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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
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of South Carolina, 1976
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. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006.

Biography

Spires earned his B.S. in Pharmacy from the University of South Carolina in 1976. Spires was a Pharmacist for Big S Drugs from 1980 to 2006.

Spires served on the Pelion Town Council from 1999 to 2003. During this time, he also served as Mayor Pro Tempore of Pelion.

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

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2010

Spires ran unopposed in the June 8 Republican primary for District 96 of the South Carolina House of Representatives. Spires won, after running 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

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008 Spires won re-election, after running 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

Comprehensive donor information for Spires is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Spires raised a total of $130,255 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 10, 2013.[5]

Lawrence Kit Spires's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 South Carolina State House, District 96 Won $13,900
2010 South Carolina State House, District 96 Won $12,150
2008 South Carolina State House, District 96 Won $35,750
2006 South Carolina State House, District 96 Won $68,455
Grand Total Raised $130,255

2012

Spires won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Spires raised a total of $13,900.

2010

Spires won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Spires raised a total of $12,150.

2008

Spires won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Spires raised a total of $35,750.

2006

Spires won election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Spires raised a total of $68,455.

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."[6]

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.[7] His score was followed by representatives McLain Toole (20%), Brian White (20%), and Mark Willis (20%).[8]

Personal

Spires is divorced and has two children.

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South Carolina House of Representatives District 96
2006–present
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