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}}{{tnr}}'''William R. "Bill" Whitmire''' (b. August 24, 1948) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[South Carolina House of Representatives]], representing District 1.  He was first elected to the chamber in 2002.
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}}{{tnr}}'''William R. "Bill" Whitmire''' (b. August 24, 1948) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[South Carolina House of Representatives]], representing [[South Carolina House of Representatives District 1|District 1]].  He was first elected to the chamber in 2002.
  
 
==Biography==
 
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===2012===
 
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::''See also: [[South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''  
 
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Whitmire ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 12 and won in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/general/by_state/state_sen_house/SC.html?SITE=WYFFTVELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''AP.org'' "South Carolina State Senate and State House Election Results" Accessed November 7, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://www.scvotes.org/2012/01/13/2012_candidates ''South Carolina State Election Commission'' "2012 Candidates," Accessed April 18, 2012]</ref>
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Whitmire ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 12 and won in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/general/by_state/state_sen_house/SC.html?SITE=WYFFTVELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''AP.org'', "South Carolina State Senate and State House Election Results," accessed November 7, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://www.scvotes.org/2012/01/13/2012_candidates ''South Carolina State Election Commission'', "2012 Candidates," accessed April 18, 2012]</ref>
  
 
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===2008===
 
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On November 4, 2008 Whitmire won re-election, after running unopposed, to the [[South Carolina House of Representatives]] with 11,766 votes, representing District 1. 
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On November 4, 2008, Whitmire won re-election, after running unopposed, to the [[South Carolina House of Representatives]] with 11,766 votes, representing District 1. 
  
Whitmire raised $28,000 for his campaign.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_election_results.phtml?s=SC&y=2008#results_summary_H ''Follow the Money's report 2008 Campaign donations in South Carolina'']</ref>
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Whitmire raised $28,000 for his campaign.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_election_results.phtml?s=SC&y=2008#results_summary_H ''Follow the Money,'' "2008 campaign contributions," accessed May 15, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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==Scorecards==
 
==Scorecards==
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{{South Carolina legislature scorecards|Begin=2011|End=2020}}
 
===The Palmetto Liberty PAC Scorecard===
 
===The Palmetto Liberty PAC Scorecard===
 
::''See also: [[The Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee's Legislative Score Card]]''
 
::''See also: [[The Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee's Legislative Score Card]]''
 
{{The Palmetto Liberty PAC writeup}}
 
{{The Palmetto Liberty PAC writeup}}
 
====2012====
 
====2012====
{{The Palmetto Liberty PAC House report card 2012|name=Bill Whitmire|score=33|rank=20th}} His score was followed by representatives [[Tom Young]] (33%), [[Edward Southard]] (31%), and [[Merita Ann Allison]] (27%).<ref>[http://www.palmettoliberty.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/House-Score-2012-ranked.pdf ''Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee: South Carolina House Score Card 2012'', 2012]</ref>
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{{The Palmetto Liberty PAC House report card 2012|name=Bill Whitmire|score=33|rank=20th}} His score was followed by representatives [[Tom Young]] (33%), [[Edward Southard]] (31%), and [[Merita Ann Allison]] (27%).<ref>[http://www.palmettoliberty.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/House-Score-2012-ranked.pdf ''Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee,'' "South Carolina Senate Score Card 2012," accessed May 15, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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==See also==
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*[[South Carolina State Legislature]]
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*[[South Carolina House of Representatives]]
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*[[South Carolina House of Representatives#State House Committees|South Carolina House of Representatives Committees]]
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*[[South Carolina State Legislature#Joint legislative committees|South Carolina Joint Committees]]
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*[[South Carolina state legislative districts]]
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==External links==
 
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*[http://www.scstatehouse.gov/member.php?code=1914204316 South Carolina House of Representative - Rep. Bill Whitmire]  
 
*[http://www.scstatehouse.gov/member.php?code=1914204316 South Carolina House of Representative - Rep. Bill Whitmire]  
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*[http://openstates.org/sc/legislators/SCL000167/william-r-whitmire/ Profile from Open States]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=47969 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=47969 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=47969 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=47969 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
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Bill Whitmire
Whitmire.jpg
South Carolina House District 1
Incumbent
In office
2002 - Present
Term ends
November 10, 2014
Years in position 12
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$10,400/year
Per diem$140/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionOwner, S&W Farms
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
William R. "Bill" Whitmire (b. August 24, 1948) is a Republican member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 1. He was first elected to the chamber in 2002.

