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Joseph Jefferson, Jr.

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Joseph Jefferson, Jr.
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South Carolina House District 102
Incumbent
In office
2004 - Present
Term ends
November 10, 2014
Years in position 10
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$10,400/year
Per diem$131/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2004
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sClaflin University, 1970
Personal
ProfessionReal Estate Investor
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Joseph H. Jefferson, Jr. (b. May 31, 1947) is a Democratic member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 102. He was first elected to the chamber in 2004.

Biography

Jefferson earned his B.S. from Claflin University in 1970. He went on to attend the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy Magistrate School in 1999. Jefferson was a Specialist Assistant for Congressman Mendel Davis from 1972 to 1980. He then worked for the Department of Transportation from 1994 to 1998. He is currently employed as a Real Estate Investor.

Jefferson served as Chairman of the Berkeley County School Board from 1982 to 1993. He has also served as Magistrate Judge for Berkeley County.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of South Carolina House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on June 10, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 30, 2014. Incumbent Joseph Jefferson, Jr. is unopposed in the Democratic primary. John J. Mondo, Jr. is unopposed in the Republican primary.[1]

2012

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

Rutherford ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 12 and won in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 102, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJoseph Jefferson, Jr. Incumbent 64.7% 9,852
     Republican Allan Weiss 35.2% 5,367
     Other Write-Ins 0.1% 12
Total Votes 15,231

2010

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2010

Jefferson ran unopposed in the June 8 Democratic primary for District 102 of the South Carolina House of Representatives. Jefferson defeated Joseph J. Caplinger, Jr. (D) in the general election on November 2[4].

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 102 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Joseph Jefferson, Jr. (D) 5,984 58.54%
Joseph J. Caplinger, Jr. (R) 4,236 41.44%
Write-In 2 0.02%

2008

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Jefferson won re-election, after running unopposed, to the South Carolina House of Representatives with 11,447 votes, representing District 102. 

Jefferson raised $12,065 for his campaign.[5]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 102 (2008)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Joseph Jefferson (D) 11,447

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Jefferson is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Jefferson raised a total of $108,911 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 10, 2013.[6]

Joseph Jefferson, Jr.'s Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 South Carolina State House, District 102 Won $35,777
2010 South Carolina State House, District 102 Won $23,103
2008 South Carolina State House, District 102 Won $12,065
2006 South Carolina State House, District 102 Won $9,875
2004 South Carolina State House, District 102 Won $28,091
Grand Total Raised $108,911

2012

Jefferson won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Jefferson raised a total of $35,777.

2010

Jefferson won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Jefferson raised a total of $23,103.

2008

Jefferson won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Jefferson raised a total of $12,065.

2006

Jefferson won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Jefferson raised a total of $9,875.

2004

Jefferson won election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Jefferson raised a total of $28,091.

Scorecards

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."[7]

2012

Joseph Jefferson, Jr. received a score of 7% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 115th out of all 124 South Carolina House of Representatives members.[8] His score was followed by representatives Patsy Knight (7%), David Mack (7%), and Joseph H. Neal (7%).[9]

Personal

Jefferson and his wife, Deloris, have three children.

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South Carolina House of Representatives District 102
2004–present
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