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B.R. Skelton
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South Carolina House District 3
Incumbent
In office
2002 - Present
Term ends
November 8, 2012
Years in position 12
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$10,400/year
Per diem$119/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2002
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
B.R. Skelton (b. January 21, 1933) is a Republican member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 3.

Education

Skelton earned his BS and MS from Clemson University in 1956 and 1958, respectively. He went on to receive his PhD from Duke University in 1964.

Professional experience

Skelton has worked in the following positions: Real Estate Broker, Residential Contractor, Professor Emeritus of Economics at Clemson University, and Arbitrator/Mediator.

Political experience

Skelton served on the Clemson City Council from 1971 to 1974. He then joined the South Carolina State House of Representatives in 2003. He has served in that position since, representing the 3rd District.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Skelton has been appointed to the following committees:

  • Subcommittee on Higher Education, Technology, and Cultural
  • Subcommittee on Property Tax

2009-2010

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

Subcommittee on Higher Education, Chair

Elections

2012

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

Skelton was defeated in the Republican primary on June 12 by Ed J. Harris, but the result was overturned by the state GOP chairman after it was revealed Harris had not filed all the necessary paperwork to run.[1] Skelton defeated Ed J. Harris in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4] [5]

South Carolina House of Representatives District 3 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngEd J. Harris 51.6% 1,146
B.R. Skelton Incumbent 48.4% 1,073
Total Votes 2,219

2010

Skelton ran unopposed in the June 8 Republican primary for District 3 of the South Carolina House of Representatives. Skelton won unopposed in the general election on November 2.[6].

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 3 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png B.R. Skelton (R) 5,125 96.44%
Write-In 189 3.56%

2008

On November 4, 2008 Skelton won re-election to the 3rd District seat in the South Carolina House of Representatives, defeating Jason Gale (D).

Skelton raised $60,895 for his campaign, while Gale raised $2,526.[7]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 3 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png B.R. Skelton (R) 6,458
Jason Gale (D) 3,650

Campaign donors

2008

Skelton raised $60,895 in the 2008 election cycle.

His major contributors are listed below.[8]

Donor Amount
B R Skelton $20,000
House Republicans Caucus of South Carolina $10,000
South Carolina Leadership PAC $2,000
Palmetto Leadership Council $2,000
W J Breas Inc $2,000
Carolina Commerce Fund $2,000

Personal

Skelton and his wife, Vickie Lynn, have four children.

External links

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Political offices
Preceded by
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South Carolina House of Representatives District 3
2002–present
Succeeded by
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