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Steve Parker

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Steve Parker
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South Carolina House District 37
Retired
In office
2008 - 2012
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
First elected2008
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionBusiness owner
CandidateVerification
Steve Parker (b. May 27, 1951) is a former Republican member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 37 from 2008-2012.

Education

Parker earned his B.A. from Newberry College in 1973. He went on to receive his MAT from Converse College in 1975. He then specialized in Education at the University of South Carolina in 1978.

Professional experience

Parker was an Educator for Spartanburg County Schools, Aiken and Cherokee School Districts from 1973 to 1993. He has been the owner of Steve Parker Painting Incorporated since 1973.

Political experience

Parker was a candidate for the South Carolina State Senate in 2000 but was not elected. He also served on the School Board from 1998 to 2002. From 2002 to 2004, he served on the Spartanburg County Council for District 2. He again ran for the South Carolina Senate in 2004 but was again denied. He then ran for election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2006. Parker currently serves in the South Carolina House. He represents the 37th District.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

  • Subcommittee on Insurance
  • Subcommittee on Real Estate

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Parker served on the following committees:

Subcommittee on Wildlife

Elections

2012

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

Parker was defeated in the Republican primary on June 12 by Donna Wood.[1][2]

South Carolina House of Representatives District 37 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDonna Wood 57.2% 853
Steve Parker Incumbent 42.8% 639
Total Votes 1,492

2010

Parker ran unopposed in the June 8 Republican primary for District 37 of the South Carolina House of Representatives. Parker defeated Delores Frazer (D) and Ralph Davenport (C) in the general election on November 2[3].

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 37 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Steve Parker (R) 5,319 55.91%
Delores Frazer (D, WF) 2570 27.01%
Ralph Davenport (C) 1,603 16.85%
Write-In 22 0.23%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Parker won election to the 37th District seat in the South Carolina House of Representatives, defeating Eric Hayler (D).

Parker raised $76,457 for his campaign, while Hayler raised $15,414.[4]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 37 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Steve Parker (R) 7,835
Eric Hayler (D) 5,634

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, a year in which Parker was up for re-election, he collected $7,135 in donations.[5]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

South Carolina House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Steve Parker's campaign in 2010
Republican Caucus$5,000
South Carolina Leadership PAC$1,000
Carolina Commerce Fund$1,000
Geneva Enterprises LLC$1,000
Palmetto Business Council$1,000
Total Raised in 2010 $7,135

2008

Parker raised $76,457 in the 2008 election cycle.

His major contributors are listed below.[6]

Donor Amount
Steve Parker $20,000
House Republican Caucus of South Carolina $5,000
Steve Parker $2,000
South Carolina Builders Association $2,000
South Carolina Association of Realtors $2,000

Scorecards

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."[7]

2012

Steve Parker received a score of 27% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 41st out of all 124 South Carolina House of Representatives members.[8] His score was followed by representatives Bill Sandifer, III (27%), George Smith, Jr. (27%), and J. Roland Smith (27%).[9]

Personal

Parker and his wife, Rita, have two children.

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South Carolina House of Representatives District 37
2008–present
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