Thad Viers

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Thad Viers
Thad Viers.jpg
South Carolina House District 68
Former officeholder
In office
2002 - March 21, 2012
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$10,400/year
Per diem$119/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2002
Term limitsN/A
Websites
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Thad Viers (b. March 13, 1978) is a former Republican member of the South Carolina House of Representatives from 2002 to March 21, 2012, representing District 68.

Viers resigned effective immediately on March 21, 2012, a day before he was indicted by a grand jury for stalking and harassment in the first degree. The charges stemmed from his arrest in January when an ex-girlfriend accused him of continuing to call, text, email and show up at her home and work despite having been broken up for over five months.[1]

Viers is a graduate of the Myrtle Beach Citizens Police Academy. He earned his B.A. from The Citadel in 1999. He then received his J.D. from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 2007. His professional experience includes working as a Research Assistant for The Heritage Foundation and as a Business Development Consultant.

Viers served as Executive Director of the Horry County Republican Party from 1999 to 2001. He then served as District Field Representatives for Congressman Henry Brown from 2000 to 2001.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

  • Subcommittee on General Laws, Chair

2009-2010

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

Subcommittee on Special Laws, Chair

Elections

2012

See also: South Carolina's 7th Congressional District elections, 2012

Viers was running in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing South Carolina's 7th District. Viers dropped out of the race on January 6, 2012 following his arrest on a harassment charge.[2]

2010

Viers defeated Bert Von Herrmann in the June 8 Republican primary for District 68 of the South Carolina House of Representatives by a margin of 2,418-1,286. Viers won unopposed in the general election on November 2[3].

House of Representatives Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Thad Viers (Incumbent) 2,418
Bert von Herrmann 1,286
South Carolina House of Representatives, District 68 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Thad Viers (R) 8,485 98.58%
Write-In 122 1.42%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Viers won re-election unopposed to the South Carolina House of Representatives with 12,449 votes, representing District 68. 

Viers raised $101,826 for his campaign.[4]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 68 (2008)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Thad Viers (R) 12,449

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, a year in which Viers was up for re-election, he collected $112,696 in donations.[5]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

2008

Viers raised $101,826 in the 2008 election cycle.

His major contributors are listed below.[6]

Donor Amount
House Republican Caucus of South Carolina $5,000
Myrtle Beach Lodging Association $3,000
Weaver Co $3,000
7 different donors each donated $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

Thad Viers received a score of 13% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 104th out of all 124 South Carolina House of Representatives members.[8] His score was followed by representatives J. David Weeks (13%), Jackson Whipper (13%), and Carl Anderson (7%).[9]

Personal

Viers is single.

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Preceded by
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South Carolina House of Representatives District 68
2002–March 21, 2012
Succeeded by
Vacant