Difference between revisions of "Bill Sandifer, III"

From Ballotpedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Line 54: Line 54:
 
|Campaign website = http://www.billsandifer.com/about.htm
 
|Campaign website = http://www.billsandifer.com/about.htm
 
|Personal website =
 
|Personal website =
}}{{tnr}}'''William E. "Bill" Sandifer, III''' (b. February 21, 1945) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[South Carolina House of Representatives]], representing District 2.  
+
}}{{tnr}}'''William E. "Bill" Sandifer, III''' (b. February 21, 1945) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[South Carolina House of Representatives]], representing District 2. He was first elected to the chamber in 1994. He served as the Assistant Majority Leader of the Republican Caucus from 2002 to 2004.
 
+
Sandifer joined the South Carolina State House of Representatives in 1995. He has served in that position since, representing the 2nd District. He also served as the Assistant Majority Leader of the Republican Caucus from 2002 to 2004.
+
 
+
According to an October 2010 report by ''The Nerve'', Sandifer recorded salary and expenses of $102,226 for the 2.5-year period from Jan. 1, 2008, through mid 2010, making him the fifth-highest-compensated legislator in South Carolina during that period.<ref>[http://www.thenerve.org/Comments/10-10-05/Exclusive_Lawmakers_Cost_Taxpayers_Millions.aspx?searchid=66ececd0-b3f8-40f3-9c53-d59897b3a35a&nocomments=true/ Lawmakers Cost Taxpayers Millions, The Nerve, Oct. 6, 2010]</ref>
+
 
+
Sandifer was one of several South Carolina lawmakers who traveled to Panama in September 2010 for a three-day trip paid for by the South Carolina State Ports Authority, even though he's a member of a commission that oversees the authority.<ref>[http://www.thenerve.org/Comments/11-01-26/Ports_Authority_Spends_29K_on_Panama_Trip.aspx?searchid=97b7aa85-c207-4587-bf40-ba2e48c6a0df&nocomments=true/ Ports Authority Spends 29K on Panama Trip, ''The Nerve'', January, 26, 2011]</ref> At least $29,000 was spent on the Ports Authority-sponsored junket, which sought to promote South Carolina ports to Panama Canal officials.<ref>[http://www.thenerve.org/Comments/11-01-26/Ports_Authority_Spends_29K_on_Panama_Trip.aspx?searchid=97b7aa85-c207-4587-bf40-ba2e48c6a0df&nocomments=true/ Ports Authority Spends 29K on Panama Trip, ''The Nerve'', January, 26, 2011]</ref> Information gathered by ''The Nerve'' showed that the authority covered most of the costs for the seven-member legislative group, which included five legislators - Sandifer; Sen. [[Lawrence Grooms]], R-Berkeley; Sen. [[Phillip Shoopman]], R-Greenville; Rep. [[J. David Weeks]], D-Sumter, and then-Rep. [[Harry Cato]], R-Greenville. Sandifer spent an extra day in Panama, after he was injured in his hotel room, according to Ports Authority spokesman Byron Miller.<ref>[http://www.thenerve.org/Comments/11-01-26/Ports_Authority_Spends_29K_on_Panama_Trip.aspx?searchid=97b7aa85-c207-4587-bf40-ba2e48c6a0df&nocomments=true/ Ports Authority Spends 29K on Panama Trip, ''The Nerve'', January, 26, 2011]</ref>
+
 
+
Sandifer served in the South Carolina Army National Guard as a Major from 1966 to 1986.  He worked as President, Owner and Operator of Seneca Mortuary from 1970 to 1998.
+
 
+
Sandifer earned his degree from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 1965.
+
  
 +
==Biography==
 +
Sandifer earned his degree from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 1965. He worked as President, Owner and Operator of Seneca Mortuary from 1970 to 1998. Sandifer served in the South Carolina Army National Guard as a Major from 1966 to 1986.
 +
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
 
===2013-2014===
 
===2013-2014===
Line 110: Line 103:
 
|Committee5 =
 
|Committee5 =
 
}}
 
}}
 
==Issues==
 
===Presidential preference===
 
{{presendorsetest|2012|Rick Perry}}<ref>[http://race42012.com/2011/09/21/perry-unveils-endorsements-from-21-sc-state-legislators/ ''Race 4 2012'' "Perry Unveils Endorsements From 21 SC State Legislators," September 21, 2011]</ref>
 
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
Line 137: Line 126:
  
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
 
+
::''See also: [[South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2010]]''
 
Sandifer defeated Jonathan Redmond in the June 8 Republican primary for [[South Carolina House of Representatives#District 2|District 2]] of the [[South Carolina House of Representatives]]. Sandifer won unopposed in the general election on November 2.
 
