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Revision as of 12:53, 28 June 2013

Mark Willis
Mark Willis.jpg
South Carolina House District 16
Incumbent
In office
2008 - Present
Term ends
November 10, 2014
Years in position 6
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$10,400/year
Per diem$131/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionLong term care administrator
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Mark Willis (b. September 1, 1963) is a Republican member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 16.

Education

Willis earned his BA from Erskine College in 1986.

Professional experience

Willis is a Long Term Care Administrator.

Political experience

Willis was a candidate for the South Carolina State House of Representatives in 2006 but was not elected. He currently serves in the South Carolina State House, representing the 16th District.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Education and Public Works
Interstate Cooperation, Vice Chair

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

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

Mark Willis 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

Willis ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 12 and in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 16, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMark Willis Incumbent 98.9% 10,080
     Other Write-Ins 1.1% 109
Total Votes 10,189

2010

Willis ran unopposed in the June 8 Republican primary for District 16 of the South Carolina House of Representatives. Willis won unopposed in the general election on November 2[5].

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 16 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Mark Willis (R) 6,208 99.14%
Write-In 54 0.86%

2008

On November 4, 2008 Willis won election to the 16th District seat in the South Carolina House of Representatives, defeating Michael Turner Jr (D).

Willis raised $29,128 for his campaign, while Turner raised $10,500.[6]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 16 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mark Willis (R) 7,085
Michael Turner Jr (D) 6,239

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, a year in which Willis was up for re-election, he collected $17,650 in donations.[7]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

South Carolina House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mark Willis's campaign in 2010
Thomason, Mary$1,000
Byrne, Patrick$1,000
Palmetto Leadership Council$1,000
Thomason, Tommy$1,000
Dokupil, Susanna$1,000
Total Raised in 2010 $17,650

2008

Willis raised $29,128 in the 2008 election cycle.

His major contributors are listed below.[8]

Donor Amount
House Republican Caucus of South Carolina $10,000
Palmetto Leadership Council $2,000
South Carolina Chamber of Commerce $1,500
5 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."[9]

2012

Mark Willis received a score of 20% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 76th out of all 124 South Carolina House of Representatives members.[10] His score was followed by representatives Paul Agnew (13%), Karl Allen (13%), and Michael Anthony (13%).[11]

Personal

Willis and his wife, Tracy, have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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South Carolina House of Representatives District 16
2008–present
Succeeded by
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