|South Carolina House District 70|
|1992 - Present|
|November 10, 2014|
|Years in position||23|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
- 1 Education
- 2 Professional experience
- 3 Political experience
- 4 Committee assignments
- 5 Elections
- 6 Campaign donors
- 7 Scorecards
- 8 Personal
- 9 External links
- 10 References
Neal earned his BA from Benedict College in 1972. He then attended Post Graduate Studies at Colgate Divinity, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.
Neal is a Pastor at Calvary Baptist Church. He is also Minister/Vice President of New Horizons Systems Incorporated.
Neal joined the South Carolina State House of Representatives in 1993. He has served in that position since, representing the 70th District. He currently serves as Deputy Democratic Leader.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Neal served on the following committees:
|South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Ways and Means|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Neal served on the following committees:
|South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Ways and Means|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Neal served on the following committees:
|South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Ways and Means|
|South Carolina House of Representatives, District 70, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Joseph Neal Incumbent||99.5%||13,047|
|South Carolina House of Representatives, District 70 (2010)|
|Joseph Neal (D)||6,388||99.10%|
On November 4, 2008 Neal won re-election unopposed to the South Carolina House of Representatives with 10,714 votes, representing District 70.
Neal raised $14,500 for his campaign.
|South Carolina House of Representatives, District 70 (2008)|
|Joseph Neal (D)||10,714|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, a year in which Neal was up for re-election, he collected $3,500 in donations.
Neal raised $14,500 in the 2008 election cycle.
His major contributors are listed below.
|South Carolina Optometric Association||$1,600|
|8 different donors each donated:||$1,000|
The Palmetto Liberty PAC Scorecard
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."
Joseph H. Neal received a score of 7% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 118th out of all 124 South Carolina House of Representatives members. His score was followed by representatives Julia Parks (7%), James Rutherford (7%), and Bakari Sellers(7%).
Neal and his wife, Beverly, have two children.
- South Carolina House of Representative - Rep. Joseph Neal
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998, 1996
- AP.org "South Carolina State Senate and State House Election Results" Accessed November 7, 2012
- South Carolina State Election Commission "2012 Candidates," Accessed April 23, 2012
- South Carolina general election results
- Follow the Money's report 2008 Campaign donations in South Carolina
- 2010 campaign contributions
- Campaign contributors to Joseph Neal
- The Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee, "Voting Records," accessed April 11, 2014
- Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee, "South Carolina Senate Score Card 2012," accessed April 11, 2014
- Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee: South Carolina House Score Card 2012, 2012
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