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{{Comprehensive donor history
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|Name = Lowe
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|Full name = Phillip Lowe
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|year = 2006
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|Editdate = July 8, 2013
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|link = <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=8290 ''followthemoney.org'', "Lowe, Phillip," accessed July 8, 2013]</ref>
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|party = Republican
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|totalraised2012 = 40698
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|result2012 = Won
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|office2012 = [[South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012|South Carolina State House, District 60]]
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|totalraised2010 = 82454
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|result2010 = Won
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|office2010 = [[South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2010|South Carolina State House, District 60]]
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|totalraised2008 = 116601
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|result2008 = Won
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|office2008 = [[South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2008|South Carolina State House, District 60]]
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|totalraised2006 = 141146
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|result2006 = Won
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|office2006 = [[South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2006|South Carolina State House, District 60]]
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}}
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===2012===
 
===2012===
{{State leg donor}}
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{{SLP donor box 2012
===2010===
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|name = Lowe
In 2010, a year in which Lowe was up for re-election, he collected $82,454 in donations.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=SC&y=2010&f=H&so=O&p=1#sorttable 2010 campaign contributions]</ref>
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|full Name = Phillip Lowe  
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=141678
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|office= South Carolina House of Representatives
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|new = no
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 40,698
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|org1 = Belissary, John
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|org2 = Floyd, Edward
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|org3 = General Electric
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|org4 = Kasler, Thomas
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|org5 = Hutchinson, Chris
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|orgamount1 = 1000
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|orgamount2 = 1000
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|orgamount3 = 1000
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|orgamount4 = 1000
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|orgamount5 = 1000
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|}}
  
His largest contributors in 2010 were:
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===2010===
{{slp donor box 2010
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{{SLP donor box 2010
|Chamber = South Carolina House of Representatives
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|name = Lowe
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|full Name = Phillip Lowe
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=123189
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|office= South Carolina House of Representatives  
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|new = no
 
|party = Republican
 
|party = Republican
|total raised = $82,454
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|total raised = 82,454
|org1 = House Republican Caucus Of South Carolina
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|org1 = House Republican Caucus of South Carolina
|org2 = Carter, Fred
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|org2 = Titlemax Management
|org3 = Palmetto Business Council
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|org3 = Carolina Bank
|org4 = South Carolina Trucking Association
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|org4 = Crown Beverages Inc
|org5 = Fargo, Paul
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|org5 = South Carolina Petroleum Marketers Association
|orgdonor1 = $5,000
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|orgamount1 = 5000
|orgdonor2 = $1,000
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|orgamount2 = 1000
|orgdonor3 = $1,000
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|orgamount3 = 1000
|orgdonor4 = $1,000
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|orgamount4 = 1000
|orgdonor5 = $1,000
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|orgamount5 = 1000
 
|}}
 
|}}
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===2008===
 
===2008===
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{{SLP donor box 2008
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|name = Lowe
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|full Name = Phillip Lowe
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=103961
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|office= South Carolina House of Representatives
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|new = no
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 116,601
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|org1 = House Republican Caucus of South Carolina
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|org2 = Progress Energy
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|org3 = South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance
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|org4 = South Carolina Bankers Association
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|org5 = Oxner, Donny
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|orgamount1 = 5000
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|orgamount2 = 2000
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|orgamount3 = 1250
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|orgamount4 = 1000
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|orgamount5 = 1000
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|}}
  
Lowe raised $116,601 in the 2008 election cycle.
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===2006===
 
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{{SLP donor box 2006
His major contributors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=103961 Campaign contributors to Phillip Lowe]</ref>
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|name = Lowe  
 
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|full Name = Phillip Lowe
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=87113
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|office= South Carolina House of Representatives
| House Republican Caucus of South Carolina
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|new = yes
| align="right" | $5,000
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 141,146
| Progress Energy
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|org1 = South Carolina House Republican Caucus
| align="right" | $2,000
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|org2 = Lowe, Phillip
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|org3 = Carolina Bank
| South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance
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|org4 = Scarborough, J Banks
| align="right" | $1,250
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|org5 = Brown, Jimmy
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|orgamount1 = 5000
| 17 different donors each donated:
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|orgamount2 = 2200
| align="right" | $1,000
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|orgamount3 = 2000
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|orgamount4 = 1500
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|orgamount5 = 1000
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|}}
  
 
==Scorecards==
 
==Scorecards==

Revision as of 13:51, 8 July 2013

Phillip Lowe
Phillip Lowe.jpg
South Carolina House District 60
Incumbent
In office
2006 - Present
Term ends
November 10, 2014
Years in position 8
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$10,400/year
Per diem$131/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionPhysical Therapist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Phillip Lowe (b. December 16, 1958) is a Republican member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 60.

