Derham Cole, Jr.

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Derham Cole, Jr.
Derham Cole.jpg
South Carolina House District 32
Incumbent
In office
2008 - Present
Term ends
November 10, 2014
Years in position 6
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$10,400/year
Per diem$131/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Derham Cole, Jr. is a Republican member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 32 since 2008.

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.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Judiciary

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

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

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 32, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDerham Cole, Jr. Incumbent 99% 11,659
     Other Write-Ins 1% 117
Total Votes 11,776

2010

Cole ran unopposed in the June 8 Republican primary for District 32 of the South Carolina House of Representatives. Cole won unopposed in the general election on November 2[3].

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 32 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Derham Cole, Jr. (R) 7,727 99.13%
Write-In 68 0.87%

2008

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.[4]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 32 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Derham Cole Jr. (R) 7,505
Will Rothschild (D) 6,273

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, a year in which Cole was up for re-election, he collected $17,974 in donations.[5]

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

2008

Cole raised $80,139 in the 2008 election cycle.

His major contributors are listed below.[6]

Donor Amount
House Republican Caucus of South Carolina $4,500
Harrison White Smith & Coggins $1,500
John & Karen White $1,250
Ben Harrison $1,250

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."[7]

2012

Derham Cole, Jr. received a score of 27% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 27th out of all 124 South Carolina House of Representatives members.[8] His score was followed by representatives Bill Crosby (27%), Mike Forrester (27%), and Michael Gambrell (27%).[9]

Personal

Cole has a wife, Suzanne.

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