Biography

Whitmire earned his A.B. from Piedmont College in 1972. He worked as an Educator for Oconee County but is now retired. He is currently the owner of S&W Farms. Whitmire served in the United States Army Reserve from 1971 to 1977. From 1998 to 1999, he served as Mayor Pro Tempore of Walhalla. He then served as Mayor of Walhalla from 2000 to 2002.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Education and Public Works, Chair
Rules
Ways and Means

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for all 124 seats in the South Carolina House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 10, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 30, 2014. Incumbent Bill Whitmire was unopposed in the Republican primary. Whitmire is unopposed in the general election.[1][2]

2012

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

Whitmire ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 12 and won in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 1, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBill Whitmire Incumbent 76.2% 10,859
     Democratic John W. Hester 16.9% 2,407
     Republican John Dalen 6.8% 966
     Other Write-Ins 0.1% 10
Total Votes 14,242

2010

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2010

Whitmire was unopposed in the June 8 Republican primary for District 1 of the South Carolina House of Representatives. Whitmire won, after running unopposed, in the general election on November 2.

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 1 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Bill Whitmire (R) 7,925 99.26%
Write-In 59 0.74%

2008

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Whitmire won re-election, after running unopposed, to the South Carolina House of Representatives with 11,766 votes, representing District 1. 

Whitmire raised $28,000 for his campaign.[5]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 1 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Bill Whitmire (R) 11,766

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Whitmire is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Whitmire raised a total of $178,218 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 28, 2013.[6]

Bill Whitmire's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 South Carolina State House, District 1 Won $23,549
2010 South Carolina State House, District 1 Won $5,975
2008 South Carolina State House, District 1 Won $28,000
2006 South Carolina State House, District 1 Won $51,079
2004 South Carolina State House, District 1 Won $36,040
2002 South Carolina State House, District 1 Won $33,575
Grand Total Raised $178,218

2012

Whitmire won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Whitmire raised a total of $23,549.
South Carolina House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Bill Whitmire's campaign in 2012
South Carolina Farm Bureau$2,000
Palmetto Leadership Council$2,000
Upstate Medical Associates$1,000
Progress Energy$1,000
South Carolina Trucking Association$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$23,549
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Whitmire won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Whitmire raised a total of $5,975.

2008

Whitmire won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Whitmire raised a total of $28,000.

2006

Whitmire won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Whitmire raised a total of $51,079.

2004

Whitmire won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Whitmire raised a total of $36,040.

2002

Whitmire won election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Whitmire raised a total of $33,575.

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.

Please see our writing guidelines if you would like to add results from an individual scorecard to this legislator's profile.

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."[7]

  • 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.
  • 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.

2011-2012

The South Carolina State Legislature was in its 119th legislative session from January 11, 2011, to June 7, 2012. On June 2, 2011, Governor Nikki Haley attempted to call the Legislature into an "emergency" special session to begin on June 7 to create the new South Carolina Department of Administration. A lawsuit was filed by Senate President Pro Tem Glenn McConnell, in which he contended that Haley's call for a special session was unconstitutional, and that it violated the state Constitution's requirement of separation of powers among the governor, legislature and courts.[8] On June 6, the South Carolina Supreme Court ruled 3-2 against Governor Haley, stating that her order violated the Legislature's ability to set its calendar and agenda.[9] The legislature met in a special redistricting session from June 14 - July 1.[10] The legislature re-convened July 26.[11]

  • Legislators are scored on environment and conservation of land efforts.
  • Legislators are scored on medicaid flexibility, economic development, vetoes sustained, and record of votes.
  • Legislators are scored on limited government, the free market, and individual liberty and responsibility.
  • The RLC supports individual rights, limited government and free enterprise.
  • BIPEC uses roll call votes on business and industry issues to calculate a Vote Score for members of South Carolina's state legislature.
  • 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."[12]

2012

Bill Whitmire received a score of 33% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 20th out of all 124 South Carolina House of Representatives members.[13] His score was followed by representatives Tom Young (33%), Edward Southard (31%), and Merita Ann Allison (27%).[14]

Personal

Whitmire and his wife, Kathy Lynn, have three children. Whitmire has served on the Board of Directors of the Walhalla Civic Auditorium, as a member of the South Carolina Council on Accreditation and School Improvement, and on the Walhalla City Council.

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