Liston Barfield

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Liston Barfield
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South Carolina House District 58
Incumbent
In office
1996 - Present
Term ends
November 10, 2014
Years in position 18
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$10,400/year
Per diem$131/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1996
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Liston Barfield (b. August 9, 1945) is a Republican member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 58.

Education

Barfield attended South Carolina State College and the University of South Carolina. He earned his BA from Coastal Carolina College in 1975. He went on to receive his MBO from Webster University in 1983. He then earned his PhD from Francis Marion University in 2005.

Professional experience

Barfield served in the United States Army in Vietnam for six years. He has worked as Co-owner/Real Estate Broker for Barfield Independent Insurance Agency. He has also worked as Vice President of Ameritel Communications.

Political experience

Barfield served in the South Carolina House of Representatives from 1985 to 1989. He then rejoined the South Carolina House in 1997. He has served in that position since, representing the 58th District.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Invitations and Memorial Resolutions, Chair
Ways and Means

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Liston Barfield endorsed Newt Gingrich in the 2012 presidential election. [1] He previously endorsed Rick Perry.[2]

Elections

2012

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

Barfield defeated Fonzie Lewis in the Republican primary on June 12 and the general election on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 58, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngListon Barfield Incumbent 98.6% 10,087
     Other Write-Ins 1.4% 146
Total Votes 10,233
South Carolina House of Representatives District 58 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngListon D. Barfield Incumbent 78.4% 1,596
Fonzie Lewis 21.6% 439
Total Votes 2,035

2010

Barfield ran unopposed in the June 8 Republican primary for District 58 of the South Carolina House of Representatives. Barfield defeated Butch Johnson (D) and James Robinson (L) in the general election on November 2[6].

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 58 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Liston Barfield (R) 5,939 68.08%
Butch Johnson (D) 2,780 31.87%
Write-In 5 0.06%

2008

On November 4, 2008 Barfield won re-election to the 58th District seat in the South Carolina House of Representatives, defeating Louis Fonzie (D).

Barfield raised $76,715 for his campaign, while Fonzie raised $2,375.[7]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 58 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Liston Barfield (R) 7,946
Louis Fonzie (D) 5,716

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, a year in which Barfield was up for re-election, he collected $39,143 in donations.[8]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

South Carolina House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Liston Barfield's campaign in 2010
Republican Caucus$5,000
South Carolina Trucking Association$1,000
Carolina Commerce Fund$1,000
Palmetto Business Council$1,000
Deluxe Land Partners LLC$1,000
Total Raised in 2010 $39,143

2008

Barfield raised $76,715 in the 2008 election cycle.

His major contributors are listed below.[9]

Donor Amount
House Republican Caucus of South Carolina $5,000
Crown Cork & Seal $1,500
SCANA Corp $1,500
The George Agency $1,050
16 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."[10]

2012

Liston Barfield received a score of 27% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 25th out of all 124 South Carolina House of Representatives members.[11] His score was followed by representatives Boyd Brown (27%), Derham Cole, Jr. (27%), and Bill Crosby (27%).[12]

Personal

Barfield and his wife, Norma Jean, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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South Carolina House of Representatives District 58
1996–present
Succeeded by
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