Jackson Whipper

From Ballotpedia
(Redirected from J. Seth Whipper)
Jump to: navigation, search
Jackson Whipper
Jackson Whipper.jpg
South Carolina House District 113
Incumbent
In office
1996 - Present
Term ends
November 10, 2014
Years in position 18
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$10,400/year
Per diem$140/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1996
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of South Carolina, 1972
J.D.North Carolina Central University, 1984
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Jackson Seth Whipper (b. June 27, 1949) is a Democratic member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 113. He was first elected to the chamber in 1996.

Biography

Whipper earned his B.A. from the University of South Carolina in 1972. He went on to receive his J.D. from North Carolina Central University in 1984. Whipper worked as Senior Paralegal for Georgia Legal Assistance Program from 1976 to 1981. He then worked as a Staff Attorney for the Neighborhood Legal Assistance Program from 1984 to 1986. From 1986 to 1994, he was a Judge of the Charleston County Summary Court. He has been the owner of Whipper Law Firm since 1996.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Judiciary

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Whipper 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 Jackson Whipper was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Whipper is unopposed in the general election.[1][2]

2012

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

Whipper 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 113, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJackson Whipper 99.3% 9,580
     Other Write-Ins 0.7% 70
Total Votes 9,650

2010

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2010

Whipper ran unopposed in the June 8 Democratic primary for District 113 of the South Carolina House of Representatives. Whipper won unopposed in the general election on November 2.[5]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 113 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Jackson Whipper (D, WF) 4,736 99.04%
Write-In 46 0.96%

2008

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Whipper won re-election unopposed to the South Carolina House of Representatives with 8,042 votes, representing District 113. 

Whipper raised $1,085 for his campaign.[6]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 113 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jackson Whipper (D) 8,042

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Whipper is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Whipper raised a total of $55,500 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 11, 2013.[7]

Jackson Whipper's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 South Carolina State House, District 113 Won $4,201
2010 South Carolina State House, District 113 Won $4,152
2008 South Carolina State House, District 113 Won $1,085
2006 South Carolina State House, District 113 Won $7,753
2004 South Carolina State House, District 113 Won $29,261
2002 South Carolina State House, District 113 Won $3,556
2000 South Carolina State House, District 118 Won $2,708
1998 South Carolina State House, District 113 Won $1,019
1996 South Carolina State House, District 113 Won $1,765
Grand Total Raised $55,500

2012

Whipper won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Whipper raised a total of $4,201.
South Carolina House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jackson Whipper's campaign in 2012
Berkeley Electric Coop$1,000
South Carolina Beer Wholesalers Association$500
Comcast$500
South Carolina Dental Association$350
Grand Strand Business Association$250
Total Raised in 2012$4,201
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Whipper won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Whipper raised a total of $4,152.

2008

Whipper won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Whipper raised a total of $1,085.

2006

Whipper won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Whipper raised a total of $7,753.

2004

Whipper won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Whipper raised a total of $29,261.

2002

Whipper won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Whipper raised a total of $3,556.

2000

Whipper won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Whipper raised a total of $2,708.

1998

Whipper won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 1998. During that election cycle, Whipper raised a total of $1,019.

1996

Whipper won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 1996. During that election cycle, Whipper raised a total of $1,765.

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.
  • 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.[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 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."[13]

2012

Jackson Whipper received a score of 13% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 106th out of all 124 South Carolina House of Representatives members.[14] His score was followed by representatives Carl Anderson (7%), Eric Bikas (7%), and Curtis Brantley (7%).[15]

Personal

Whipper and his wife, Carrie Ophelia, have two children.

Recent news

BP-Initials-UPDATED.png
Know more information about this profile?
Submit a bio

This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "Jackson + Whipper + South + Carolina + House"

All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

Jackson Whipper News Feed

  • Loading...

See also

External links

BP-Initials-UPDATED.png
Suggest a link

References

Political offices
Preceded by
-
South Carolina House of Representatives District 113
1996–present
Succeeded by
NA