Leola Robinson-Simpson

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Leola Robinson-Simpson
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South Carolina House of Representatives District 25
In office
Term ends
November 14, 2016
Years in position 3
Base salary$10,400/year
Per diem$140/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Campaign website
Leola C. Robinson-Simpson is a Democratic member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 25. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Robinson-Simpson served on the following committees:

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


Campaign themes


Robinson-Simpson's campaign website highlighted the following issues:[1]

  • Excerpt: "Expanding Medicaid for Our State’s Uninsured"
  • Excerpt: "Funding the Repair of Crumbling Roads & Bridges"
  • Excerpt: "Creating More Jobs & Economic Development Opportunities"
  • Excerpt: "Safeguarding Our Environment from Those Wishing to Dump Waste within Our Borders"
  • Excerpt: "Improving Public Education for Our Children"



See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for all 124 seats in the South Carolina House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 10, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 30, 2014. Incumbent Leola Robinson-Simpson was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Tony Boyce ran as an Independence party candidate. Robinson-Simpson defeated Boyce in the general election.[2][3][4]

South Carolina State House, District 25, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLeola Robinson-Simpson Incumbent 76.1% 5,186
     Independence Tony Boyce 23.9% 1,628
Total Votes 6,814


See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

Robinson-Simpson ran in the 2012 election for South Carolina House of Representatives District 25. She ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 12. Incumbent Karl Allen (D) did not run for re-election. Robinson-Simpson ran unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6][7]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 25, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLeola Robinson-Simpson 97.7% 10,109
     Other Write-Ins 2.3% 241
Total Votes 10,350

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Robinson-Simpson is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Robinson-Simpson raised a total of $6,702 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 28, 2013.[8]

Leola Robinson-Simpson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 South Carolina State House, District 25 Won $6,702
Grand Total Raised $6,702


Robinson-Simpson won election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Robinson-Simpson raised a total of $6,702.
South Carolina House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Leola Robinson-Simpson's campaign in 2012
Robinson-Simpson, Leola$849
Robinson-Simpson, Leola$741
Robinson-Simpson, Leola$500
Duke Energy$500
McCoy, Geneva C$300
Total Raised in 2012$6,702
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."[9]

  • 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.
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Political offices
Preceded by
Karl Allen (D)
South Carolina House of Representatives District 25
Succeeded by