J. David Weeks

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J. David Weeks
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South Carolina House District 51
Incumbent
In office
2000 - Present
Term ends
November 10, 2014
Years in position 14
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$10,400/year
Per diem$131/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2000
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
J. David Weeks (b. September 24, 1953) is a Democratic member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 51.

Weeks was one of several South Carolina lawmakers who traveled to Panama in September 2010 for a three-day trip paid for by the South Carolina State Ports Authority, even though he's a member of a commission that oversees the authority.[1] At least $29,000 was spent on the Ports Authority-sponsored junket, which sought to promote South Carolina ports to Panama Canal officials.[2] Information gathered by the investigative journalism website The Nerve showed that the authority covered most of the costs for the seven-member legislative group, which included five legislators - Weeks; Sen. Lawrence Grooms, R-Berkeley; Rep. Bill Sandifer, III, R-Oconee; Sen. Phillip Shoopman, R-Greenville, and then-Rep. Harry Cato, R-Greenville.[3]

Education

Weeks attended Morris College, School of Religion. He then earned his BA from Morris College in 1975. He went on to receive his JD from the University of South Carolina in 1989. He then received his MEd from Howard University in 1996.

Professional experience

Weeks served as Municipal Court Judge of Timmonsville from 1996 to 2000. He is currently an attorney.

Political experience

Weeks served as Chair of the Sumter City/County Planning Committee from 1998 to 2000. He then joined the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2001. He has served in that position since, representing the 51st District.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Judiciary
Ethics, Vice Chair

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

Weeks ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 12 and in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 51, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJ. David Weeks Incumbent 99.5% 14,049
     Other Write-Ins 0.5% 77
Total Votes 14,126

2010

Weeks ran unopposed in both the June 8 Democratic primary and November 2 general election for District 51 of the South Carolina House of Representatives.

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 51 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png J. David Weeks (D) 6,973 99.32%
Write-In 48 0.68%

2008

On November 4, 2008 Weeks won re-election unopposed to the South Carolina House of Representatives with 11,855 votes, representing District 51[6]

Weeks raised $14,150 for his campaign.[7]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 51 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png J. David Weeks (D) 11,855

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, a year in which Weeks was up for re-election, he collected $17,250 in donations.[8]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

South Carolina House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to J. David Weeks's campaign in 2010
South Carolina Beer Wholesalers Association$1,000
Trone, David$1,000
Pfizer$1,000
Trust, Cathy B Harvin$1,000
Friends Of Jim Clyburn$1,000
Total Raised in 2010 $17,250

2008

Weeks raised $14,150 in the 2008 election cycle.

His major contributors are listed below.[9]

Donor Amount
7 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."[10]

2012

J. David Weeks received a score of 13% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 105th out of all 124 South Carolina House of Representatives members.[11] His score was followed by representatives Jackson Whipper (13%), Carl Anderson (7%), and Eric Bikas (7%).[12]

Personal

Weeks and his wife, Cheryl, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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South Carolina House of Representatives District 51
2000–present
Succeeded by
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