Robert Brown, South Carolina Representative
|South Carolina House District 116|
|2000 - Present|
|November 10, 2014|
|Years in position||14|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
- 1 Education
- 2 Professional experience
- 3 Political experience
- 4 Committee assignments
- 5 Elections
- 6 Campaign donors
- 7 Scorecards
- 8 Personal
- 9 External links
- 10 References
Brown earned his AS from Trident Technical College in 1976. He went on to attend the Barber College of Charleston in 1979. He then attended the Charleston Southern University Entrepreneur Program in 1995.
Brown served in Vietnam in the United States Army from 1970 to 1971. He formerly worked as a Submarine Electrical System Inspector but is now retired. He is currently a Businessman and President/Chief Executive Officer of Brown & Stewart Incorporated.
Brown served on the Planning and Zoning Commission for the Town of Hollywood, South Carolina from 1990 to 1993. He then served as Councilman for the Town of Hollywood from 1993 to 1999. From 1995 to 1999, he was Chairman of the Economic Development Committee of the Town of Hollywood. Brown joined the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2001. He has served in that position since, representing the 116th District.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Brown served on the following committees:
|South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Education and Public Works, Vice Chair|
|• Invitations and Memorial Resolutions|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Brown served on the following committees:
|South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Education and Public Works|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Brown served on the following committees:
|South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Education and Public Works|
Brown ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 12 and in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|South Carolina House of Representatives, District 116, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Robert Brown Incumbent||98%||11,521|
Brown defeated Benjamin Ward, Jr. in the June 8 Democratic primary for District 116 of the South Carolina House of Representatives by a margin of 1,593-694. Brown defeated Sean Pike (R) in the general election on November 2. Thus, barring unforeseen circumstances, he is guaranteed re-election.
|House of Representatives Democratic Primary(2010)|
|Robert Brown (Incumbent)||1,593|
|Benjamin Ward, Jr.||694|
|South Carolina House of Representatives, District 116 (2010)|
|Robert Brown (D)||6,344||55.54%|
|Sean Pike (R)||5,068||44.37%|
On November 4, 2008 Brown won re-election unopposed to the South Carolina House of Representatives with 11,897 votes, representing District 116.
Brown raised $2,150 for his campaign.
|South Carolina House of Representatives, District 116 (2008)|
|Robert Brown (D)||11,897|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, a year in which Brown was up for re-election, he collected $10,975 in donations.
His largest contributors in 2010 were:
|South Carolina House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Robert Brown, South Carolina Representative's campaign in 2010|
|South Carolina Education Association||$1,000|
|South Carolina Hospital Association||$1,000|
|Fund For Better South Carolina None||$1,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$10,975|
Brown raised $2,150 in the 2008 election cycle.
His major contributors are listed below.
|Myrtle Beach Lodging Association||$500|
|South Carolina Farm Bureau||$500|
|South Carolina Chiropractic Association||$300|
|South Carolina Healthcare Association||$250|
The Palmetto Liberty PAC Scorecard
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."
Robert L. Brown received a score of 7% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 111th out of all 124 South Carolina House of Representatives members. His score was followed by representatives Tracy Edge (7%), Wendell Gilliard (7%), and Christopher Hart (7%).
Brown and his wife, Alfreda, have two children.
- South Carolina House of Representative - Rep. Robert Brown
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000
- South Carolina State Election Commission "2012 Candidates," Accessed April 25, 2012
- South Carolina general election results
- Follow the Money's report 2008 Campaign donations in South Carolina
- 2010 campaign contributions
- Campaign contributors to Robert Brown
- The Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee, "Voting Records," accessed April 11, 2014
- Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee, "South Carolina Senate Score Card 2012," accessed April 11, 2014
- Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee: South Carolina House Score Card 2012, 2012
|South Carolina House of Representatives District 116
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State of South Carolina
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