Kevin Johnson (South Carolina)
|South Carolina State Senate District 36|
|2012 - Present|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||April 5, 2011|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
|South Carolina House District 64|
|Profession||Mayor, City of Manning|
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.  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.
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|
|• Labor, Commerce and Industry|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Johnson served on the following committees:
|South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs|
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. 
In 2010, a year in which Johnson was up for re-election, he collected $8,049 in donations.
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|
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."
Kevin Johnson received a score of 13% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 95th out of all 124 South Carolina House of Representatives members. His score was followed by representatives Walton McLeod (13%), James Merrill (13%), and Elizabeth Munnerlyn (13%).
Johnson and his wife Gloria have three children -- Kimberly, Kennth and Kyndra.
- TheItem.com "Johnson to face Sanders in special election," February 16, 2011
- Clarendon Citizen, "Johnson announces House seat run," December 17, 2011
- Politics is Power (Blog) Endorsement, Includes Candidate Bio
- The Post and Courier, Rep. Cathy Harvin dies; won late husband's seat, December 5, 2010
- SC Votes "Primary Results" June 12, 2012
- South Carolina State Election Commission, Official Primary Results
- South Carolina State Election Commission "2012 Candidates," Accessed April 26, 2012
- AP.org "South Carolina State Senate and State House Election Results" Accessed November 7, 2012
- WISTV, "Johnson wins District 34 special election," April 6, 2011
- 2010 campaign contributions
- 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