Jerry Govan, Jr.

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Jerry Govan, Jr.
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South Carolina House District 95
Incumbent
In office
1992 - Present
Term ends
November 10, 2014
Years in position 22
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$10,400/year
Per diem$131/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1992
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sSouth Carolina State University, 1982
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Jerry N. Govan, Jr. (b. March 17, 1958) is a Democratic member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 95. He was first elected to the chamber in 1992.

Biography

Govan earned his B.A. from South Carolina State University in 1982. He went on to pursue graduate studies at the University of South Carolina. Govan was a Personnel Specialist in the Department of the Navy from 1979 to 1980. In 1984, he worked as a Recruiting Officer for the South Carolina Department of Health & Environmental Control. He then worked as Assistant to the Director of Personnel at South Carolina University from 1984 to 1985. From 1985 to 1986, he worked as Director of the Small Business Development Center for South Carolina State University. Govan then worked for the 1st Judicial Circuit's Pre-Trial Intervention Program as a Coordinator from 1989 to 1990. He has worked as Primary Drug Prevention Consultant since 1990.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Education and Public Works
Rules

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

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

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 95, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJerry Govan, Jr. Incumbent 99.1% 13,634
     Other Write-Ins 0.9% 123
Total Votes 13,757

2010

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2010

Govan defeated Bryan Jeffries in the June 8 Democratic primary for District 95 of the South Carolina House of Representatives by a margin of 2,757-715. Govan won, after running unopposed, in the general election on November 2[3].

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 95 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Jerry Govan, Jr. (D) 8,254 98.98%
Write-In 85 1.02%

2008

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008 Govan won re-election, after running unopposed, to the South Carolina House of Representatives with 11,394 votes, representing District 95. 

Govan raised $13,023 for his campaign.[4]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 95 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jerry Govan, Jr. (D) 11,394

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Govan is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Govan raised a total of $107,293 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 10, 2013.[5]

Jerry Govan, Jr.'s Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 South Carolina State House, District 95 Won $8,489
2010 South Carolina State House, District 95 Won $26,638
2008 South Carolina State House, District 95 Won $13,023
2006 South Carolina State House, District 95 Won $6,150
2004 South Carolina State House, District 95 Won $11,337
2002 South Carolina State House, District 95 Won $30,034
2000 South Carolina State House, District 95 Won $2,900
1998 South Carolina State House, District 95 Won $7,362
1996 South Carolina State House, District 95 Won $1,360
Grand Total Raised $107,293

2012

Govan won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Govan raised a total of $8,489.
South Carolina House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jerry Govan, Jr.'s campaign in 2012
Govan Jr, Jerry N$5,155
South Carolina Automobile Dealers Association$999
South Carolina Trucking Association$500
South Carolina Education Association$250
Grand Strand Business Association$250
Total Raised in 2012$8,489
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Govan won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Govan raised a total of $26,638.

2008

Govan won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Govan raised a total of $13,023.

2006

Govan won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Govan raised a total of $6,150.

2004

Govan won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Govan raised a total of $11,337.

2002

Govan won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Govan raised a total of $30,034.

2000

Govan won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Govan raised a total of $2,900.

1998

Govan won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 1998. During that election cycle, Govan raised a total of $7,362.

1996

Govan won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 1996. During that election cycle, Govan raised a total of $1,360.

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."[6]

2012

Jerry Govan, Jr. received a score of 13% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 90th out of all 124 South Carolina House of Representatives members.[7] His score was followed by representatives James Harrison (13%), Kenneth Hodges (13%), and Lonnie Hosey (13%).[8]

Personal

Govan and his wife, Wanda, have four children. Govan was a member of the Orangeburg County Democratic Party from 1980 to 1986. He also served as Vice-Chair of the South Carolina Democratic Party from 1984 to 1986.

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1992–present
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