Difference between revisions of "Ralph Anderson"

From Ballotpedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Line 129: Line 129:
| align="right" | $2,000
| align="right" | $2,000
===The Palmetto Liberty PAC Scorecard===
::''See also: [[The Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee's Legislative Score Card]]''
{{The Palmetto Liberty PAC writeup}}
{{The Palmetto Liberty PAC Senate report card 2012|name=Ralph Anderson|score=0|rank=41st}} His score was followed by Senators [[Paul Campbell]] (0%), [[Creighton B. Coleman]] (0%), and [[Dick Elliott]] (0%).<ref>[http://www.palmettoliberty.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Senate-Score-2012-ranked.pdf ''Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee: South Carolina Senate Score Card 2012'', 2012]</ref>

Revision as of 18:16, 16 June 2013

Ralph Anderson
Ralph anderson.jpg
South Carolina State Senate District 7
In office
Elections and appointments
Last election2008
First elected1996
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
South Carolina House of Representatives
Council Member, City of Greenville
Bachelor'sAllen University, 1949
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1950-1952
Date of birthNovember 2, 1927
Place of birthGreenville, SC
Office website
Ralph Anderson (b. November 2, 1927) is a former Democratic member of the South Carolina State Senate representing the 7th district from 1996-2012.

Anderson served as Commissioner for Greenville Civil Service Commission from 1969 to 1973. He was then on the City of Greenville Zoning Board from 1982 to 1983. He also served on the Board of Directors for the Greater Greenville Chamber of Commerce from 1983 to 1985. From 1983 to 1991, Anderson was a council member for the City of Greenville. He served in the South Carolina State House from 1991 to 1996. He joined the South Carolina State Senate in 1996 and has served in that position since. He represents the 7th district.

Anderson was a Non-Commissioned Officer for the United States Army at Fort Jackson, Germany, from 1950 to 1952. He was also a postmaster for the U.S. Postal Service from 1970 to 1983.

Anderson earned his BA from Allen University in 1949. He also did graduate studies at Howard University.

Committee assignments


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


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



On November 4, 2008, Anderson won re-election for District 7 of the South Carolina State Senate with 21,652 votes, ahead of Republican Roan Garcia-Quintana (8,256), Constitution Party candidate John Langville (958), and write-ins (30).[1]

Anderson raised $124,673 for his campaign, against $6,551 by Garcia-Quintana and $3,398 by Langville.[2]

South Carolina State Senate, District 7
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Ralph Anderson (D) 21,652
Roan Garcia-Quintana (R) 8,256
John Langville (C) 958
Write-ins 30

Campaign donors


Anderson raised $124,673 in the 2008 election cycle.

His major contributors are listed below.[3]

Donor Amount
Senate Democratic Caucus of South Carolina $5,000
Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina $2,000
South Carolina Education Association $2,000
South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants $2,000


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."[4]


Ralph Anderson received a score of 0% in the 2012 score card, ranking 41st out of all 46 South Carolina Senate members.[5] His score was followed by Senators Paul Campbell (0%), Creighton B. Coleman (0%), and Dick Elliott (0%).[6]


Anderson and his wife Geraldine have three children.

External links

Suggest a link


Political offices
Preceded by
Theo Mitchell
South Carolina State Senate - District 7
Succeeded by
Karl Allen (D)