Tom Corbin

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Tom Corbin
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South Carolina Senate District 5
Incumbent
In office
2012- Present
Term ends
November 14, 2016
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$10,400/year
Per diem$140/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
South Carolina House of Representatives
2010-2012
Education
Bachelor'sClemson University, 1987
Personal
ProfessionBusinessman
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Thomas D. "Tom" Corbin (b. January 11, 1965) is a Republican member of the South Carolina State Senate, representing District 5. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Corbin served in the South Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 17 from 2010 to 2012.

Biography

Corbin received a B.S. from Clemson University in 1987.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture and Natural Resources
Fish, Game and Forestry
Judiciary
Labor, Commerce and Industry
Rules

2011-2012

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

Elections

2012

Senate

See also: South Carolina State Senate elections, 2012

Corbin won election in the 2012 election for South Carolina State Senate District 5. Corbin ran unopposed in the June 12 Republican primary and ran unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Phillip Shoopman (R) did not run for re-election.[1][2][3][4]

South Carolina State Senate, District 5, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTom Corbin 98.8% 33,491
     Other Write-Ins 1.2% 406
Total Votes 33,897
South Carolina State Senate District 5 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTom Corbin 65.4% 3,050
Amanda Tieder Somers 34.6% 1,616
Total Votes 4,666

House

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

Corbin was unopposed in the Republican primary on June 12 and was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6.[5]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 17, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTom Corbin Incumbent 98.7% 13,137
     Other Write-Ins 1.3% 167
Total Votes 13,304

2010

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2010

Corbin won election to the South Carolina House of Representatives, defeating Stephen Salter (D) in the general election on November 2.[6]

Corbin defeated incumbent Harry Cato in the Republican primary on June 8 by a margin of 3,379 to 1,818. Cato was seeking his 11th term.

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 17 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Tom Corbin (R) 8,817 81.38%
Stephen Salter (D) 2,006 18.51%
Write-In 12 0.11%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Corbin is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Corbin raised a total of $161,304 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 20, 2013.[7]

Tom Corbin's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 South Carolina State Senate, District 5 / South Carolina State House, District 17 Won $92,234
2010 South Carolina State House, District 17 Won $69,070
Grand Total Raised $161,304
Note: In 2012, Corbin raised $72,034 for his Senate seat, which he won, and $20,200 for his House seat, which he also won.

2012

Senate

Corbin won election to the South Carolina State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Corbin raised a total of $72,034.
South Carolina State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Tom Corbin's campaign in 2012
Senate Republican Caucus of South Carolina$5,000
South Carolina Trucking Association$2,000
Grand Strand Restaurant PAC$1,500
Sandy Flat Grocery$1,500
Grand Strand Golf PAC$1,500
Total Raised in 2012$72,034
Source:Follow the Money

House

Corbin won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Corbin raised a total of $20,200.
South Carolina House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Tom Corbin's campaign in 2012
Recovery Concepts of the Carolinas$1,000
Quintana, Cheryl Garcia$1,000
South Carolina Leadership PAC$1,000
Turner, Joanne$1,000
Palmetto Leadership Council$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$20,200
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Corbin won election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Corbin raised a total of $69,070.

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."[8]

  • 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.
  • Environment North Carolina, a statewide, citizen-based environmental advocacy organization, monitors the voting records of North Carolina’s state legislators on key environmental issues.
  • 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.

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."[9]

2012

Tom Corbin received a score of 47% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 4th out of all 124 South Carolina House of Representatives members.[10] His score was followed by representatives Marion Frye (47%), Garry Smith (47%), and Wendy Nanney (40%).[11]

Personal

Corbin is married to Leann Robertson. They have two children, William and Elliot.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Harry Cato (R)
South Carolina House of Representatives District 17
2010–2012
Succeeded by
Mike Burns (R)
Preceded by
Phillip Shoopman (R)
South Carolina State Senate District 5
2012–Present
Succeeded by
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