Harry Ott, Jr.
|Harry Ott, Jr.|
|South Carolina House District 93|
|1998 - June 30, 2013|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
Ott earned his B.S. from Clemson University in 1974. Ott worked as a School Teacher from 1974 to 1979. His professional experience includes working as a farmer.
Ott served on the Calhoun County School Board from 1980 to 1988. He then served as Chairman of the Calhoun County School Board from 1992 to 1996. In 1996, he was a candidate for the South Carolina House of Representatives, but he was not elected.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Ott served on the following committees:
|South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Ways and Means|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Ott served on the following committees:
|South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Ways and Means|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Ott served on the following committees:
|South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Ways and Means|
|South Carolina House of Representatives, District 93, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Harry Ott, Jr. Incumbent||98.7%||14,511|
|South Carolina House of Representatives, District 93 (2010)|
|Harry Ott, Jr. (D)||7,227||66.08%|
|Charles Stoudemire (R)||3,707||33.89%|
On November 4, 2008 Ott won re-election unopposed to the South Carolina House of Representatives with 12,440 votes, representing District 93.
Ott raised $30,750 for his campaign.
|South Carolina House of Representatives, District 93 (2008)|
|Harry Ott, Jr. (R)||12,440|
Comprehensive donor information for Ott is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Ott raised a total of $287,930 during that time period. This information was last updated on December 21, 2013.
|Harry Ott, Jr.'s Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||South Carolina House, District 93||$40,799|
|2010||South Carolina House, District 93||$50,574|
|2008||South Carolina House, District 93||$30,750|
|2006||South Carolina House, District 93||$38,549|
|2004||South Carolina House, District 93||$35,361|
|2002||South Carolina House, District 93||$45,322|
|2000||South Carolina House, District 93||$11,670|
|1998||South Carolina House, District 93||$24,995|
|1996||South Carolina House, District 93||$9,910|
|Grand Total Raised||$287,930|
2012Ott won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Ott raised a total of $40,799.
|South Carolina House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Harry Ott, Jr.'s campaign in 2012|
|South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association||$1,000|
|South Carolina Forestry Association||$1,000|
|Doyle, Larry R.||$1,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$40,799|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, a year in which Ott was up for re-election, he collected $50,574 in donations.
His largest contributors in 2010 were:
|South Carolina House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Harry Ott, Jr.'s campaign in 2010|
|Grand Strand Business Association||$2,000|
|South Carolina Farm Bureau||$2,000|
|Myrtle Beach Lodging Association||$2,000|
|Eastman Chemical Co||$2,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$50,574|
Ott raised $30,750 in the 2008 election cycle.
His major contributors are listed below.
|18 different donors each donated:||$1,000|
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."
Harry Ott, Jr. received a score of 13% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 100th out of all 124 South Carolina House of Representatives members. His score was followed by representatives Rick Quinn (13%), Leonidas Stavrinakis (13%), and Ted Vick (13%).
Ott and his wife, Linda, have two children.
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998, 1996
- The Island Packet, "Former SC House Democratic leader accepts Obama Administration job," June 26, 2013
- AP.org "South Carolina State Senate and State House Election Results" Accessed November 7, 2012
- South Carolina State Election Commission "2012 Candidates," Accessed April 24, 2012
- South Carolina general election results
- Follow the Money's report 2008 Campaign donations in South Carolina
- Follow the Money, "Ott, Harry L," accessed December 21, 2013
- 2010 campaign contributions
- Campaign contributors to Harry Ott
- The Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee, "Voting Records," accessed April 11, 2014
- Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee, "South Carolina Senate Score Card 2012," accessed April 11, 2014
- Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee: South Carolina House Score Card 2012, 2012
|South Carolina House of Representatives District 93
1998–June 30, 2013
| Succeeded by|
Russell L. Ott (D)
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