John King (South Carolina)

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John King
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South Carolina House District 49
Incumbent
In office
2008 - Present
Term ends
November 10, 2014
Years in position 6
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$10,400/year
Per diem$131/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sMorehouse College, 1997
Master'sStrayer University, 2006
Personal
ProfessionFuneral Director
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
John Richard C. King (b. June 25, 1976) is a Democratic member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 49. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Biography

King attended Morehouse College in 1997. He then attended Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Services in 1998. He went on to receive his M.Ed. from Strayer University in 2006. King is a Funeral Director/Owner of Christopher King's Funeral Home. King served on the Chester City Council in 1999. He was also a candidate for the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2006.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Education and Public Works

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

King ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 12 and in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 49, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn King Incumbent 99% 11,798
     Other Write-Ins 1% 116
Total Votes 11,914

2010

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2010

King ran unopposed in the June 8 Democratic primary for District 49 of the South Carolina House of Representatives. King won unopposed in the general election on November 2[3].

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 49 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png John King (D) 7,776 98.48%
Write-In 120 1.52%

2008

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008 King won election to the 49th District seat in the South Carolina House of Representatives, defeating Marvin Rogers (R).

King raised $34,764 for his campaign, while Rogers raised $6,387.[4]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 49 (2008)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png John King (D) 9,368
Marvin Rogers (R) 4,429

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for King is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, King raised a total of $77,018 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 30, 2013.[5]

John King's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 South Carolina State House, District 49 Won $6,061
2010 South Carolina State House, District 49 Won $12,450
2008 South Carolina State House, District 49 Won $34,764
2006 South Carolina State House, District 49 Defeated $23,743
Grand Total Raised $77,018

2012

King won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, King raised a total of $6,061.

2010

King won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, King raised a total of $12,450.

2008

King won election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, King raised a total of $34,764.

2006

King lost the election for the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, King raised a total of $23,743.

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

John King received a score of 27% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 36th out of all 124 South Carolina House of Representatives members.[7] His score was followed by representatives Chip Limehouse (27%), Phillip Lowe (27%), and Dennis C. Moss (27%).[8]

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Preceded by
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South Carolina House of Representatives District 49
2008–present
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