Ronnie Sabb

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Ronnie Sabb
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South Carolina House District 101
Incumbent
In office
2010 - Present
Term ends
November 10, 2014
Years in position 4
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$10,400/year
Per diem$140/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2010
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sVoorhees Collge, 1980
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Ronnie A. Sabb (b. September 2, 1958) is a Democratic member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 101. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Sabb is a Democratic Senator-elect for District 32 of the South Carolina State Senate.[1]

Biography

Sabb received his B.S. from Voorhees Collge in 1980 as well as an additional degree from the University of Florida in 1987.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Ethics
Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs

2011-2012

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

Elections

2014

General election

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 Ronnie Sabb was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Sabb withdrew from the race following the primary. Sabb will join the Senate after winning a special election on September 16, 2014.[2][3]

Special election

See also: South Carolina state legislative special elections, 2014

Carl Anderson, Ronnie Sabb, Cezar McKnight and Sam L. Floyd faced off in the September 2 Democratic primary. Because no candidate received more than 50 percent of the vote, the top two vote-getters - Floyd and Sabb - met in a runoff election on September 16, which Sabb won.[1][4][5] Because no Republican candidate filed to run, the Democratic nominee will win election by default.[6]

The seat was vacant following John McGill's (D) appointment as Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina.[7]

A special election for the position of South Carolina State Senate District 32 was initially called for November 4, concurrent with the 2014 state house elections. A primary election took place on September 2, 2014. Because only Democratic candidates filed to run, the primary instead served as the general election. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was July 14.[6]

South Carolina State Senate, District 32, Special Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSam L. Floyd 32.3% 4,602
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRonnie Sabb 24.5% 3,485
     Democratic Cezar McKnight 24.2% 3,448
     Democratic Carl Anderson 19% 2,710
Total Votes 14,245

2012

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

Sabb ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 12, as well as the general election on November 6.[8][9]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 101, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRonnie Sabb Incumbent 98.9% 14,146
     Other Write-Ins 1.1% 151
Total Votes 14,297

2010

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2010

Sabb won election to the South Carolina House of Representatives.[10] He defeated Barbara Mishoe (R) in the November 2 general election.

Sabb defeated John Pinckney in the June 8 primary.

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 101 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Ronnie Sabb (D) 6,515 67.03%
Barbara Mishoe (R) 3,196 32.88%
Write-In 9 0.09%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Sabb is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Sabb raised a total of $69,311 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 10, 2013.[11]

Ronnie Sabb's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 South Carolina State House, District 101 Won $11,000
2010 South Carolina State House, District 101 Won $58,311
Grand Total Raised $69,311

2012

Sabb won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Sabb raised a total of $11,000.
South Carolina House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Ronnie Sabb's campaign in 2012
South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association$1,000
Murdaugh, Alexander$1,000
Progress Energy$1,000
Driggers, Johnny$1,000
South Carolina Trucking Association$500
Total Raised in 2012$11,000
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Sabb won election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Sabb raised a total of $58,311.

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.

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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."[12]

  • 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.[13] 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.[14] The legislature met in a special redistricting session from June 14 - July 1.[15] The legislature re-convened July 26.[16]

  • 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."[17]

2012

Ronnie Sabb received a score of 20% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 71st out of all 124 South Carolina House of Representatives members.[18] His score was followed by representatives James E. Smith, Jr. (20%), Lawrence Kit Spires (20%), and McLain Toole (20%).[19]

Personal

Sabb is a widower with one child, Whitney.

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 SCnow.com, "Sabb wins Senate 32 run-off," September 16, 2014
  2. South Carolina State Election Commission, "Election Results," accessed June 10, 2014
  3. South Carolina State Election Commission, "2014 Election Information," accessed March 31, 2014
  4. WBTW, "SC Senate Seat 32 will move to a runoff after Tuesday vote," September 2, 2014
  5. South Carolina State Election Commission, "Democratic Primary Official Results," accessed September 30, 2014
  6. 6.0 6.1 The State, "Georgetown's Carl Anderson seeks state senate seat in special election," July 17, 2014
  7. Greenfield Reporter, "Correction: McGill-Special Election story," June 20, 2014
  8. AP.org, "South Carolina State Senate and State House Election Results," accessed November 7, 2012
  9. South Carolina State Election Commission, "2012 Candidates," accessed April 24, 2012
  10. www.enr-scvotes.org, "2010 General Election Results," accessed May 1, 2014
  11. followthemoney.org, "Sabb, Ronnie A," accessed July 10, 2013
  12. South Carolina State Legislature Online, "H*5282 Concurrent Resolution," accessed June 26, 2014
  13. The State, "Haley tells court she has right to call special session," 6 June 2011
  14. Wltx.com, "SC Supreme Court Rules Against Nikki Haley's Extra Session," June 6, 2011
  15. TheSunNews.com, "S.C. House to have special session in June," 6 May 2011
  16. The Island Packet, "S.C. Senate OKs new congressional districted anchored in Beaufort County," June 29, 2011
  17. The Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee, "Voting Records," accessed April 11, 2014
  18. Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee, "South Carolina Senate Score Card 2012," accessed April 11, 2014
  19. Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee, "South Carolina Senate Score Card 2012," accessed May 15, 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
Kenneth Kennedy (D)
South Carolina House of Representatives District 101
2010–present
Succeeded by
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