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Revision as of 13:13, 28 June 2013

Dwight Loftis
Dwight Loftis.jpg
South Carolina House District 19
Incumbent
In office
1996 - Present
Term ends
November 10, 2014
Years in position 19
PartyRepublican
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
Personal
ProfessionInsurance agent
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Dwight Loftis (b. February 4, 1943) is a Republican member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 19.

Education

Loftis earned his AA from North Greenville College in 1966.

Professional experience

Loftis is an Insurance Agent.

Political experience

Loftis is a past member of the Leadership Council School District in Greenville County. He joined the South Carolina State House of Representatives in 1996 and has served in that position since. He represents the 19th District.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Rules, Vice Chair
Ways and Means

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Rural development

Lawmakers created new agencies dealing with rural economic development and one of the new agency's supporters are seeking state start-up funding, starting July 1, 2011. Two other agencies are proposed in bills before the General Assembly, though one of the bills likely is dead, as of May 24, 2011.

Loftis said no coordination exists among the legislators pushing their proposals.

“I’ll be the first to admit we’ve got too many entities out there working in separate silos,” said Rep. Dwight Loftis.

In February 2011, Loftis introduced a bill (H. 3633), titled the “South Carolina Agribusiness Economic Development Authority Act of 2011,” which would create a separate agency within the S.C. Department of Agriculture to help finance new agricultural-related businesses in the state.

The agency could receive state general funds and any other “financial assistance, guarantees, insurance or subsidies from the federal or state government,” under the bill.

A Department of Agriculture said in February that the proposed authority would be similar to the S.C. Jobs-Economic Development Authority, a state agency that assists economic development projects by issuing special-obligation revenue bonds.

Loftis said the agency proposed under his bill would help develop a “viable opportunity in niche markets in agriculture,” adding that “North Carolina has done a much better job than South Carolina.”

As of May 25, 2011, Loftis’ bill had not moved out of the House Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs.[1]

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Dwight Loftis endorsed Newt Gingrich in the 2012 presidential election. [2]

Elections

2012

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

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

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 19, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDwight Loftis Incumbent 97.9% 9,213
     Other Write-Ins 2.1% 198
Total Votes 9,411

2010

Loftis ran unopposed in the June 8 Republican primary for District 19 of the South Carolina House of Representatives. Loftis won unopposed in the general election on November 2[5].

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 19 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Dwight Loftis (R) 6,467 98.60%
Write-In 92 1.40%

2008

On November 4, 2008 Loftis won re-election unopposed to the South Carolina House of Representatives with 9,205 votes, representing District 19. 

Loftis 9,205 raised $6,485 for his campaign.[6]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 19 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Dwight Loftis (R) 9,205

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, a year in which Loftis was up for re-election, he collected $15,630 in donations.[7]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

2008

Loftis raised $6,485 in the 2008 election cycle.

His major contributors are listed below.[8]

Donor Amount
South Carolina Farm Bureau $1,000
Wastemanagement $1,000
South Carolina Trucking Association $1,000
Palmetto Leadership Council $1,000

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."[9]

2012

Dwight Loftis received a score of 33% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 11th out of all 124 South Carolina House of Representatives members.[10] His score was followed by representatives Ralph W. Norman (33%), Phillip Owens (33%), and Kevin R. Ryan (33%).[11]

Personal

Loftis and his wife, Sandra, have three children.

External links

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References

Political offices
Preceded by
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South Carolina House of Representatives District 19
1996–present
Succeeded by
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