James Battle, Jr.

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James Battle, Jr.
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South Carolina House District 57
Retired
In office
1996 - 2012
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected1996
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionMerchant/Farmer
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
James Battle, Jr. (b. October 14, 1942) is a former Democratic member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 57 from 1996-2012.

Education

Battle earned his B.S. from The Citadel in 1964. He went on to receive his MBA from the University of South Carolina in 1967.

Professional experience

Battle served in the United States Army as a 1st Lieutenant in Vietnam from 1964 to 1966. He then worked in Finance Management from 1967 to 1972. From 1995 to 1996, he was Chair of the Marion County Hospital District. Battle was also a business owner from 1972 to 2000. He is now a Merchant/Farmer.

Political experience

Battle joined the South Carolina House of Representatives in 1997. He served in that position from 1996-2012.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

  • Subcommittee on Economic Development and Natural Resources
  • Subcommittee on Sales and Income Tax

2009-2010

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

Subcommittee on Economic Development and Natural Resources
Subcommittee on Sales and Income Tax

Elections

2012

Battle did not run for re-election in 2012.

2010

Battle ran unopposed in the June 8 Democratic primary for District 57 of the South Carolina House of Representatives. Battle won unopposed in the general election on November 2[1].

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 57 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png James Battle, Jr. (D) 8,055 99.62%
Write-In 31 0.38%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Battle won re-election unopposed to the South Carolina House of Representatives with 12,048 votes, representing District 57. 

Battle raised $23,784 for his campaign.[2]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 57 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png James Battle Jr. (D) 12,048

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, a year in which Battle was up for re-election, he collected $23,549 in donations.[3]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

South Carolina House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to James Battle, Jr.'s campaign in 2010
South Carolina Trucking Association$1,000
AT&T$1,000
South Carolina Healthcare Association$1,000
JM Family Enterprises$1,000
South Carolina Bankers Association$1,000
Total Raised in 2010 $23,549

2008

Battle raised $23,784 in the 2008 election cycle.

His major contributors are listed below.[4]

Donor Amount
8 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."[5]

2012

James Battle, Jr. received a score of 13% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 82nd out of all 124 South Carolina House of Representatives members.[6] His score was followed by representatives William Bowers (13%), Lester Branham, Jr. (13%), and Mia Butler Garrick (13%).[7]

Personal

Battle and his wife, Katherine, have one child.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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South Carolina House of Representatives District 57
1996–2012
Succeeded by
J. Wayne George (D)