Bill Whitmire

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Bill Whitmire
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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$131/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

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.[1][2]

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 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 unopposed to the South Carolina House of Representatives with 11,766 votes, representing District 1. 

Whitmire raised $28,000 for his campaign.[3]

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.[4]

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

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."[5]

2012

Bill Whitmire received a score of 33% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 20th out of all 124 South Carolina House of Representatives members.[6] His score was followed by representatives Tom Young (33%), Edward Southard (31%), and Merita Ann Allison (27%).[7]

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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2002–present
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