Nelson Hardwick

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Nelson Hardwick
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South Carolina House District 106
Incumbent
In office
2004 - Present
Term ends
November 10, 2014
Years in position 10
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
ProfessionSelf-employed
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Nelson Hardwick (b. September 19, 1951) is a Republican member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 106.

Education

Hardwick earned his BS in Chemical Engineering from Clemson University in 1973. He went on to receive his MS in Environmental Engineering from Clemson University in 1977.

Professional experience

Hardwick was an Engineering Manager for Grand Strand Water and Sewer from 1978 to 1980. He has been self-employed in the field of Engineering Consulting and Real Estate Investment since 1980.

Political experience

Hardwick joined the South Carolina State House of Representatives in 2005. He has served in that position since, representing the 106th District.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture, Natural Resources & Environmental Affairs, Chair

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

Hardwick defeated Rod Smith (South Carolina) in the Republican primary on June 12 and ran unopposed in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1][2][3]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 106, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngNelson Hardwick Incumbent 99.5% 14,709
     Other Write-Ins 0.5% 79
Total Votes 14,788


South Carolina House of Representatives District 106 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngNelson Hardwick Incumbent 69.6% 2,378
Rod Smith 30.4% 1,038
Total Votes 3,416

2010

Hardwick defeated Mande Wilkes in the June 8 Republican primary for District 106 of the South Carolina House of Representatives by a margin of 2,519-2,112. Hardwick won unopposed in the general election on November 2[4].

House of Representatives Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Nelson Hardwick(Incumbent) 2,519
Mande Wilkes 2,112
South Carolina House of Representatives, District 106 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Nelson Hardwick (R) 11,139 99.52%
Write-In 54 0.48%

2008

On November 4, 2008 Hardwick won re-election unopposed to the South Carolina House of Representatives with 14,774 votes, representing District 106. 

Hardwick raised $10,400 for his campaign.[5]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 106 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Nelson Hardwick (R) 14,774

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, a year in which Hardwick was up for re-election, he collected $64,568 in donations.[6]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

South Carolina House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Nelson Hardwick's campaign in 2010
House Republican Caucus Of South Carolina$5,000
Carolina Commerce Fund$2,000
American Council Of Engineering Companies Of South Carolina$1,500
Visit Media$1,000
Miller, Steve$1,000
Total Raised in 2010 $64,568

2008

Hardwick raised $10,400 in the 2008 election cycle.

His major contributors are listed below.[7]

Donor Amount
American Council of Engineering Companies of South Carolina $1,500
South Carolina Health Care Association $1,500
5 different 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."[8]

2012

Nelson Hardwick received a score of 27% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 31st out of all 124 South Carolina House of Representatives members.[9] His score was followed by representatives Phyllis Henderson (27%), Davey Hiott (27%), and Bill Hixon (27%).[10]

Personal

Hardwick and his wife, Marty, have three children.

External links

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Political offices
Preceded by
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South Carolina House of Representatives District 106
2004–present
Succeeded by
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