James Smith (South Carolina)

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James Smith
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South Carolina House District 84
Incumbent
In office
1988 - Present
Term ends
November 10, 2014
Years in position 26
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$10,400/year
Per diem$131/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1988
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
James Smith (b. February 26, 1933) is a Republican member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 84.

Education

Smith earned his DD from Universal Bible Institute. He also continued his education at Oral Roberts University and the University of South Carolina, Aiken.

Professional experience

Smith served in the United States Air Force from 1952 to 1954. He then worked for the United States Post Office from 1966 to 1986. From 1960 to 1998, he was a Church Pastor. He also owned a business from 1969 to 2006.

Political experience

Smith has served on the Beech Island Rural Commission Water District and the Aiken County Board of Education. In July of 1993, he switched from the Democratic to Republican Party. He joined the South Carolina House of Representatives in 1988 and has served in that position since. He represents the 84th District.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Invitations and Memorial Resolutions
Ways and Means, Vice Chair

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

Smith ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 12, as well as the general election on November 6.[1][2][3]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 84, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJames Smith Incumbent 98.3% 10,849
     Other Write-Ins 1.7% 189
Total Votes 11,038

2010

Smith defeated Susan Swanson in the June 8 Republican primary for District 84 of the South Carolina House of Representatives by a margin of 1,818-703. Smith won unopposed in the general election on November 2[4].

House of Representatives Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png James Smith (Incumbent) 1,818
Susan Swanson 703
South Carolina House of Representatives, District 84 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png James Smith (R) 7,054 98.92%
Write-In 77 1.08%

2008

On November 4, 2008 Smith won re-election to the 84th District seat in the South Carolina House of Representatives, defeating W Russell Curry (D).

Smith raised $43,923 for his campaign, while Curry raised $4,474.[5]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 84 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png James Smith (R) 8,875
W Russell Curry (D) 4,983

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, a year in which Smith was up for re-election, he collected $25,973 in donations.[6]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

South Carolina House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to James Smith (South Carolina)'s campaign in 2010
Aiken Regional Medical Centers$1,000
South Carolina Trucking Association$1,000
South Carolina Hospital Association$1,000
Coolcal LLC$1,000
123 Lasalle Associates A Partnership$1,000
Total Raised in 2010 $25,973

2008

Smith raised $43,923 in the 2008 election cycle.

His major contributors are listed below.[7]

Donor Amount
House Republican Caucus of South Carolina $5,000
South Carolina Leadership PAC $2,000
17 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."[8]

2012

J. Roland Smith received a score of 27% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 44th out of all 124 South Carolina House of Representatives members.[9] His score was followed by representatives Mike Sottile (27%), Eddie Tallon (27%), and Anne Thayer (27%).[10]

Personal

Smith and his wife, Peggy, have three children.

External links

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Political offices
Preceded by
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South Carolina House of Representatives District 84
1988–present
Succeeded by
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