Lowe attended Francis Marion University and the University of South Carolina. He went on to receive his BS from the Medical University of South Carolina in 1982.

Lowe is a Physical Therapist and Developer.

Political experience

Lowe joined the South Carolina State House of Representatives in 2007. He has served in that position since, representing the 60th District.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Ethics
Labor, Commerce and Industry, Vice Chair

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Cap on superintendent pay

In March 2009, the Marlboro County School Board in a split vote approved buying out then-Superintendent’s Alisa Goodman’s contract for $400,000, adding another $10,000 to cover her attorney fees, according to published reports.

Rep. Lowe said that never sat well with him. On Wednesday, he introduced a bill (H. 3297) that would ban South Carolina’s 85 school districts from offering severance packages to fired superintendents exceeding the superintendent’s annual salary. This would be enforced unless approved by district voters in a special election.

"I understand that there’s a contract, that there’s a need to do something," Lowe said. "But not a golden parachute. This is public money."

Rep. Kristopher Crawford is one of the bill’s five co-sponsors.

"I think we have to be serious about admin costs," said Rep. Crawford.

Molly Spearman, executive director of the South Carolina Association of School Administrators, says her organization "really would question this bill."

"We elect school board members to run their districts," Spearman said. "One of their main (duties) is to hire and fire the superintendent."

Lowe counters that the S.C. General Assembly has the right to address the severance pay issue because school districts receive state funding.

Following were the top 10 highest-paid superintendents last year, according to The Nerve’s analysis of DOE data:[1]

  • Phinnize Fisher, Greenville County Schools, $218,167;
  • Katie Brochu, Richland District 2, $213,244;
  • Valerie Truesdale, Beaufort County Schools, $205,600;
  • Cindy Elsberry, Horry County Schools, $205,000;
  • Anthony Parker, Berkeley County Schools, $195,000 (recently announced retirement; left position on Friday);
  • Percy Mack, Richland District 1, $195,000;
  • Herbert Berg*, Lexington-Richland District 5, $193,375 (retired last year);
  • Jospeh Pye, Dorchester District 2, $191,267;
  • Nancy McGinley, Charleston County Schools, $191,084;
  • Lynn Moody, York District 3, $184,240; and
  • Marc Sosne, York District 2, $174,916.
*Published reports listed Berg's annual salary at $195,000.

Presidential preference

2012

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

Phillip Lowe endorsed Newt Gingrich in the 2012 presidential election. [2] He previously endorsed Rick Perry.[3]

Elections

2012

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

Lowe ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 12, as well as the general election on November 6.[4][5]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 60, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPhillip Lowe Incumbent 99.4% 10,253
     Other Write-Ins 0.6% 64
Total Votes 10,317

2010

Lowe ran unopposed in the June 8 Republican primary for District 60 of the South Carolina House of Representatives. Lowe defeated Benny Webb (D) in the general election on November 2[6].

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 61 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Phillip Lowe (R) 6,353 59.30%
Benny Webb (D) 4,359 40.69%
Write-In 1 0.01%

2008

On November 4, 2008 Lowe won re-election to the 60th District seat in the South Carolina House of Representatives, defeating Zackery Cooper (D).

Lowe raised $116,601 for his campaign, while Cooper raised $6,890.[7]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 60 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Phillip Lowe (R) 9,095
Zackery Cooper (D) 6,596

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Lowe is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Lowe raised a total of $380,899 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 8, 2013.[8]

Phillip Lowe's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 South Carolina State House, District 60 Won $40,698
2010 South Carolina State House, District 60 Won $82,454
2008 South Carolina State House, District 60 Won $116,601
2006 South Carolina State House, District 60 Won $141,146
Grand Total Raised $380,899

2012

Lowe won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Lowe raised a total of $40,698.
South Carolina House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Phillip Lowe's campaign in 2012
Belissary, John$1,000
Floyd, Edward$1,000
General Electric$1,000
Kasler, Thomas$1,000
Hutchinson, Chris$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$40,698
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Lowe won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Lowe raised a total of $82,454.

2008

Lowe won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Lowe raised a total of $116,601.

2006

Lowe won election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Lowe raised a total of $141,146.

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."[9]

2012

Phillip Lowe received a score of 27% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 38th out of all 124 South Carolina House of Representatives members.[10] His score was followed by representatives Dennis C. Moss (27%), Steve Moss (27%), and Steve Parker (27%).[11]

Personal

Lowe and his wife, Sonya, have three children.

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