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Harry Ott, Jr.

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Harry Ott, Jr.
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South Carolina House District 93
Former Member
In office
1998 - June 30, 2013
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionFarmer
CandidateVerification
Harry Ott, Jr. (b. October 2, 1952) is a former Democratic member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 93 from 1998 to June 30, 2013. He resigned to work as the state director for the Farm Service Agency in the federal government.[1]

Biography

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.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Ways and Means

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

Ott ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 12, as well as the general election on November 6.[2][3]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 93, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngHarry Ott, Jr. Incumbent 98.7% 14,511
     Other Write-Ins 1.3% 194
Total Votes 14,705

2010

Ott ran unopposed in the June 8 Democratic primary for District 93 of the South Carolina House of Representatives. Ott defeated Charles Stoudemire (R) in the general election on November 2[4].

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 93 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Harry Ott, Jr. (D) 7,227 66.08%
Charles Stoudemire (R) 3,707 33.89%
Write-In 3 0.03%

2008

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.[5]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 93 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Harry Ott, Jr. (R) 12,440

Campaign donors

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.[6]

Harry Ott, Jr.'s Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 South Carolina House, District 93 Won $40,799
2010 South Carolina House, District 93 Won $50,574
2008 South Carolina House, District 93 Won $30,750
2006 South Carolina House, District 93 Won $38,549
2004 South Carolina House, District 93 Won $35,361
2002 South Carolina House, District 93 Won $45,322
2000 South Carolina House, District 93 Won $11,670
1998 South Carolina House, District 93 Won $24,995
1996 South Carolina House, District 93 Defeated $9,910
Grand Total Raised $287,930

2012

Ott 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
General Electric$1,500
South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association$1,000
MEDNAX$1,000
South Carolina Forestry Association$1,000
Doyle, Larry R.$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$40,799
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, a year in which Ott was up for re-election, he collected $50,574 in donations.[7]

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
Scana Corp$2,000
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

2008

Ott raised $30,750 in the 2008 election cycle.

His major contributors are listed below.[8]

Donor Amount
Anheuser-Bush $1,500
18 different donors each donated: $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

Harry Ott, Jr. received a score of 13% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 100th out of all 124 South Carolina House of Representatives members.[10] His score was followed by representatives Rick Quinn (13%), Leonidas Stavrinakis (13%), and Ted Vick (13%).[11]

Personal

Ott and his wife, Linda, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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South Carolina House of Representatives District 93
1998–June 30, 2013
Succeeded by
Russell L. Ott (D)