David Mack

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David Mack
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South Carolina House District 109
Incumbent
In office
1996 - Present
Term ends
November 10, 2014
Years in position 18
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$10,400/year
Per diem$131/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1996
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sHoward University, 1975
Personal
ProfessionCommunications businessman
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
David J. Mack, III (b. December 13, 1953) is a Democratic member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 109. He was first elected to the chamber in 1996.

Biography

Mack earned his B.S. from Howard University in 1975. Mack is the President of Sunrise Communications of Charleston. He is also a Radio Talk Show Host, Health Care Consultant, and Businessman.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Labor, Commerce and Industry

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

Mack ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 12, as well as the general election on November 6.[1][2]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 109, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Mack 99.4% 9,853
     Other Write-Ins 0.6% 61
Total Votes 9,914

2010

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2010

Mack ran unopposed in the June 8 Democratic primary for District 109 of the South Carolina House of Representatives. Mack won, after running unopposed, in the general election on November 2.[3]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 109 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png David Mack (D) 5,347 99.07%
Write-In 50 0.93%

2008

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008 Mack won re-election to the 109th District seat in the South Carolina House of Representatives, defeating Steven Smith (R).

Mack raised $43,965 for his campaign, while Smith raised $350.[4]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 109 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png David Mack (D) 8,834
Steven Smith (R) 2,426

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Mack is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Mack raised a total of $152,612 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 10, 2013.[5]

David Mack's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 South Carolina State House, District 109 Won $13,561
2010 South Carolina State House, District 109 Won $15,265
2008 South Carolina State House, District 109 Won $43,965
2006 South Carolina State House, District 109 Won $17,675
2004 South Carolina State House, District 109 Won $11,211
2002 South Carolina State House, District 109 Won $6,450
2000 South Carolina State House, District 109 Won $8,316
1998 South Carolina State House, District 109 Won $12,777
1996 South Carolina State House, District 109 Won $23,392
Grand Total Raised $152,612

2012

Mack won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Mack raised a total of $13,561.
South Carolina House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to David Mack's campaign in 2012
Berkeley Electric Cooperative$1,000
Palmetto Business Council$1,000
Wells Fargo$1,000
Progress Energy$1,000
South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$13,561
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Mack won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Mack raised a total of $15,265.

2008

Mack won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Mack raised a total of $43,965.

2006

Mack won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Mack raised a total of $17,675.

2004

Mack won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Mack raised a total of $11,211.

2002

Mack won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Mack raised a total of $6,450.

2000

Mack won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Mack raised a total of $8,316.

1998

Mack won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 1998. During that election cycle, Mack raised a total of $12,777.

1996

Mack won election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 1996. During that election cycle, Mack raised a total of $23,392.

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

David Mack received a score of 7% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 117th out of all 124 South Carolina House of Representatives members.[7] His score was followed by representatives Joseph H. Neal (7%), Julia Parks (7%), and James Rutherford (7%).[8]

Controversies

Charleston conference

In August 2012 the The Post and Courier of Charleston revealed that in September 2011, a dozen legislators used $10,000 in taxpayer funds for a conference held at the Charleston Place Hotel. Speaker Bobby Harrell (R), the event's official host, defended the expenditures, saying "the overall impact for the Charleston economy and the image of our community to leaders around the country was huge." Harrell's personal tab for his stay at the hotel came in at $1,519, while Mack's was $560.[9]

When asked about the expenditures, Mack said that he didn't see a a problem, and offered that it was valuable because "You’ve got speakers from around the country. You’ve got legislators from around the country. Just the sharing of ideas makes for a better situation for gathering information and doing our jobs."[9]

Personal

Mack and his wife, Sheryl Ann, have three children.

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Preceded by
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South Carolina House of Representatives District 109
1996–present
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