|South Carolina House District 3|
|2002 - Present|
|November 10, 2014|
|Years in position||12|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
- 1 Education
- 2 Professional experience
- 3 Political experience
- 4 Committee assignments
- 5 Elections
- 6 Campaign donors
- 7 Scorecards
- 8 Personal
- 9 External links
- 10 References
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.
Skelton has worked in the following positions: Real Estate Broker, Residential Contractor, Professor Emeritus of Economics at Clemson University, and Arbitrator/Mediator.
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.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Skelton served on the following committees:
|South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Ways and Means|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Skelton served on the following committees:
|South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Ways and Means|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Skelton served on the following committees:
|South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Education and Public Works|
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. Skelton defeated Ed J. Harris in the general election on November 6, 2012. 
|South Carolina House of Representatives, District 3, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||B.R. Skelton Incumbent||53.2%||5,384|
|Republican||Ed J. Harris||46.3%||4,679|
|South Carolina House of Representatives District 3 Republican Primary, 2012|
|Ed J. Harris||51.6%||1,146|
|B.R. Skelton Incumbent||48.4%||1,073|
|South Carolina House of Representatives, District 3 (2010)|
|B.R. Skelton (R)||5,125||96.44%|
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.
|South Carolina House of Representatives, District 3 (2008)|
|B.R. Skelton (R)||6,458|
|Jason Gale (D)||3,650|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
Skelton raised $60,895 in the 2008 election cycle.
His major contributors are listed below.
|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|
The Palmetto Liberty PAC Scorecard
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."
B. R. Skelton received a score of 33% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 16th out of all 124 South Carolina House of Representatives members. His score was followed by representatives Tommy Stringer (33%), Bill Taylor (33%), and David Tribble Jr. (33%).
Skelton and his wife, Vickie Lynn, have four children.
- South Carolina House of Representative - Rep. B.R. Skelton
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002
- WSPA, "SC GOP Chairman Overturns House District 3 Results, Declares Incumbent Winner," July 10, 2012
- AP.org "South Carolina State Senate and State House Election Results" Accessed November 7, 2012
- South Carolina State Election Commission "2012 Candidates," Accessed April 19, 2012
- WYFF "South Carolina - Summary Vote Results," Accessed June 12, 2012
- South Carolina State Election Commission, "Official Primary Results," June 29, 2012
- South Carolina general election results
- Follow the Money's report 2008 Campaign donations in South Carolina
- Campaign contributors to B R Skelton
- The Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee, "Voting Records," accessed April 11, 2014
- Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee, "South Carolina Senate Score Card 2012," accessed April 11, 2014
- Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee: South Carolina House Score Card 2012, 2012
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