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Mark Willis

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Mark Willis
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South Carolina House District 16
Incumbent
In office
2008 - Present
Term ends
November 10, 2014
Years in position 6
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$10,400/year
Per diem$131/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sErskine College, 1986
Personal
ProfessionLong term care administrator
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Mark N. Willis (b. September 1, 1963) is a Republican member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 16. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Biography

Willis earned his B.A. from Erskine College in 1986. He is a Long Term Care Administrator.

Willis was a candidate for the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2006, but was not elected.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Education and Public Works
Interstate Cooperation, Vice Chair

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Willis 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 Mark Willis is unopposed in the Republican primary.[1]

2012

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

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

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 16, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMark Willis Incumbent 98.9% 10,080
     Other Write-Ins 1.1% 109
Total Votes 10,189

2010

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2010

Willis ran unopposed in the June 8 Republican primary for District 16 of the South Carolina House of Representatives. Willis won unopposed in the general election on November 2[4].

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 16 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Mark Willis (R) 6,208 99.14%
Write-In 54 0.86%

2008

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Willis won election to the 16th District seat in the South Carolina House of Representatives, defeating Michael Turner Jr (D).

Willis raised $29,128 for his campaign, while Turner raised $10,500.[5]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 16 (2008)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Mark Willis (R) 7,085
Michael Turner Jr (D) 6,239

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Willis is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Willis raised a total of $95,589 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 28, 2013.[6]

Mark Willis's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 South Carolina State House, District 16 Won $9,999
2010 South Carolina State House, District 16 Won $17,650
2008 South Carolina State House, District 16 Won $29,128
2006 South Carolina State House, District 16 Defeated $38,812
Grand Total Raised $95,589

2012

Willis won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Willis raised a total of $9,999.

2010

Willis won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Willis raised a total of $17,650.

2008

Willis won election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Willis raised a total of $29,128.

2006

Willis lost the election for the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Willis raised a total of $38,812.

Endorsements

Presidential preference

2012

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

Mark Willis endorsed Newt Gingrich in the 2012 presidential election. [7]

He previously endorsed Rick Perry.[8]

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."[9]

2012

Mark Willis received a score of 20% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 76th out of all 124 South Carolina House of Representatives members.[10] His score was followed by representatives Paul Agnew (13%), Karl Allen (13%), and Michael Anthony (13%).[11]

Personal

Willis and his wife, Tracy, have three children.

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South Carolina House of Representatives District 16
2008–present
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