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===The Palmetto Liberty PAC Scorecard===
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{{The Palmetto Liberty PAC writeup}}
{{The Palmetto Liberty PAC Senate report card 2012|name=Harvey S. Peeler, Jr.|score=47|rank=7th}} His score was followed by Senators [[David Thomas]] (47%), [[Lawrence Grooms]] (41%), and [[A. Shane Massey]] (41%).<ref>[ ''Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee: South Carolina Senate Score Card 2012'', 2012]</ref>

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Harvey Peeler
Harvey peeler.jpg
South Carolina State Senate District 14
In office
Term ends
November 14, 2016
Years in position 34
Base salary$10,400/year
Per diem$131/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1980
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sClemson University, 1970
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1970-1972
BirthdaySeptember 8, 1948
Place of birthGaffney, SC
ProfessionVice President and General Manager, Peeler Jersey Farms Inc.
Office website
Harvey Peeler (b. September 12, 1948) has been a Republican member of the South Carolina State Senate since 1980, representing the 14th district. He currently serves as Majority Leader.

Peeler was on the South Carolina Appalachian Council of Governments. He served as Chair of the Finance Committee from 1977 to 1980. He joined the South Carolina State Senate in 1980. He has served in that position since, representing the 14th district.

Peeler was a Lieutenant in the United States Army from 1970 to 1972. He has worked as Vice President and General Manager of Peeler Jersey Farms Inc. since 1974. He is currently a businessman and dairyman.

Peeler earned his BS from Clemson University in 1970.

Committee assignments


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

South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Interstate Cooperation
Medical Affairs, Chair


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


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


Presidential preference


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

Harvey Peeler endorsed Rick Perry in the 2012 presidential election. [1]



See also: South Carolina State Senate elections, 2012

Peeler won election in the 2012 election for South Carolina State Senate District 14. Peeler ran unopposed in the June 12 Republican primary and ran unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3] [4]

South Carolina State Senate, District 14, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngHarvey Peeler Incumbent 99.1% 31,620
     Other Write-Ins 0.9% 278
Total Votes 31,898


Peeler won re-election for District 14 of the South Carolina State Senate with 29,179, ahead of write-ins (230).[5]

Peeler raised $191,954 for his campaign.[6]

South Carolina State Senate, District 14
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Harvey Peeler (R) 29,179
Write-ins 230

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


Peeler raised $191,954 in the 2008 election cycle.

His top contributors are listed below.[7]

Donor Amount
Harvey Peeler $85,000
Senate Republican Caucus of South Carolina $2,025
South Carolina Health Care Association $2,000
SCANA Corporation $1,500


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]


Harvey S. Peeler, Jr. received a score of 47% in the 2012 score card, ranking 7th out of all 46 South Carolina Senate members.[9] His score was followed by Senators David Thomas (47%), Lawrence Grooms (41%), and A. Shane Massey (41%).[10]


Peeler and his wife Ila LaDonna have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
South Carolina State Senate - District 14
Succeeded by