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Phil Leventis

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Phil Leventis
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South Carolina State Senate District 35
In office
Elections and appointments
Last election2008
First elected1980
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Virginia, 1969
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Air Force
Years of service1969-1974
Date of birthNovember 3, 1945
Place of birthLexington County
ProfessionPresident & General Manager, Dixie Beverage Company
Office website
Phil Leventis (b. November 3, 1945) is a former Democratic member of the South Carolina State Senate representing the 35th district from 1980-2012.

Leventis was the Democratic Nominee for the South Carolina Lt. Governor in 2002. He joined the South Carolina State Senate in 1980 and served in that position since until 2012.

Leventis was a Pilot in the United States Air Force from 1969 to 1974. He went on to be a Brigadier General in the South Carolina Air National Guard from 1974 to 1999. He is currently the President and General Manager of Dixie Beverage Company.

Phil Leventis attended the University of Virginia in 1969.

Committee assignments


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


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



Leventis won re-election for District 35 of the South Carolina State Senate with 21,931 votes, ahead of Republican Karen Michalik (13,518) and write-ins (12).[1]

Leventis raised $86,147 for his campaign.[2]

South Carolina State Senate, District 35
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Phil Leventis (D) 21,931
Karen Michalik (R) 13,518
Write-ins 12

Campaign donors


Leventis raised $86,147 in the 2008 election cycle.

His top contributors are listed below.[3]

Donor Amount
Senate Democratic Caucus of South Carolina $10,000
South Carolina Education Association $2,000
South Carolina Medical Association $2,000
Hill Plumbing & Electric $1,250


Leventis and his wife Ellen have four children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
South Carolina State Senate - District 35
Succeeded by
Thomas McElveen (D)