Nathan Ballentine

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Nathan Ballentine
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South Carolina House District 71
Incumbent
In office
2005 - Present
Term ends
November 10, 2014
Years in position 9
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$10,400/year
Per diem$131/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2004
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionBusinessman
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Nathan Ballentine (b. December 10, 1970) is a Republican member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 71. He was first elected to the chamber in 2004.

Biography

Ballentine earned his B.S. from the University of South Carolina in 1992. His professional experience includes working as the vice president of Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, which is where he started in 1992.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Labor, Commerce and Industry

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: United States Senate special election in South Carolina, 2014

Ballentine was rumored as a possible appointee to Jim DeMint's U.S. Senate seat. On December 17, 2012, Gov. Nikki Haley announced she had chosen to appoint Representative Tim Scott to fill DeMint's seat beginning in January 2013. Although Ballentine was not appointed, he could still run for election to the remainder of the term in 2014.[1][2]

2012

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

Ballentine ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 12, as well as the general election on November 6.[3][4]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 71, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngNathan Ballentine Incumbent 98.3% 13,447
     Other Write-Ins 1.7% 227
Total Votes 13,674

2010

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2010

Ballentine ran unopposed in the June 8 Republican primary for District 71 of the South Carolina House of Representatives. Ballentine won, after running unopposed, in the general election on November 2.[5]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 71 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Nathan Ballentine (R) 13,214 99.06%
Write-In 125 0.94%

2008

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008 Ballentine won re-election, after running unopposed, to the South Carolina House of Representatives with 17,798 votes, representing District 71. 

Ballentine raised $60,553 for his campaign.[6]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 71 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Nathan Ballentine (R) 17,798

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Ballentine is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Ballentine raised a total of $209,700 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 9, 2013.[7]

Nathan Ballentine's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 South Carolina State House, District 71 Won $42,518
2010 South Carolina State House, District 71 Won $43,234
2008 South Carolina State House, District 71 Won $60,553
2006 South Carolina State House, District 71 Won $33,099
2004 South Carolina State House, District 71 Won $30,296
Grand Total Raised $209,700

2012

Ballentine won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Ballentine raised a total of $42,518.
South Carolina House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Nathan Ballentine's campaign in 2012
Palmetto Taxicab Association$1,000
Scana Corp$1,000
Wells Fargo$1,000
Palmetto Leadership Council$1,000
Roof III, James D$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$42,518
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Ballentine won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Ballentine raised a total of $43,234.

2008

Ballentine won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Ballentine raised a total of $60,553.

2006

Ballentine won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Ballentine raised a total of $33,099.

2004

Ballentine won election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Ballentine raised a total of $30,296.

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."[8]

2012

Nathan Ballentine received a score of 13% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 81st out of all 124 South Carolina House of Representatives members.[9] His score was followed by representatives James Battle, Jr. (13%), William Bowers (13%), and Lester Branham, Jr. (13%).[10]

Personal

Ballentine and his wife, Karen, have three children.

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South Carolina House of Representatives District 71
2004–present
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