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Robert Shannon Riley

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Robert Shannon Riley
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South Carolina House of Representatives District 13
In office
Term ends
November 14, 2016
Years in position 3
Base salary$10,400/year
Per diem$140/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Robert Shannon Riley is a Republican member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 13. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Riley served on the following committees:

South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2015
Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs
Invitations and Memorial Resolutions


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



See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for all 124 seats in the South Carolina House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 10, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 30, 2014. Incumbent Robert Shannon Riley ran unopposed in the Republican primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[1][2][3]


See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

Shannon Riley ran in the 2012 election for South Carolina House of Representatives District 13. He defeated John R. McCravy in the Republican primary on June 12. Incumbent Lewis Pinson (R) did not run for re-election. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5][6] Riley won in the general election.[7]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 13, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Shannon Riley 78.2% 11,697
     Democratic Bob Merritt 20.6% 3,084
     Other Write-Ins 1.2% 183
Total Votes 14,964
South Carolina House of Representatives District 13 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Shannon Riley 57.2% 3,095
John R. McCravy 42.8% 2,318
Total Votes 5,413

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Riley is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Riley raised a total of $50,393 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 28, 2013.[8]

Robert Shannon Riley's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 South Carolina State House, District 13 Won $50,393
Grand Total Raised $50,393


Riley won election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Riley raised a total of $50,393.
South Carolina House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Robert Shannon Riley's campaign in 2012
House Republican Caucus of South Carolina$5,000
South Carolina Farm Bureau$1,250
Palmetto Patriot Leadership Cmte$1,000
Manning, William$1,000
Riley, Robert H$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$50,393
Source:Follow the Money


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

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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."[9]

  • 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.
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Political offices
Preceded by
Lewis Pinson (R)
South Carolina House of Representatives District 10
Succeeded by