Kevin Johnson (South Carolina)

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Kevin Johnson
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South Carolina State Senate District 36
Incumbent
In office
2012 - Present
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$10,400/year
Per diem$131/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedApril 5, 2011
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
South Carolina House District 64
2011-2012
Personal
ProfessionMayor, City of Manning
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Kevin Johnson is a Democratic member of the South Carolina State Senate, representing District 36 since 2012.

Johnson was first elected to the House on an April 5, 2011 special election. The election was held to fill the vacancy created when Democratic incumbent Cathy Harvin lost her battle with breast cancer on December 4, 2010, shortly after her re-election. [1] Johnson also served as the Mayor of Manning, South Carolina.

He was chairman of Black River Healthcare Inc. from 1988 to 2004. Johnson was President of the South Carolina Conference of Black Mayors from 2004-2010.

Johnson received a BS from the University of South Carolina in 1982.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture and Natural Resources
Corrections and Penology
Fish, Game and Forestry
Invitations
Judiciary
Labor, Commerce and Industry

2011-2012

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

Elections

2012

See also: South Carolina State Senate elections, 2012

Johnson ran in the 2012 election for South Carolina State Senate District 36. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 12. Incumbent John Land (D) did not run for re-election. Johnson defeated Leon Winn (R), Eleazer Carter (D), and Shaun Kent (I) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2] [3][4][5]

South Carolina State Senate, District 36, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKevin L. Johnson Incumbent 59.5% 25,637
     Republican Leon Winn 28.1% 12,111
     Democratic Eleazer Carter 2.6% 1,138
     Independent Shaun Kent 9.6% 4,136
     Other Write-Ins 0.1% 46
Total Votes 43,068

2011

See also: State legislative special elections, 2011

Johnson defeated Walter Sanders (R) in the April 5, 2011 special election, winning by a 52.5% to 47.5% margin.[6]

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, a year in which Johnson was up for re-election, he collected $8,049 in donations.[7]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

South Carolina House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Kevin Johnson (South Carolina)'s campaign in 2010
South Carolina Optometric Association$1,000
Sumter Board Of Realtors$1,000
South Carolina Dental Association$900
South Carolina Farm Bureau$750
South Carolina Health Care Association$500
Total Raised in 2010 $8,049

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

Kevin Johnson received a score of 13% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 95th out of all 124 South Carolina House of Representatives members.[9] His score was followed by representatives Walton McLeod (13%), James Merrill (13%), and Elizabeth Munnerlyn (13%).[10]

Personal

Johnson and his wife Gloria have three children -- Kimberly, Kennth and Kyndra.

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