Leon Howard

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Leon Howard
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South Carolina House District 76
Incumbent
In office
1994 - Present
Term ends
November 10, 2014
Years in position 20
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$10,400/year
Per diem$131/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1994
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionBusinessman
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Leon Howard is a Democratic member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 76.

Education

Howard received numerous certificates for advanced studies in Automotive/Computer Technology. He also attended the General Motors Automotive Training Center. He received his AD from Midlands Technical College.

Professional experience

Howard is the President of Howard's Garage, Paint and Body Shop, and Wrecker Service.

Political experience

Howard is the Chair of the Board of School Commissioners for Richland County School District One. He joined the South Carolina State House of Representatives in 1995 and has served in that position since. He represents the 76th District.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

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

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

Howard ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 12 and won in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 76, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLeon Howard Incumbent 78.7% 12,172
     Republican Chuck Hill 21.2% 3,282
     Other Write-Ins 0.1% 11
Total Votes 15,465

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2010

Howard ran unopposed in the June 8 Democratic primary for District 76 of the South Carolina House of Representatives. Howard defeated Victor Kocher (L) in the general election on November 2[3].

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 76 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Leon Howard (D) 8,951 87.85%
Victor Kocher (L) 1,220 11.97%
Write-In 18 0.18%

2008

On November 4, 2008 Howard won re-election to the 76th District seat in the South Carolina House of Representatives, defeating Victor Kocher (L).

Howard raised $18,750 for his campaign, while Kocher raised $1,395.[4]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 76 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Leon Howard (D) 12,810
Victor Kocher (L) 1,335

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, a year in which Howard was up for re-election, he collected $22,250 in donations.[5]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

South Carolina House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Leon Howard's campaign in 2010
Midlands Orthopaedics Pa$1,000
Walgreens$1,000
Southeastern Spine Institute$1,000
Julian, Jane$1,000
Second Loop Townhouses$1,000
Total Raised in 2010 $22,250

2008

Howard raised $18,750 in the 2008 election cycle.

His major contributors are listed below.[6]

Donor Amount
South Carolina Optometric Association $1,300
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

Leon Howard received a score of 13% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 94th out of all 124 South Carolina House of Representatives members.[8] His score was followed by representatives Kevin Johnson (13%), Walton McLeod (13%), and James Merrill (13%).[9]

Personal

Howard is single.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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South Carolina House of Representatives District 76
1994–present
Succeeded by
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