Eric Bedingfield

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Eric Bedingfield
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South Carolina House District 28
Incumbent
In office
2006 - Present
Term ends
November 10, 2014
Years in position 8
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$10,400/year
Per diem$131/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Associate'sGreenville Technical College, 1988
Personal
ProfessionReal Estate
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Eric M. Bedingfield (b. January 30, 1967) is a Republican member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 28. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006.

Biography

Bedingfield received his Associates degree from Greenville Technical College in 1988. Bedingfield worked as a mechanical technician for Michelin Tire Corporation from 1986 to 1990, Cryouac Sealed Air Corporation from 1990 to 1995, and Fuse Photo Film from 1995 to 2003. He then worked in real estate for Drysdel. Bedingfield served in the United States Marine Corps Reserves as a Sergeant (E-5) from 1985 to 1991.

Bedingfield was Vice Chair of the Public Service Planning and Development Committee from 2002 to 2004. He has served on the Greenville County Council since 2002. He has also served as Chairman of the Greenville County Public Service Planning Development Committee since 2004.

Bedingfield has worked as deputy chief of staff and campaign manager for U.S. Representative Mick Mulvaney (R). Mulvaney's 5th Congressional District covers 11 counties in northeast South Carolina.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Labor, Commerce and Industry

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

Bedingfield ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 12 and in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 28, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngEric Bedingfield Incumbent 98.7% 12,098
     Other Write-Ins 1.3% 160
Total Votes 12,258

2010

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2010

Bedingfield ran unopposed in the June 8 Republican primary for District 28 of the South Carolina House of Representatives. Bedingfield defeated Ines Alvarez (D) in the general election on November 2.[4]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 28 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Eric Bedingfield (R) 8,466 65.77%
Ines Alvarez (D) 4,390 34.11%
Write-In 16 0.12%

2008

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008 Bedingfield won re-election to the 28th District seat in the South Carolina House of Representatives, defeating Jonathan David Smith (D).

Bedingfield raised $49,894 for his campaign, while Smith raised $3,005.[5]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 28 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Eric Bedingfield (R) 11,195
Jonathan David Smith (D) 7,264

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Bedingfield is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Bedingfield raised a total of $137,867 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 28, 2013.[6]

Eric Bedingfield's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 South Carolina State House, District 28 Won $19,099
2010 South Carolina State House, District 28 Won $31,149
2008 South Carolina State House, District 28 Won $49,894
2006 South Carolina State House, District 28 Won $37,725
Grand Total Raised $137,867

2012

Bedingfield won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Bedingfield raised a total of $19,099.
South Carolina House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Eric Bedingfield's campaign in 2012
South Carolina Trucking Association$1,000
Carolina Commerce Fund$1,000
Farago, Paul R$1,000
Progress Energy$1,000
Stilrich Llc$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$19,099
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Bedingfield won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Bedingfield raised a total of $31,149.

2008

Bedingfield won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Bedingfield raised a total of $49,894.

2006

Bedingfield won election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Bedingfield raised a total of $37,725.

Endorsements

Presidential preference

2012

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

Eric Bedingfield endorsed Rick Perry in the 2012 presidential election. [7]

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."[8]

2012

Eric Bedingfield received a score of 47% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 3rd out of all 124 South Carolina House of Representatives members.[9] His score was followed by representatives Tom Corbin (47%), Marion Frye (47%), and Garry Smith (47%).[10]

Personal

Bedingfield and his wife, Sabrina, have four children.

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