Michael Anthony

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Michael Anthony
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Current candidacy
Running for South Carolina Superintendent of Education
General electionNovember 4, 2014
Current office
South Carolina House District 42
In office
2002 - Present
Term ends
November 10, 2014
Years in position 12
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$10,400/year
Per diem$140/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sGardner-Webb University
Personal
ProfessionTeacher/Coach
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Michael A. "Mike" Anthony (b. April 4, 1950) is a Democratic member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 42. He was first elected to the chamber in 2002.

On August 14, 2013, Anthony announced that he would be running to be the South Carolina Superintendent of Education in the 2014 elections but he withdrew from the race before the primaries.[1][2]

Biography

Anthony earned his B.S. from Gardner-Webb University. He is a teacher and a coach.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Ways and Means
Rules

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: South Carolina down ballot state executive elections, 2014

Anthony briefly ran for the position of South Carolina Superintendent of Education but withdrew before the primaries.[2] The current officeholder, Mick Zais (R), was first elected in 2010.[1]

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for all 124 seats in the South Carolina House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 10, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 30, 2014. Incumbent Mike Anthony was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Mark Cathcart was defeated by David Tribble Jr in the Republican primary. Anthony and Tribble will face off in the general election.[3][4]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 42 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Tribble, Jr. 53% 881
Mark Cathcart 47% 780
Total Votes 1,661

2012

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

Anthony ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 12 and was unchallenged in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5][6][7]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 42, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Anthony Incumbent 98.5% 13,086
     Other Write-Ins 1.5% 204
Total Votes 13,290

2010

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2010

Anthony ran unopposed in the June 8 Democratic primary for District 42 of the South Carolina House of Representatives. Anthony defeated Randall English (R) in the general election on November 2.[8]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 42 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Michael Anthony (D) 6,073 62.80%
Randall English (R) 3,587 37.09%
Write-In 10 0.10%

2008

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Anthony won re-election, after running unopposed, to the South Carolina House of Representatives with 11,758 votes, representing District 42. 

Anthony raised $12,350 for his campaign.[9]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 42 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Michael Anthony (D) 11,758

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Anthony is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Anthony raised a total of $105,465 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 30, 2013.[10]

Michael Anthony's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 South Carolina State House, District 42 Won $25,524
2010 South Carolina State House, District 42 Won $26,149
2008 South Carolina State House, District 42 Won $12,350
2006 South Carolina State House, District 42 Won $12,148
2004 South Carolina State House, District 42 Won $7,449
2002 South Carolina State House, District 42 Won $21,845
Grand Total Raised $105,465

2012

Anthony won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Anthony raised a total of $25,524.
South Carolina House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Michael Anthony's campaign in 2012
South Carolina Trucking Association$1,250
Blue Cross Blue Shield$1,000
South Carolina Petroleum Marketers Association$1,000
South Carolina Leadership PAC$1,000
Grand Strand Restaraunt PAC$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$25,524
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Anthony won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Anthony raised a total of $26,149.

2008

Anthony won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Anthony raised a total of $12,350.

2006

Anthony won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Anthony raised a total of $12,148.

2004

Anthony won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Anthony raised a total of $7,449.

2002

Anthony won election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Anthony raised a total of $21,845.

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in South Carolina

Legislative scorecards are used to evaluate elected public officials based on voting record. Some scorecards are created by political advocacy groups with a focus on specific issues, while others are developed by newspapers and are broad in scope. Scorecards are meant to be used as a tool for voters to have a quick picture of whether their views align with a particular legislator's record.

Because scorecards can be specific to particular issues or general to a state’s legislative term, for example, each report should be considered on its own merits. Each entity that publishes these reports uses different methodologies and definitions for the terms used.

An overview for scorecards in all 50 states can be found on this page. To contribute to the list of South Carolina scorecards, email suggestions to scorecards@ballotpedia.org.

Please see our writing guidelines if you would like to add results from an individual scorecard to this legislator's profile.

2013-2014

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."[11]

  • 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.
  • The scorecards are not comprehensive, but concentrate on issues related to jobs, spending, and freedom.
  • Legislators are scored on efforts to promote economic freedom, lower taxes, create an efficient and accountable state government, reduce spending, protect small businesses and reform the state's pension system.
  • Legislators are scored on environment and conservation of land efforts.

2011-2012

The South Carolina State Legislature was in its 119th legislative session from January 11, 2011, to June 7, 2012. On June 2, 2011, Governor Nikki Haley attempted to call the Legislature into an "emergency" special session to begin on June 7 to create the new South Carolina Department of Administration. A lawsuit was filed by Senate President Pro Tem Glenn McConnell, in which he contended that Haley's call for a special session was unconstitutional, and that it violated the state Constitution's requirement of separation of powers among the governor, legislature and courts.[12] On June 6, the South Carolina Supreme Court ruled 3-2 against Governor Haley, stating that her order violated the Legislature's ability to set its calendar and agenda.[13] The legislature met in a special redistricting session from June 14 - July 1.[14] The legislature re-convened July 26.[15]

  • Legislators are scored on medicaid flexibility, economic development, vetoes sustained, and record of votes.
  • Legislators are scored on limited government, the free market, and individual liberty and responsibility.
  • The RLC supports individual rights, limited government and free enterprise.
  • BIPEC uses roll call votes on business and industry issues to calculate a Vote Score for members of South Carolina's state legislature.
  • Legislators are scored on efforts to promote economic freedom, lower taxes, create an efficient and accountable state government, reduce spending, protect small businesses and reform the state's pension system.
  • Legislators are scored on their voting records on bills that directly impacted the business climate and competitiveness of the state.

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."[16]

2012

Michael Anthony received a score of 13% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 79th out of all 124 South Carolina House of Representatives members.[17] His score was followed by representatives Jimmy Bales (13%), Nathan Ballentine (13%), and James Battle, Jr. (13%).[18]

Personal

Anthony and his wife, Kathy, have three children.

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Associated Press, "Anthony says he's running for SC superintendent," August 15, 2013
  2. 2.0 2.1 The State, "ELECTION 2014: State Rep. Mike Anthony drops out of race for state schools chief," March 13, 2014
  3. South Carolina State Election Commission, "Election Results," accessed June 10, 2014
  4. South Carolina State Election Commission, "2014 Election Information," accessed March 31, 2014
  5. AP.org, "South Carolina State Senate and State House Election Results," accessed November 7, 2012
  6. AP.org, "South Carolina State Senate and State House Election Results," accessed November 7, 2012
  7. South Carolina State Election Commission, "2012 Candidates," accessed April 23, 2012
  8. www.enr-scvotes.org, "2010 General Election Results," accessed May 1, 2014
  9. Follow the Money, "2008 campaign contributions," accessed May 15, 2014
  10. followthemoney.org, "Anthony, Mike," accessed June 30, 2013
  11. South Carolina State Legislature Online, "H*5282 Concurrent Resolution," accessed June 26, 2014
  12. The State, "Haley tells court she has right to call special session," 6 June 2011
  13. Wltx.com, "SC Supreme Court Rules Against Nikki Haley's Extra Session," June 6, 2011
  14. TheSunNews.com, "S.C. House to have special session in June," 6 May 2011
  15. The Island Packet, "S.C. Senate OKs new congressional districted anchored in Beaufort County," June 29, 2011
  16. The Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee, "Voting Records," accessed April 11, 2014
  17. Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee, "South Carolina Senate Score Card 2012," accessed April 11, 2014
  18. Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee, "South Carolina Senate Score Card 2012," accessed May 15, 2014
Political offices
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South Carolina House of Representatives District 42
2002–present
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