Michael Gambrell

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Michael Gambrell
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South Carolina House District 7
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
Personal
ProfessionBusiness owner
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Michael Gambrell (b. January 10, 1958) is a Republican member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 7.

Education

Gambrell eanred his BS from Clemson University in 1980.

Professional experience

Gambrell has worked as Owner of M&R Enterprises since 1983. He has also been a Market Reporter for the South Carolina Livestock Market News since 1999.

Political experience

Gambrell joined the South Carolina State House of Representatives in 2007. He has served in that position since, representing the 7th District.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Labor, Commerce and Industry


2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

Gambrell was unopposed in the Republican primary on June 12 and in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 7, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Gambrell Incumbent 99.3% 9,457
     Other Write-Ins 0.7% 66
Total Votes 9,523

2010

Gambrell ran unopposed in the June 8 Republican primary for District 7 of the South Carolina House of Representatives. Gambrell won unopposed in the general election on November 2.

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 7 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Michael Gambrell (R) 6,216 99.58%
Write-In 26 0.42%

2008

On November 4, 2008 Gambrell won re-election to the 7th District seat in the South Carolina House of Representatives, defeating Richard Kelly (D).

Gambrell raised $40,090 for his campaign, while Kelly raised $0.[3]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 7 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Michael Gambrell (R) 8,232
Richard Kelly (D) 3,478

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Gambrell is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Gambrell raised a total of $150,824 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 28, 2013.[4]

Michael Gambrell's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 South Carolina State House, District 7 Won $33,949
2010 South Carolina State House, District 7 Won $37,190
2008 South Carolina State House, District 7 Won $40,090
2006 South Carolina State House, District 7 Won $39,595
Grand Total Raised $150,824

2012

Gambrell won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Gambrell raised a total of $33,949.
South Carolina House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Michael Gambrell's campaign in 2012
At&T$1,000
Palmetto Leadership Council$1,000
Progress Energy$1,000
Bifggs, William$1,000
South Carolina Association of Realtors$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$33,949
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Gambrell won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Gambrell raised a total of $37,190.

2008

Gambrell won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Gambrell raised a total of $40,090.

2006

Gambrell won election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Gambrell raised a total of $39,595.

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."[5]

2012

Michael Gambrell received a score of 27% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 30th out of all 124 South Carolina House of Representatives members.[6] His score was followed by representatives Nelson Hardwick (27%), Phyllis Henderson (27%), and Davey Hiott (27%).[7]

Personal

Gambrell has a wife, Reene.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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South Carolina House of Representatives District 7
2006–present
Succeeded by
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