Derham Cole, Jr.
|Derham Cole, Jr.|
|South Carolina House District 32|
|2008 - Present|
|November 10, 2014|
|Years in position||6|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
Cole earned his BS from the University of South Carolina in 1999. He went on to receive his MA in International Business Studies from the University of South Carolina in 2003. He also received his JD in 2003. Cole's professional experience includes working as an attorney.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Cole served on the following committees:
|South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Cole served on the following committees:
|South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2011|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Cole served on the following committees:
|South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2009|
|South Carolina House of Representatives, District 32, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Derham Cole, Jr. Incumbent||99%||11,659|
|South Carolina House of Representatives, District 32 (2010)|
|Derham Cole, Jr. (R)||7,727||99.13%|
On November 4, 2008 Cole won election to the 32nd District seat in the South Carolina House of Representatives, defeating Will Rothschild (D).
Cole raised $80,139 for his campaign, while Rothschild raised $48,838.
|South Carolina House of Representatives, District 32 (2008)|
|Derham Cole Jr. (R)||7,505|
|Will Rothschild (D)||6,273|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, a year in which Cole was up for re-election, he collected $17,974 in donations.
His largest contributors in 2010 were:
|South Carolina House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Derham Cole, Jr.'s campaign in 2010|
|Johnson, Susan P & George Dean||$1,000|
|South Carolina Leadership PAC||$1,000|
|South Carolina Trucking Association||$1,000|
|Palmetto Leadership Council||$1,000|
|South Carolina Farm Bureau||$750|
|Total Raised in 2010||$17,974|
Cole raised $80,139 in the 2008 election cycle.
His major contributors are listed below.
|House Republican Caucus of South Carolina||$4,500|
|Harrison White Smith & Coggins||$1,500|
|John & Karen White||$1,250|
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."
Derham Cole, Jr. received a score of 27% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 27th out of all 124 South Carolina House of Representatives members. His score was followed by representatives Bill Crosby (27%), Mike Forrester (27%), and Michael Gambrell (27%).
Cole has a wife, Suzanne.
- South Carolina House of Representative - Rep. Derham Cole, Jr.
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008
- AP.org "South Carolina State Senate and State House Election Results" Accessed November 7, 2012
- South Carolina State Election Commission "2012 Candidates," Accessed April 20, 2012
- South Carolina general election results
- Follow the Money's report 2008 Campaign donations in South Carolina
- 2010 campaign contributions
- Campaign contributors to Derham Cole
- The Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee, "Voting Records"
- Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee: South Carolina House Scorecard 2012, 2012
- Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee: South Carolina House Score Card 2012, 2012
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