Phillip Owens

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Phillip Owens
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South Carolina House District 5
Incumbent
In office
2002 - Present
Term ends
November 10, 2014
Years in position 12
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$10,400/year
Per diem$131/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionBusinessman
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Phillip Owens (b. March 20, 1951) is a Republican member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 5.

Education

Owens earned his BA from the University of South Carolina in 1973.

Professional experience

Owens is a businessman.

Political experience

Owens joined the South Carolina State House of Representatives in 2002. He has served in that position since, representing the 5th District.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Education and Public Works, Chair

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

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

Phillip Owens endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [1]

Elections

2012

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

Owens was unopposed in the Republican primary on June 12 and in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 5, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPhillip Owens Incumbent 99.2% 13,756
     Other Write-Ins 0.8% 108
Total Votes 13,864

2010

Owens ran unopposed in the June 8 Republican primary for District 5 of the South Carolina House of Representatives. Owens won unopposed in the general election on November 2.

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 5 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Phillip Owens (R) 7,835 99.39%
Write-In 48 0.61%

2008

On November 4, 2008 Owens won re-election unopposed to the South Carolina House of Representatives with 11,627 votes, representing District 5. 

Owens raised $9,150 for his campaign.[4]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 5 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Phillip Owens (R) 11,627

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, a year in which Owens was up for re-election, he collected $9,125 in donations.[5]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

South Carolina House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Phillip Owens's campaign in 2010
South Carolina Trucking Association$1,000
Palmetto Leadership Council$1,000
South Carolina Dental Association$1,000
South Carolina Farm Bureau$1,000
Findley, James E$600
Total Raised in 2010 $9,125

2008

Owens raised $9,150 in the 2008 election cycle.

His major contributors are listed below.[6]

Donor Amount
Palmetto Leadership Council $1,000
South Carolina Optometric Association $1,000
Duke Energy $1,000
James Findley $600
Richard Gettys $600

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."[7]

2012

Phillip Owens received a score of 33% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 13th out of all 124 South Carolina House of Representatives members.[8] His score was followed by representatives Kevin R. Ryan (33%), Gary Simrill (33%), and B. R. Skelton (33%).[9]

Personal

Owens and his wife, Lynn Catherine, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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South Carolina House of Representatives District 5
2002–present
Succeeded by
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