Mike Forrester

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Mike Forrester
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South Carolina House District 34
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
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Mike Forrester (b. February 5, 1941) is a Republican member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 34.

Education

Forrester earned his BS from the University of the State of New York.

Professional experience

Forrester has served in the United States Army Reserve as Command Sergeant Major. He is currently Vice President of South Carolina Operations Piedmont Natural Gas Company.

Political experience

Forrester has served as the Chairman of the State Board of Education. He currently serves in the [[South Carolina House of Representatives. He represents the 34th District.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Labor, Commerce and Industry

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

Forrester 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 34, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Forrester Incumbent 63.4% 8,601
     Republican Gaye Holt 36.2% 4,910
     Other Write-Ins 0.4% 57
Total Votes 13,568

2010

Forrester ran unopposed in the June 8 Republican primary for District 34 of the South Carolina House of Representatives. Forrester won unopposed in the general election on November 2[3].

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 34 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Mike Forrester (R) 7,514 99.00%
Write-In 76 1.00%

2008

On November 4, 2008 Forrester won election unopposed to the South Carolina House of Representatives with 10,797 votes, representing District 34. 

Forrester raised $68,922 for his campaign.[4]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 34 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mike Forrester (R) 10,797

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Forrester is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Forrester raised a total of $185,975 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 30, 2013.[5]

Mike Forrester's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 South Carolina State House, District 34 Won $75,261
2010 South Carolina State House, District 34 Won $41,792
2008 South Carolina State House, District 34 Won $68,922
Grand Total Raised $185,975

2012

Forrester won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Forrester raised a total of $75,261.
South Carolina House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mike Forrester's campaign in 2012
Republican Caucus$5,000
Scana Corp$2,000
General Electric$1,000
Palmetto Business Council$1,000
South Carolina Chamber of Commerce$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$75,261
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Forrester won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Forrester raised a total of $41,792.

2008

Forrester won election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Forrester raised a total of $68,922.

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

Mike Forrester received a score of 27% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 29th out of all 124 South Carolina House of Representatives members.[7] His score was followed by representatives Michael Gambrell (27%), Nelson Hardwick (27%), and Phyllis Henderson (27%).[8]

Personal

Forrester and his wife, Connie, have two children.

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