Rex Rice

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Rex Rice
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South Carolina House District 26
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Republican
Profession Businessman
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Rex Rice (b. May 9, 1957) was a Republican member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 26. He was defeated in a bid for South Carolina State Senate in 2012.


Rice graduated from Christ Church Episcopal School. He then attended Anderson College and the University of South Carolina.

Professional experience

Rice is President/Co-Owner of Rice-Cleveland Construction Corporation. He is also the President of Fontaine Construction Corporation. He is a businessman.

Political experience

Rice has served as Chair of the Pickens County Public Services Commission. He joined the South Carolina State House of Representatives in 1995 and served in that position until 2010, representing the 26th District.

Committee assignments

While in the South Carolina House, Rice served on the following committee:

Subcommittee on Property Tax
Subcommittee on Transportation and Regulatory



See also: South Carolina State Senate elections, 2012

Rice ran for election in the 2012 election for South Carolina State Senate District 2. Rice was initially decertified from the ballot but filed and was accepted as a Petition Candidate. Rice was defeated by Larry Martin (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

South Carolina State Senate, District 2, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLarry Martin Incumbent 64.4% 24,013
     Republican (Petition) Rex Rice 35.3% 13,164
     Other Write-Ins 0.3% 108
Total Votes 37,285


Rice did not seek re-election to District 26 in 2010. Rice lost in the Republican primary for U.S. House District 3.


On November 4, 2008, Rince won re-election unopposed to the South Carolina House of Representatives with 9,371 votes, representing District 26. 

Rice raised $10,050 for his campaign.[3]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 26 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Rex Rice (R) 9,371

Campaign donors


Rice raised $10,050 in the 2008 election cycle.

His major contributors are listed below.[4]

Donor Amount
6 different donors each donated: $1,000


Rice and his wife, Ruth, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
South Carolina House of Representatives District 26
Succeeded by
Eric Bikas (R)