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}}{{tnr}}'''Edward L. Southard''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[South Carolina House of Representatives]], representing District 100. He was first elected to the chamber in the [[State legislative special elections, 2011#September 27, 2011|September 27, 2011 special election]]. The special election held to fill the vacancy created when [[C. David Umphlett, Jr.]] (R) died on May 29, 2011, after a battle with pancreatic cancer.<ref>[http://www.live5news.com/story/14747734/moncks-corner-rep-umphlett-passes-away ''Live 5 News'' "Moncks Corner Rep. Umphlett passes away," May 29, 2011]</ref>
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}}{{tnr}}'''Edward L. Southard''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[South Carolina House of Representatives]], representing District 100. He was first elected to the chamber in a special election on [[State legislative special elections, 2011#September 27, 2011|September 27, 2011]]. The special election held to fill the vacancy created when [[C. David Umphlett, Jr.]] (R) died on May 29, 2011, after a battle with pancreatic cancer.<ref>[http://www.live5news.com/story/14747734/moncks-corner-rep-umphlett-passes-away ''Live 5 News'' "Moncks Corner Rep. Umphlett passes away," May 29, 2011]</ref>
  
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==

Revision as of 14:44, 10 February 2014

Edward Southard
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South Carolina House District 100
Incumbent
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
November 10, 2014
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$10,400/year
Per diem$131/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedSeptember 27, 2011
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionBusiness Owner
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Edward L. Southard is a Republican member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 100. He was first elected to the chamber in a special election on September 27, 2011. The special election held to fill the vacancy created when C. David Umphlett, Jr. (R) died on May 29, 2011, after a battle with pancreatic cancer.[1]

Biography

Southard worked as the Berkeley County Planning Commission Chairman and owner of Cooper River Construction.[2]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture, Natural Resources & Environmental Affairs

Elections

2012

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

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

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 100, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngEdward Southard Incumbent 68.2% 9,894
     Democratic Tonia Aiken-Taylor 31.7% 4,600
     Other Write-Ins 0.1% 13
Total Votes 14,507

2011

See also: State legislative special elections, 2011

Southard defeated Tonia Aiken-Taylor (D) in the September 27, 2011 special election. District 100 is in Berkeley County.[5]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Southard is available dating back to 2011. Based on available campaign finance records, Southard raised a total of $36,381 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 10, 2013.[6]

Edward Southard's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 South Carolina State House, District 100 Won $19,718
2011 South Carolina State House, District 100 Won $16,663
Grand Total Raised $36,381

2012

Southard won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Southard raised a total of $19,718.
South Carolina House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Edward Southard's campaign in 2012
South Carolina House Republican Caucus$5,000
South Carolina Trucking Association$1,000
Palmetto Business Council$1,000
South Carolina Farm Bureau$1,000
Palmetto Leadership Council$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$19,718
Source:Follow the Money

2011

Southard won election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2011. During that election cycle, Southard raised a total of $16,663.

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

Edward Southard received a score of 31% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 22nd out of all 124 South Carolina House of Representatives members.[8] His score was followed by representatives Merita Ann Allison (27%), Bruce Bannister (27%), and Liston Barfield (27%).[9]

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Political offices
Preceded by
C. David Umphlett, Jr.
South Carolina House of Representatives District 100
2011–present
Succeeded by
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