Kevin Johnson (South Carolina)
|South Carolina State Senate District 36|
|2012 - Present|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||April 5, 2011|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
|South Carolina House District 64|
|Profession||Mayor, City of Manning|
Johnson served in the South Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 64 from 2011 to 2012. Johnson was first elected to the House in an April 5, 2011, special election. The election was held to fill the vacancy created when Democratic incumbent Cathy Harvin lost her battle with breast cancer on December 4, 2010, shortly after her re-election.
Johnson received a B.S. from the University of South Carolina in 1982. He was chairman of Black River Healthcare Inc. from 1988 to 2004. Johnson was President of the South Carolina Conference of Black Mayors from 2004 to 2010. Johnson also served as the Mayor of Manning, South Carolina.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Johnson served on the following committees:
|South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Agriculture and Natural Resources|
|• Corrections and Penology|
|• Fish, Game and Forestry|
|• Labor, Commerce and Industry|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Johnson served on the following committees:
|South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs|
Johnson ran in the 2012 election for South Carolina State Senate District 36. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 12. Incumbent John Land (D) did not run for re-election. Johnson defeated Leon Winn (R), Eleazer Carter (D), and Shaun Kent (I) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
Comprehensive donor information for Johnson is available dating back to 2011. Based on available campaign finance records, Johnson raised a total of $103,701 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 21, 2013.
|Kevin Johnson's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||South Carolina State Senate, District 36||$66,576|
|2011||South Carolina State House, District 64||$37,125|
|Grand Total Raised||$103,701|
2012Johnson won election to the South Carolina State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Johnson raised a total of $66,576.
|South Carolina State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Kevin Johnson (South Carolina)'s campaign in 2012|
|Senate Democratic Caucus of South Carolina||$5,000|
|Wine & Spirits Wholesalers Association of South Carolina||$1,000|
|South Carolina Trucking Association||$1,000|
|Land III, John C||$1,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$66,576|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2010Johnson won election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Johnson raised a total of $37,125.
|South Carolina House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Kevin Johnson (South Carolina)'s campaign in 2010|
|South Carolina House Democratic Caucus Cmte||$5,000|
|Land III, John C||$1,100|
|South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association||$1,000|
|Progress Energy ECP||$1,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$37,125|
|Source:Follow the Money|
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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."
- South Carolina Chamber of Commerce - 2013 Legislative Scorecard & Year in Review
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- Greenville Tea Party - Greenville Tea Party Scorecard 2013
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- Conservation Voters of South Carolina - 2013-2014 scorecard
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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."
Kevin Johnson received a score of 13% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 95th out of all 124 South Carolina House of Representatives members. His score was followed by representatives Walton McLeod (13%), James Merrill (13%), and Elizabeth Munnerlyn (13%).
Johnson and his wife, Gloria, have three children -- Kimberly, Kennth and Kyndra.
- TheItem.com, "Johnson to face Sanders in special election," February 16, 2011
- Clarendon Citizen, "Johnson announces House seat run," December 17, 2011
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- Politics is Power (Blog) Endorsement, Includes Candidate Bio
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- The Post and Courier, "Rep. Cathy Harvin dies; won late husband's seat," December 5, 2010 (dead link)
- SC Votes, "Primary Results" June 12, 2012
- South Carolina State Election Commission, "Official election results for 2012," accessed May 15, 2014
- South Carolina State Election Commission, "2012 Candidates," accessed April 26, 2012
- AP.org, "South Carolina State Senate and State House Election Results," accessed November 7, 2012
- WISTV, "Johnson wins District 34 special election," April 6, 2011
- followthemoney.org, "Johnson, Kevin L," accessed June 21, 2013
- South Carolina State Legislature Online, "H*5282 Concurrent Resolution," accessed June 26, 2014
- 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 Senate Score Card 2012," accessed May 15, 2014