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Ballotpedia covers 15 state executive offices in the state of South Carolina. The executive branch is governed by Article IV of the South Carolina Constitution.

State executive organization

Executive officials in South Carolina are part of a three-pronged government structure that includes state legislators and state judges. The following chart details the relationship among different branches of South Carolina's state government:

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Offices

The following is a list of state executive offices in South Carolina.

Current officeholders

Note: First appointed or First elected will include a date depending on if the officeholder was appointed or elected.

Name:Party:Current office:Tenure:First AppointedFirst Elected:
Alan WilsonEnds.png Republican Attorney General of South CarolinaJanuary 12, 2011 - PresentNovember 2, 2010
Alvin A. TaylorNonpartisan South Carolina Director of Natural ResourcesDecember 8, 2011 - PresentJanuary 26, 2012
Comer H. "Randy" RandallNonpartisan South Carolina Public Service CommissionerJuly 1, 2013 - PresentMay 1, 2013
Curtis LoftisEnds.png Republican South Carolina Treasurer2011-presentNovember 2, 2010
G. O'Neal HamiltonNonpartisan South Carolina Public Service CommissionerJuly 1, 2004 - PresentMarch 3, 2004
Henry McMasterEnds.png Republican Lieutenant Governor of South CarolinaJanuary 14, 2015 - presentNovember 4, 2014
Hugh WeathersEnds.png Republican South Carolina Commissioner of AgricultureJanuary 2005 - PresentSeptember 14, 2004
John HowardNonpartisan South Carolina Public Service CommissionerMarch 4, 2004 - PresentMarch 3, 2004
Lib FlemingNonpartisan South Carolina Public Service Commissioner2004 - Present2004
Mark HammondEnds.png Republican South Carolina Secretary of StateJanuary 2003 - presentNovember 5, 2002
Molly Mitchell SpearmanEnds.png Republican South Carolina Superintendent of EducationJanuary 14, 2015 - presentNovember 4, 2014
Nikki HaleyEnds.png Republican Governor of South CarolinaJanuary 12, 2011 - PresentNovember 2, 2010
Nikki HallNonpartisan South Carolina Public Service CommissionerJune 2010 - PresentMay 26, 2010
Raymond FarmerNonpartisan South Carolina Director of InsuranceNovember 13, 2012-PresentNovember 13, 2012
Richard EckstromEnds.png Republican South Carolina Comptroller General2003 - PresentNovember 5, 2002
Richard Gilbert, Jr.Ends.png Republican South Carolina State Auditor2012-present2012
Richele TaylorNonpartisan South Carolina Director of Labor, Licensing and RegulationDecember 8, 2014 - PresentDecember 8, 2014
Swain WhitfieldNonpartisan South Carolina Public Service CommissionerJuly 1, 2008 - PresentJuly 1, 2008

Elections

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2015

There are no state executive elections in South Carolina in 2015.

2014

Nine state executive offices were up for election including governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, secretary of state, treasurer, comptroller, superintendent of education, agriculture commissioner and adjutant general.

2013

There were no elections in South Carolina in 2013.

2012

There were no elections in South Carolina in 2012.

Corruption analysis

The University of Illinois at Chicago and the Illinois Integrity Initiative used federal data to evaluate levels of corruption in all 50 states plus the District of Columbia. The following table ranks each state based on total convictions and convictions per 10,000 residents of public officials in federal corruption cases between 1976 and 2010.[1]

Corruption statistics, 1976-2010
State Total federal corruption convictions Rank Convictions per 10,000 residents Rank
Alabama
657
14
1.37
8
Alaska
130
38
1.83
4
Arizona
329
25
0.51
39
Arkansas
201
29
0.69
31
California
2,345
2
0.63
35
Colorado
189
32
0.38
45
Connecticut
277
27
0.78
30
Delaware
80
47
0.89
20
Florida
1,762
4
0.94
19
Georgia
807
13
0.83
26
Hawaii
114
40
0.84
25
Idaho
78
48
0.50
40
Illinois
1,828
3
1.42
7
Indiana
419
23
0.65
34
Iowa
148
34
0.49
41
Kansas
152
33
0.53
37
Kentucky
577
16
1.33
10
Louisiana
906
10
2.00
2
Maine
105
41
0.79
28
Maryland
499
20
0.86
22
Massachusetts
562
17
0.86
23
Michigan
655
15
0.66
33
Minnesota
190
31
0.36
47
Mississippi
560
18
1.89
3
Missouri
507
19
0.85
24
Montana
139
36
1.37
9
Nebraska
83
45
0.45
44
Nevada
100
42
0.37
46
New Hampshire
46
49
0.35
48
New Jersey
909
9
1.03
18
New Mexico
139
37
0.68
32
New York
2,522
1
1.30
12
North Carolina
461
22
0.48
42
North Dakota
118
39
1.75
6
Ohio
1,405
7
1.22
15
Oklahoma
472
21
1.26
13
Oregon
91
43
0.24
51
Pennsylvania
1,563
5
1.23
14
Rhode Island
83
46
0.79
29
South Carolina
401
24
0.87
21
South Dakota
144
35
1.77
5
Tennessee
843
12
1.33
11
Texas
1,542
6
0.61
36
Utah
86
44
0.31
49
Vermont
30
51
0.48
43
Virginia
896
11
1.12
17
Washington
200
30
0.30
50
Washington, D.C.
1,005
8
16.70
1
West Virginia
208
28
1.12
16
Wisconsin
295
26
0.52
38
Wyoming
45
50
0.80
27

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