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Doug Brannon
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South Carolina House District 38
Incumbent
In office
2010 - Present
Term ends
November 10, 2014
Years in position 4
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$10,400/year
Per diem$140/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of South Carolina, 1996
J.D.University of South Carolina, 2000
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Norman D. "Doug" Brannon (b. April 22, 1961) is a Republican member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 38. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Brannon graduated from the University of South Carolina with a B.S. in 1996 and a J.D. in 2000. Brannon served on the Landrum City Council from 1991 to 1993 and was mayor of the City of Landrum from 1993 to 1997.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Education and Public Works

2011-2012

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

Elections

2014

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 Doug Brannon was unopposed in the Republican primary. Brannon is unopposed in the general election.[1][2]

2012

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

Brannon ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 12 and in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 38, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngN. Douglas Brannon Incumbent 99% 11,894
     Other Write-Ins 1% 118
Total Votes 12,012

2010

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2010

Brannon won election to the South Carolina House of Representatives, defeating John Lewis (D) and Jerry H Blanton (C) in the general election on November 2.[5]

Brannon defeated incumbent Joey Millwood in the Republican primary runoff on June 22 by a margin of 2,370-2,285. Millwood was seeking his second term.

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 38 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Doug Brannon (R) 7,474 76.06%
John Lewis (D) 1,892 19.25%
Jerry H Blanton (C) 444 4.52%
Write-In 16 0.16%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Brannon is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Brannon raised a total of $83,069 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 30, 2013.[6]

Doug Brannon's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 South Carolina State House, District 38 Won $21,400
2010 South Carolina State House, District 38 Won $61,669
Grand Total Raised $83,069

2012

Brannon won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Brannon raised a total of $21,400.
South Carolina House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Doug Brannon's campaign in 2012
South Carolina Trucking Association$1,000
Harrison White Smith & Coggins Attorneys At Law$1,000
Turnipseed, David$1,000
South Carolina Education Association$1,000
Palmetto Leadership Council$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$21,400
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Brannon won election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Brannon raised a total of $61,669.

Endorsements

Presidential preference

2012

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

Doug Brannon endorsed Newt Gingrich in the 2012 presidential election. [7]

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.

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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."[8]

  • 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.[9] 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.[10] The legislature met in a special redistricting session from June 14 - July 1.[11] The legislature re-convened July 26.[12]

  • 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."[13]

2012

Doug Brannon received a score of 20% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 52nd out of all 124 South Carolina House of Representatives members.[14] His score was followed by representatives Joseph Daning (20%), F. Gregory "Greg" Delleney, Jr. (20%), and Chandra Dillard (20%).[15]

Personal

Brannon is married to Tracey. They have four children -- Spike, Chris, Lexi and Cody.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Joey Millwood (R)
South Carolina House of Representatives District 38
2010–present
Succeeded by
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