|South Carolina State Senate District 35|
|November 14, 2016|
|Years in position||2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, McElveen served on the following committees:
|South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Agriculture and Natural Resources|
|• Corrections and Penology|
|• Fish, Game and Forestry|
McElveen ran in the 2012 election for South Carolina State Senate District 35. He defeated E.B. Mac McLeod in the Democratic primary on June 12. Incumbent Phil Leventis (D) is not running for re-election. McElveen won in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|South Carolina State Senate, District 35, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Thomas McElveen Incumbent||54.8%||22,459|
|South Carolina State Senate District 35 Democratic Primary, 2012|
|E B Mac McLeod||31.2%||1,941|
Comprehensive donor information for McElveen is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, McElveen raised a total of $215,885 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 21, 2013.
|Thomas McElveen's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||South Carolina State Senate, District 35||$215,885|
|Grand Total Raised||$215,885|
2012McElveen won election to the South Carolina State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, McElveen raised a total of $215,885.
|South Carolina State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Thomas McElveen's campaign in 2012|
|South Carolina Senate Democratic Caucus||$8,000|
|Mcelveen III, J Thomas||$7,451|
|Chappell Smith & Arden||$2,000|
|Lee Eadon Isgett Popwell & Reardon||$2,000|
|McKnew, Natalma M||$2,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$215,885|
|Source:Follow the Money|
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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."
- South Carolina Chamber of Commerce - 2013 Legislative Scorecard & Year in Review
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- AP.org, "South Carolina State Senate and State House Election Results," accessed November 7, 2012
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- SC Votes, "Primary Results," June 12, 2012
- South Carolina State Election Commission, "Official Primary Results," June 29, 2012
- followthemoney.org, "McElveen, Thomas," accessed June 21, 2013
- South Carolina State Legislature Online, "H*5282 Concurrent Resolution," accessed June 26, 2014
Phil Leventis (D)
|South Carolina State Senate - District 35
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