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Lewis Pinson
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South Carolina House District 13
Retired
In office
2002 - 2012
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2002
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionCommunity Relations Director, Morningside Assisted Living
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Lewis Pinson (b. November 2, 1949) is a former Republican member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 13 from 2002-2012.

Education

Pinson earned his B.A. from The Citadel in 1972. He then attended Graduate Work at Clemson University and Liberty University.

Professional experience

Pinson served at United States Army Fort Gordan in Georgia as a Second Lieutenant from 1972 to 1973. He then worked as Training Director at Greenwood Mills, Incorporated from 1975 to 1983. In 2000, he served as a Lieutenant in the South Carolina Army National Guard. Pinson also worked as Veterans Director for Greenwood County from 1983 to 2002. He currently works as Community Relations Director for Morningside Assisted Living.

Political experience

Pinson served on the Greenwood County Council from 1976 to 1982. He then served as a Member of the Board of Trustees of Greenwood School District #50 from 1986 to 1996. He joined the South Carolina State House of Representatives in 2003 and served in that position until 2012.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

  • Subcommittee on Banking and Consumer Affairs
  • Subcommittee on Insurance

2009-2010

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

Subcommittee on Insurance
Subcommittee on Real Estate

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Lewis Pinson endorsed Newt Gingrich in the 2012 presidential election. [1]

Elections

2010

Pinson defeated Buck Griffin in the June 8 Republican primary for District 13 of the South Carolina House of Representatives by a margin of 2,536-2,331. Pinson defeated Michael K Gaskin (D) in the general election on November 2[2].

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 13 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Lewis Pinson (R) 7,347 66.80%
Michael K Gaskin (D) 3,593 32.67%
Write-In 58 0.53%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Pinson won re-election unopposed to the South Carolina House of Representatives with 11,985 votes, representing District 13. 

Pinson raised $9,902 for his campaign.[3]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 13 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Lewis Pinson (R) 11,985

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, a year in which Pinson was up for re-election, he collected $47,164 in donations.[4]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

South Carolina House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Lewis Pinson's campaign in 2010
Republican Caucus$5,000
House Republican Caucus Of South Carolina$5,000
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough$1,500
South Carolina Farm Bureau$1,250
South Carolina Medical Association$1,000
Total Raised in 2010 $47,164

2008

Pinson raised $9,902 in the 2008 election cycle.

His major contributors are listed below.[5]

Donor Amount
Palmetto Leadership Council $1,000
South Carolina Trucking Association $1,000
South Carolina Medical Association $1,000
Pfizer $750

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."[6]

2012

Lewis Pinson received a score of 40% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 8th out of all 124 South Carolina House of Representatives members.[7] His score was followed by representatives Alan D. Clemmons (33%), Dan Hamilton (33%), and Dwight Loftis (33%).[8]

Personal

Pinson and his wife, Carol, have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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South Carolina House of Representatives District 13
2002–2012
Succeeded by
Robert Shannon Riley (R)