $10,699.

1996

Limehouse won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 1996. During that election cycle, Limehouse raised a total of $9,258.

Endorsements

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Harry Limehouse endorsed Rick Perry in the 2012 presidential election. [16]

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."[17]

  • 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.
  • Legislators are scored on environment and conservation of land efforts.

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.[18] 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.[19] The legislature met in a special redistricting session from June 14 - July 1.[20] The legislature re-convened July 26.[21]

  • 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.
  • Legislators are scored on their voting records on bills that directly impacted the business climate and competitiveness of the state.

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."[22]

2012

Chip Limehouse received a score of 27% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 37th out of all 124 South Carolina House of Representatives members.[23] His score was followed by representatives Phillip Lowe (27%), Dennis C. Moss (27%), and Steve Moss (27%).[24]

Personal

Limehouse and his wife, Susan, have two children. In 1984, Limehouse was a Volunteer Coordinator for the Reagan-Bush Campaign.

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 SC Votes, "March 19 Special Primary Election" accessed March 19, 2013
  2. 2.0 2.1 South Carolina Radio Network, "List of 19 candidates running for District 1 seat," January 28, 2013
  3. South Carolina State Election Commission, "Election Results," accessed June 10, 2014
  4. South Carolina State Election Commission, "2014 Election Information," accessed March 31, 2014
  5. Washington Post, "Scott's departure for Senate will trigger third special House election in 2013," December 17, 2012
  6. South Carolina Republican Party Website, "1st Congressional Special Election details set," accessed January 3, 2013
  7. Roll Call, "Sanford Likely Front-Runner in S.C. Special Election," January 3, 2013
  8. Salon.com, "Ted Turner’s son vying in SC congressional primary," January 23, 2013
  9. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, "Davis, Medel Jackson, (1942-2007)," accessed January 28, 2013
  10. AP.org, "South Carolina State Senate and State House Election Results," accessed November 7, 2012
  11. South Carolina State Election Commission, "2012 Candidates," accessed April 25, 2012
  12. South Carolina State Election Commission, "Official Primary Results," June 29, 2012
  13. www.enr-scvotes.org, "2010 General Election Results," accessed May 1, 2014
  14. Follow the Money, "2008 campaign contributions," accessed May 15, 2014
  15. followthemoney.org, "Limehouse III, HB Chip," accessed July 11, 2013
  16. Race 4 2012, "Perry Unveils Endorsements From 21 SC State Legislators," September 21, 2011
  17. South Carolina State Legislature Online, "H*5282 Concurrent Resolution," accessed June 26, 2014
  18. The State, "Haley tells court she has right to call special session," 6 June 2011
  19. Wltx.com, "SC Supreme Court Rules Against Nikki Haley's Extra Session," June 6, 2011
  20. TheSunNews.com, "S.C. House to have special session in June," 6 May 2011
  21. The Island Packet, "S.C. Senate OKs new congressional districted anchored in Beaufort County," June 29, 2011
  22. The Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee, "Voting Records," accessed April 11, 2014
  23. Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee, "South Carolina Senate Score Card 2012," accessed April 11, 2014
  24. Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee, "South Carolina Senate Score Card 2012," accessed May 15, 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
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South Carolina House of Representatives District 110
1994–present
Succeeded by
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