Michael Pitts

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Michael Pitts
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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

Comprehensive donor information for Pitts is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Pitts raised a total of $232,276 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 28, 2013.[5]

Michael Pitts's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 South Carolina State House, District 14 Won $60,250
2010 South Carolina State House, District 14 Won $39,150
2008 South Carolina State House, District 14 Won $26,150
2006 South Carolina State House, District 14 Won $47,446
2004 South Carolina State House, District 14 Won $17,124
2002 South Carolina State House, District 14 Won $42,156
Grand Total Raised $232,276

2012

Pitts won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Pitts raised a total of $60,250.
South Carolina House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Michael Pitts's campaign in 2012
Republican Caucus$5,000
Hmr Veterans Services$1,000
Carolina Commerce Fund$1,000
South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants$1,000
Grand Strand Restaurant Pac$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$60,250
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Pitts won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Pitts raised a total of $39,150.

2008

Pitts won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Pitts raised a total of $26,150.

2006

Pitts won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Pitts raised a total of $47,446.

2004

Pitts won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Pitts raised a total of $17,124.

2002

Pitts won election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Pitts raised a total of $42,156.

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."[6]

2012

Michael Pitts received a score of 20% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 69th out of all 124 South Carolina House of Representatives members.[7] His score was followed by representatives Tommy Pope (20%), Ronnie Sabb (20%), and James E. Smith, Jr. (20%).[8]

Personal

Pitts and his wife, Susan, have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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South Carolina House of Representatives District 14
2002–present
Succeeded by
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