Lawrence Kit Spires

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Lawrence Kit Spires
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South Carolina House District 96
Incumbent
In office
2006 - Present
Term ends
November 10, 2014
Years in position 8
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$10,400/year
Per diem$131/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Lawrence Kit Spires (b. February 21, 1954) is a Republican member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 96.

Education

Spires earned his BS in Pharmacy from the University of South Carolina in 1976.

Professional experience

Spires was a Pharmacist for Big S Drugs from 1980 to 2006.

Political experience

Spires served on the Pelion Town Council from 1999 to 2003. During this time, he also served as Mayor Pro Tempore of Pelion. He then joined the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2007. He has served in that position since, representing the 96th District.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs, Vice Chair
Rules

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

Spires ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 12, as well as the general election on November 6.[1][2]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 96, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLawrence Kit Spires Incumbent 99.1% 9,428
     Other Write-Ins 0.9% 86
Total Votes 9,514

2010

Spires ran unopposed in the June 8 Republican primary for District 96 of the South Carolina House of Representatives. Spires won unopposed in the general election on November 2[3].

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 96 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Lawrence Kit Spires (R) 6,883 98.87%
Write-In 79 1.13%

2008

On November 4, 2008 Spires won re-election unopposed to the South Carolina House of Representatives with 9,834 votes, representing District 96. 

Spires raised $35,750 for his campaign.[4]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 96 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Lawrence Kit Spires (R) 9,834

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, a year in which Spires was up for re-election, he collected $12,150 in donations.[5]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

South Carolina House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Lawrence Kit Spires's campaign in 2010
Lowe, Phillip$1,000
Palmetto Leadership Council$1,000
Carolina Commerce Fund$1,000
South Carolina Trucking Association$500
Mid Carolina Electric Cooperative$500
Total Raised in 2010 $12,150

2008

Spires raised $35,750 in the 2008 election cycle.

His major contributors are listed below.[6]

Donor Amount
Senate Republican Caucus of South Carolina $5,000
11 different donors each donated: $1,000

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

Lawrence Kit Spires received a score of 20% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 73rd out of all 124 South Carolina House of Representatives members.[8] His score was followed by representatives McLain Toole (20%), Brian White (20%), and Mark Willis (20%).[9]

Personal

Spires is divorced and has two children.

External links

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Political offices
Preceded by
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South Carolina House of Representatives District 96
2006–present
Succeeded by
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