Sandifer defeated Jonathan Redmond in the June 8 Republican primary for [[South Carolina House of Representatives#District 2|District 2]] of the [[South Carolina House of Representatives]]. Sandifer won unopposed in the general election on November 2.
  
Line 155: Line 144:
  
 
===2008===
 
===2008===
 
+
::''See also: [[South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2008]]''
 
On November 4, 2008 Sandifer won re-election unopposed to the [[South Carolina House of Representatives]] with 13,385 votes, representing District 2. 
 
On November 4, 2008 Sandifer won re-election unopposed to the [[South Carolina House of Representatives]] with 13,385 votes, representing District 2. 
  
Line 394: Line 383:
 
|orgamount5 = 900
 
|orgamount5 = 900
 
|}}
 
|}}
 +
 +
==Endorsements==
 +
===Presidential preference===
 +
{{presendorsetest|2012|Rick Perry}}<ref>[http://race42012.com/2011/09/21/perry-unveils-endorsements-from-21-sc-state-legislators/ ''Race 4 2012'' "Perry Unveils Endorsements From 21 SC State Legislators," September 21, 2011]</ref>
  
 
==Scorecards==
 
==Scorecards==
Line 406: Line 399:
 
Sandifer and his wife, Sandra, have four children.
 
Sandifer and his wife, Sandra, have four children.
  
 +
==Controversies==
 +
===Ports Authority trip===
 +
Sandifer was one of several South Carolina lawmakers who traveled to Panama in September 2010 for a three-day trip paid for by the South Carolina State Ports Authority, even though he's a member of a commission that oversees the authority.<ref>[http://www.thenerve.org/Comments/11-01-26/Ports_Authority_Spends_29K_on_Panama_Trip.aspx?searchid=97b7aa85-c207-4587-bf40-ba2e48c6a0df&nocomments=true/ Ports Authority Spends 29K on Panama Trip, ''The Nerve'', January, 26, 2011]</ref> At least $29,000 was spent on the Ports Authority-sponsored junket, which sought to promote South Carolina ports to Panama Canal officials.<ref>[http://www.thenerve.org/Comments/11-01-26/Ports_Authority_Spends_29K_on_Panama_Trip.aspx?searchid=97b7aa85-c207-4587-bf40-ba2e48c6a0df&nocomments=true/ Ports Authority Spends 29K on Panama Trip, ''The Nerve'', January, 26, 2011]</ref> Information gathered by ''The Nerve'' showed that the authority covered most of the costs for the seven-member legislative group, which included five legislators - Sandifer; Sen. [[Lawrence Grooms]], R-Berkeley; Sen. [[Phillip Shoopman]], R-Greenville; Rep. [[J. David Weeks]], D-Sumter, and then-Rep. [[Harry Cato]], R-Greenville. Sandifer spent an extra day in Panama, after he was injured in his hotel room, according to Ports Authority spokesman Byron Miller.<ref>[http://www.thenerve.org/Comments/11-01-26/Ports_Authority_Spends_29K_on_Panama_Trip.aspx?searchid=97b7aa85-c207-4587-bf40-ba2e48c6a0df&nocomments=true/ Ports Authority Spends 29K on Panama Trip, ''The Nerve'', January, 26, 2011]</ref>
 +
===Salary===
 +
According to an October 2010 report by ''The Nerve'', Sandifer recorded salary and expenses of $102,226 for the 2.5-year period from Jan. 1, 2008, through mid 2010, making him the fifth-highest-compensated legislator in South Carolina during that period.<ref>[http://www.thenerve.org/Comments/10-10-05/Exclusive_Lawmakers_Cost_Taxpayers_Millions.aspx?searchid=66ececd0-b3f8-40f3-9c53-d59897b3a35a&nocomments=true/ Lawmakers Cost Taxpayers Millions, The Nerve, Oct. 6, 2010]</ref>
 +
 +
==Recent news==
 +
{{submit a bio}}
 +
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "'''Bill + Sandifer + South + Carolina + House'''"
 +
:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
 +
<rss>http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&gl=us&q=Bill+Sandifer+South+Carolina+House&um=1&ie=UTF-8&output=rss|template=slpfeed|max=10|title=Bill Sandifer News Feed</rss>
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
{{submit a leg link}}
 
{{submit a leg link}}

Revision as of 21:23, 6 September 2013

Bill Sandifer, III
Billsandifer.jpg
South Carolina House District 2
Incumbent
In office
1994 - Present
Term ends
November 10, 2014
Years in position 20
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$10,400/year
Per diem$131/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1994
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
William E. "Bill" Sandifer, III (b. February 21, 1945) is a Republican member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 2. He was first elected to the chamber in 1994. He served as the Assistant Majority Leader of the Republican Caucus from 2002 to 2004.

