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Kenneth Bingham
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South Carolina House District 89
Incumbent
In office
2000 - Present
Term ends
November 10, 2014
Years in position 14
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$10,400/year
Per diem$131/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2000
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionBusiness Owner
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Kenneth "Kenny" Bingham (b. August 3, 1962) is a Republican member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 89. He currently serves as Majority Leader.

Education

Bingham earned his BS in Civil Engineering from the University of South Carolina in 1984.

Professional experience

Bingham has worked as vice president of Hercules Contractors and Engineers Inc. from 1984 to the present. He has also been the owner of American Engineering Consultants since 1994.

Political experience

Bingham served on the Board of Trustees of Lexington School District 2 from 1996 to 2000. He then joined the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2001. He has served in that position since, representing the 89th District. He currently serves as House Majority Leader.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Ways and Means
Ethics, Chair

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Kenneth Bingham endorsed Newt Gingrich in the 2012 presidential election. [1]

Elections

2012

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

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

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 89, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKenneth Bingham Incumbent 98.6% 10,756
     Other Write-Ins 1.4% 153
Total Votes 10,909

2010

Bingham ran unopposed in the June 8 Republican primary for District 89 of the South Carolina House of Representatives. Bingham won unopposed in the general election on November 2[4].

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 89 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Kenneth Bingham (R) 7,811 98.99%
Write-In 80 1.01%

2008

On November 4, 2008 Bingham won re-election unopposed to the South Carolina House of Representatives with 10,370 votes, representing District 89. 

Bingham raised $33,037 for his campaign.[5]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 89 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Kenneth Bingham (R) 10,370

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Bingham is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Bingham raised a total of $414,788 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 10, 2013.[6]

Kenneth Bingham's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 South Carolina State House, District 89 Won $68,000
2010 South Carolina State House, District 89 Won $78,379
2008 South Carolina State House, District 89 Won $33,037
2006 South Carolina State House, District 89 Won $83,525
2004 South Carolina State House, District 89 Won $55,175
2002 South Carolina State House, District 89 Won $27,597
2000 South Carolina State House, District 89 Won $69,075
Grand Total Raised $414,788

2012

Bingham won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Bingham raised a total of $68,000.
South Carolina House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Kenneth Bingham's campaign in 2012
Scana Corp$2,000
At&T$2,000
General Electric$1,000
South Carolina Orthopaedic Association$1,000
Roof, John R$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$68,000
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Bingham won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Bingham raised a total of $78,379.

2008

Bingham won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Bingham raised a total of $33,037.

2006

Bingham won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Bingham raised a total of $83,525.

2004

Bingham won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Bingham raised a total of $55,175.

2002

Bingham won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Bingham raised a total of $27,597.

2000

Bingham won election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Bingham raised a total of $69,075.

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."[7]

2012

Bingham received a score of 20% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 49th out of all 124 South Carolina House of Representatives members.[8] His score was followed by representatives Don Bowen (20%), Joan Brady (20%), and Doug Brannon (20%).[9]

Personal

Bingham and his wife, Jennie, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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South Carolina House of Representatives District 89
2000–present
Succeeded by
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