John Land

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John Land
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South Carolina State Senate District 36
Retired
In office
1976-2012
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Minority Leader, South Carolina State Senate
2000-present
Elections and appointments
Last election2008
First elected1976
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
South Carolina House of Representatives
1974-1976
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of South Carolina, 1965
J.D.University of South Carolina Law School, 1968
Personal
BirthdayJanuary 25, 1941
Place of birthManning, SC
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionMethodist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
John Land (b. January 25, 1941) is a former Democratic member of the South Carolina State Senate representing the 36th District from 1976-2012.

Land has been a self-employed attorney since 1968.

Land earned his Vocational Degree in Forestry from the University of Florida in 1960. He went on to receive his B.A. in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina in 1965. He then earned his J.D. from the University of South Carolina Law School in 1968.

Land is a member of the South Carolina Democratic Party. He is also the Secretary of Clarendon County Democratic Party. He served in the South Carolina State House from 1975 to 1976. He joined the South Carolina State Senate in 1976. From 1993 to 2000 he was the Senate Majority Leader. He became the Minority Leader in 2000 and has served in that position until his retirement in 2012.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2008

Land won re-election for District 36 of the South Carolina State Senate with 31,083 votes, ahead of write-ins (212).[1]

He raised $46,229 for his campaign.[2]

South Carolina State Senate, District 36
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png John C. Land, III (D) 31,083
Write-ins 212

Campaign donors

2008

Land raised $46,229 in the 2008 election cycle.

His top contributor is listed below, and 22 donors gave $1,000 each, the next highest contribution amount his campaign received.[3]

Donor Amount
Titlemax Management $1,500

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."[4]

2012

John Land received a score of 6% in the 2012 score card, ranking 31st out of all 46 South Carolina Senate members.[5] His score was followed by Senators Hugh Leatherman (6%), Phil Leventis (6%), and Joel Lourie (6%).[6]

Personal

Land and his wife Maria have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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South Carolina State Senate - District 36
1976–2012
Succeeded by
Kevin L. Johnson (D)