|South Carolina House District 75|
|1988 - 2012|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
Harrison earned his B.A. from The Citadel in 1973. He went on to receive his J.D. from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1976.
Harris worked as an attorney in private practice from 1976 to 1978. He also served in the United States Army Reserve as a Colonel from 1976 to 2003. He has continued working as a private practice attorney since 1990.
Harrison joined the South Carolina House of Representatives in 1989. He served in that position from 1988-2012.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Harrison served on the following committees:
- Subcommittee on Constitutional Laws
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Harrison served on the following committees:
- Subcommittee on Constitutional Laws
Harrison defeated Steve Cunningham in the June 8 Republican primary for District 75 of the South Carolina House of Representatives by a margin of 3,906-684. Harrison won unopposed in the general election on November 2.
|House of Representatives Republican Primary (2010)|
|James Harrison (Incumbent)||3,906|
|South Carolina House of Representatives, District 75 (2010)|
|Jim Harrison (R)||9,469||98.68%|
On November 4, 2008, Harrison won re-election unopposed to the South Carolina House of Representatives with 11,696 votes, representing District 75.
Harrison raised $41,872 for his campaign.
|South Carolina House of Representatives, District 75 (2008)|
|James Harrison (R)||11,696|
In 2010, a year in which Harrison was up for re-election, he collected $83,717 in donations.
His largest contributors in 2010 were:
|South Carolina House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to James Harrison's campaign in 2010|
|South Carolina Trucking Association||$2,000|
|South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association||$2,000|
|JM Family Enterprises||$1,250|
|Total Raised in 2010||$83,717|
James Harrison raised $41,872 in the 2008 election cycle.
His major contributors are listed below.
|South Carolina Optometric Association||$1,250|
|19 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."
James Harrison received a score of 13% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 91st out of all 124 South Carolina House of Representatives members. His score was followed by representatives Kenneth Hodges (13%), Lonnie Hosey (13%), and Leon Howard (13%).
Harrison and his wife, Susan, have two children.
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998, 1996
- South Carolina general election results
- Follow the Money's report 2008 Campaign donations in South Carolina
- 2010 campaign contributions
- Campaign contributors to James Harrison
- The Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee, "Voting Records," accessed April 11, 2014
- Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee, "South Carolina Senate Score Card 2012," accessed April 11, 2014
- Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee: South Carolina House Score Card 2012, "House Score 2012 ranked draft," accessed May 21, 2014
|South Carolina House of Representatives District 75
| Succeeded by|
Kirkman Finley, III (R)
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