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*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=48056 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
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*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=48056 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=48056 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
* Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=104017 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=87165 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=67594 2004], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=13199 2002]
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* Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=141701 2012], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=123144 2010], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=104017 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=87165 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=67594 2004], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=13199 2002]
  
 
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Revision as of 11:55, 28 June 2013

Michael Pitts
Michael Pitts.jpg
South Carolina House District 14
Incumbent
In office
2002 - Present
Term ends
November 10, 2014
Years in position 12
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$10,400/year
Per diem$131/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Michael Pitts (b. December 31, 1955) is a Republican member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 14.

Education

Pitts earned his AS from Greenville Technical College in 1978. He went on to receive his BS from Lander University in 1985.

Professional experience

Pitts served in the United States Army Reserve from 1981 to 1987. He also worked as a Greenville Policeman and is now retired.

Political experience

Pitts has served as Vice-Chair of the Laurens County Council since 1997. He joined the South Carolina State House of Representatives in 2003 and has served in that position since. He represents the 14th District.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Ethics, Secretary
Ways and Means, Vice Chair


2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

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

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 14, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Pitts Incumbent 62.6% 9,755
     Democratic Ed Taylor 37.3% 5,807
     Other Write-Ins 0.1% 14
Total Votes 15,576

2010

Pitts ran unopposed in the June 8 Republican primary for District 14 of the South Carolina House of Representatives. Pitts defeated Dan Curry (L) in the general election on November 2[3].

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 14 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Michael Pitts (R) 7,134 88.54%
Dan Curry (L) 895 11.11%
Write-In 28 0.35%

2008

On November 4, 2008 Pitts won re-election unopposed to the South Carolina House of Representatives with 11,196 votes, representing District 14. 

Pitts raised $26,150 for his campaign.[4]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 14 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Michael Pitts (R) 11,196

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, a year in which Pitts was up for re-election, he collected $39,150 in donations.[5]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

South Carolina House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Michael Pitts's campaign in 2010
House Republican Caucus Of South Carolina$5,000
Millercoors$1,000
Palmetto Business Council$1,000
Palmetto Leadership Council$1,000
South Carolina Builders Association$1,000
Total Raised in 2010 $39,150

2008

Pitts raised $26,150 in the 2008 election cycle.

His major contributors are listed below.[6]

Donor Amount
Progress Energy $1,000
South Carolina Petroleum Marketers $1,000
South Carolina Leadership PAC $1,000
South Carolina Builders Association $1,000
11 other 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

Michael Pitts received a score of 20% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 69th out of all 124 South Carolina House of Representatives members.[8] His score was followed by representatives Tommy Pope (20%), Ronnie Sabb (20%), and James E. Smith, Jr. (20%).[9]

Personal

Pitts and his wife, Susan, have three children.

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South Carolina House of Representatives District 14
2002–present
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