|South Carolina State Senate District 35|
|Elections and appointments|
|Bachelor's||University of Virginia, 1969|
|Service/branch||United States Air Force|
|Years of service||1969-1974|
|Date of birth||November 3, 1945|
|Place of birth||Lexington County|
|Profession||President & General Manager, Dixie Beverage Company|
Leventis was the Democratic Nominee for the South Carolina Lt. Governor in 2002. He joined the South Carolina State Senate in 1980 and served in that position since until 2012.
Leventis was a Pilot in the United States Air Force from 1969 to 1974. He went on to be a Brigadier General in the South Carolina Air National Guard from 1974 to 1999. He is currently the President and General Manager of Dixie Beverage Company.
Phil Leventis attended the University of Virginia in 1969.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Leventis served on the following committees:
- Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee, South Carolina State Senate
- Education Committee, South Carolina State Senate
- Ethics Committee, South Carolina State Senate
- Finance Committee, South Carolina State Senate
- Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee, South Carolina State Senate
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Leventis served on the following committees:
- Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee, South Carolina Senate
- Education Committee, South Carolina Senate
- Ethics Committee, South Carolina Senate
- Finance Committee, South Carolina Senate
- Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee, South Carolina Senate
Leventis raised $86,147 for his campaign.
|South Carolina State Senate, District 35|
|Phil Leventis (D)||21,931|
|Karen Michalik (R)||13,518|
On November 5, 2002, Andre Bauer won election to the office of South Carolina Lieutenant Governor. He defeated Phil Leventis (D) and Kenneth E. Curtis (L) in the general election.
|South Carolina Lieutenant Governor, 2002|
|Libertarian||Kenneth E. Curtis||1.4%||15,705|
|Election Results Via: South Carolina State Election Commission|
Leventis raised $86,147 in the 2008 election cycle.
His top contributors are listed below.
|Senate Democratic Caucus of South Carolina||$10,000|
|South Carolina Education Association||$2,000|
|South Carolina Medical Association||$2,000|
|Hill Plumbing & Electric||$1,250|
The Palmetto Liberty PAC Scorecard
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."
Phil Leventis received a score of 6% in the 2012 score card, ranking 33rd out of all 46 South Carolina Senate members. His score was followed by Senators Joel Lourie (6%), Gerald Malloy (6%), and John Matthews (6%).
Leventis and his wife Ellen have four children.
- Sen. Leventis's website
- Profile from the South Carolina Legislature (dead link)
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1996
- South Carolina official election results for 2008
- Follow the Money's report on Leventis's 2008 campaign contributions
- Campaign contributors to Phil Leventis
- The Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee, "Voting Records," accessed April 11, 2014
- Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee, "South Carolina Senate Score Card 2012," accessed May 15, 2014
- Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee: South Carolina Senate Score Card 2012, 2012
|South Carolina State Senate - District 35
| Succeeded by|
Thomas McElveen (D)