Peter McCoy

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Peter McCoy
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Current candidacy
Running for U.S. House, South Carolina, District 1
Date of primaryMarch 19, 2013
General electionMay 7, 2013
Current office
South Carolina House District 115
In office
2010 - Present
Term ends
November 10, 2014
Years in position 4
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$10,400/year
Per diem$131/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Peter M. McCoy, Jr. (b. August 20, 1978) is a Republican member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 115.

McCoy won election to represent District 115 in the November 2, 2010 state legislative elections.

McCoy received his B.A. from Hampden-Sydney College in 2001 and his J.D. from Regent University in 2005.

McCoy was a 2013 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House in the special election for the 1st Congressional District of South Carolina. McCoy was defeated in the Republican primary on March 19, 2013.[1][2]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Judiciary

2011-2012

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

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Peter McCoy endorsed Newt Gingrich in the 2012 presidential election. [3]

Elections

2013

See also: South Carolina's 1st congressional district special election, 2013

McCoy ran for the U.S. House representing the 1st Congressional District of South Carolina. The election was held to replace Tim Scott, who was appointed to fill Jim DeMint's vacant seat in the U.S. Senate.[4] McCoy was defeated in the Republican primary against Keith Blandford, Curtis Bostic, Ric Bryant, Larry Grooms, Jonathan Hoffman, Jeff King, John Kuhn, Tim Larkin, Chip Limehouse, Elizabeth Moffly, Ray Nash, Andy Patrick, Shawn Pinkston, Mark Sanford and Teddy Turner on March 19, 2013.[2][1][5]

Former Governor Mark Sanford was considered the front runner due to name recognition and the fact that he had $120,000 in an old campaign account. That coupled with his ability to fundraise quickly gave him a leg up on the field. It was also his former seat in the U.S. House of Representatives that he held for three terms, prior to being elected governor.[6]

The district leans Republican.[7] The last Democratic candidate elected was Mendel Jackson Davis in 1978.[8]

U.S. House, South Carolina District 1 Special Republican Primary, 2013
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMark Sanford 36.9% 19,854
Green check mark transparent.pngCurtis Bostic 13.3% 7,168
Ric Bryant 0.2% 87
Larry Grooms 12.4% 6,673
Jonathan Hoffman 0.7% 360
Jeff King 0.4% 211
John Kuhn 6.5% 3,479
Tim Larkin 0.7% 393
Harry "Chip" Limehouse 6.1% 3,279
Peter McCoy 1.6% 867
Elizabeth Moffly 1% 530
Ray Nash 4.7% 2,508
Andy Patrick 7% 3,783
Shawn Pinkston 0.3% 154
Keith Blandford 0.4% 195
Teddy Turner 7.9% 4,252
Total Votes 53,793
Source: Official results via South Carolina State Election Commission[1]

2012

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

McCoy ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 12, and won in the general election on November 6.[9][10]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 115, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPeter McCoy Incumbent 67.9% 11,462
     Democratic Carol Tempel 31.9% 5,388
     Other Write-Ins 0.2% 39
Total Votes 16,889

2010

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2010

McCoy won election to the South Carolina House of Representatives[11]. He defeated incumbent Anne Peterson Hutto (D) and Eugene Platt (G) in the November 2 general election.

McCoy did not have any opposition in June 8 primary.

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 115 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Peter McCoy (R) 5,801 47.01%
Anne Peterson Hutto (D) 5,345 43.32%
Eugene Platt (G) 1188 9.63%
Write-In 5 0.04%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for McCoy is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, McCoy raised a total of $196,958 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 11, 2013.[12]

Peter McCoy's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 South Carolina State House, District 115 Won $85,562
2010 South Carolina State House, District 115 Won $111,396
Grand Total Raised $196,958

2012

McCoy won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, McCoy raised a total of $85,562.
South Carolina House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Peter McCoy's campaign in 2012
House Republican Caucus of South Carolina$5,000
Charleston County Republican Party$1,250
Uricchio Howe Krell Jacobson Toporek Theos & Keith$1,100
Querry, O G$1,000
Palmetto Leadership Council$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$85,562
Source:Follow the Money

2010

McCoy won election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, McCoy raised a total of $111,396.

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."[13]

2012

Peter McCoy received a score of 20% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 64th out of all 124 South Carolina House of Representatives members.[14] His score was followed by representatives Joseph McEachern (20%), Chris Murphy (20%), and James Neal (20%).[15]

Personal

McCoy was married in 2010 to Jennifer Blanchard.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Anne Peterson Hutto (D)
South Carolina House of Representatives District 115
2010–present
Succeeded by
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