Biography

Sandifer earned his degree from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 1965. He worked as President, Owner and Operator of Seneca Mortuary from 1970 to 1998. Sandifer served in the South Carolina Army National Guard as a Major from 1966 to 1986.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Labor, Commerce and Industry, Chair

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

Sandifer was unopposed in the Republican primary on June 12 and won in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 2, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBill Sandifer, III Incumbent 73.3% 10,491
     Republican Ed Rumsey 26.4% 3,777
     Other Write-Ins 0.4% 51
Total Votes 14,319

2010

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2010

Sandifer defeated Jonathan Redmond in the June 8 Republican primary for District 2 of the South Carolina House of Representatives. Sandifer won unopposed in the general election on November 2.

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 2 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Bill Sandifer (R) 8,882 98.49%
Write-In 136 1.51%

2008

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008 Sandifer won re-election unopposed to the South Carolina House of Representatives with 13,385 votes, representing District 2. 

Sandifer raised $183,413 for his campaign.[3]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 2 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Bill Sandifer, III (R) 13,385

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Sandifer is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Sandifer raised a total of $880,551 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 28, 2013.[4]

Bill Sandifer, III's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 South Carolina State House, District 2 Won $183,209
2010 South Carolina State House, District 2 Won $177,197
2008 South Carolina State House, District 2 Won $183,413
2006 South Carolina State House, District 2 Won $74,682
2004 South Carolina State House, District 2 Won $50,049
2002 South Carolina State House, District 2 Won $84,787
2000 South Carolina State House, District 2 Won $56,790
1998 South Carolina State House, District 2 Won $51,738
1996 South Carolina State House, District 2 Won $18,686
Grand Total Raised $880,551

2012

Sandifer won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Sandifer raised a total of $183,209.
South Carolina House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Bill Sandifer, III's campaign in 2012
House Republican Caucus of South Carolina$5,000
Palmetto Business Council$2,000
At&T$2,000
South Carolina Health Care Association$2,000
Williams, Kathryn$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$183,209
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Sandifer won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Sandifer raised a total of $177,197.

2008

Sandifer won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Sandifer raised a total of $183,413.

2006

Sandifer won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Sandifer raised a total of $74,682.

2004

Sandifer won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Sandifer raised a total of $50,049.

2002

Sandifer won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Sandifer raised a total of $84,787.

2000

Sandifer won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Sandifer raised a total of $56,790.

1998

Sandifer won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 1998. During that election cycle, Sandifer raised a total of $51,738.

1996

Sandifer won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 1996. During that election cycle, Sandifer raised a total of $18,686.

Endorsements

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Bill Sandifer, III endorsed Rick Perry in the 2012 presidential election. [5]

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."[6]

2012

Bill Sandifer, III received a score of 27% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 42nd out of all 124 South Carolina House of Representatives members.[7] His score was followed by representatives George Smith, Jr. (27%), J. Roland Smith (27%), and Mike Sottile (27%).[8]

Personal

Sandifer and his wife, Sandra, have four children.

Controversies

Ports Authority trip

Sandifer was one of several South Carolina lawmakers who traveled to Panama in September 2010 for a three-day trip paid for by the South Carolina State Ports Authority, even though he's a member of a commission that oversees the authority.[9] At least $29,000 was spent on the Ports Authority-sponsored junket, which sought to promote South Carolina ports to Panama Canal officials.[10] Information gathered by The Nerve showed that the authority covered most of the costs for the seven-member legislative group, which included five legislators - Sandifer; Sen. Lawrence Grooms, R-Berkeley; Sen. Phillip Shoopman, R-Greenville; Rep. J. David Weeks, D-Sumter, and then-Rep. Harry Cato, R-Greenville. Sandifer spent an extra day in Panama, after he was injured in his hotel room, according to Ports Authority spokesman Byron Miller.[11]

Salary

According to an October 2010 report by The Nerve, Sandifer recorded salary and expenses of $102,226 for the 2.5-year period from Jan. 1, 2008, through mid 2010, making him the fifth-highest-compensated legislator in South Carolina during that period.[12]

Recent news

BP-Initials-UPDATED.png
Know more information about this profile?
Submit a bio

This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "Bill + Sandifer + South + Carolina + House"

All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

  • Loading...

External links

BP-Initials-UPDATED.png
Suggest a link

References

Political offices
Preceded by
-
South Carolina House of Representatives District 2
1994–present
Succeeded by
NA