Robert Brown, South Carolina Representative

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Robert Brown
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South Carolina House District 116
Incumbent
In office
2000 - Present
Term ends
November 10, 2014
Years in position 14
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$10,400/year
Per diem$131/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2000
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionBusinessman
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Robert Brown (b. July 24, 1950) is a Democratic member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 116.

Education

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.

Professional experience

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.

Political experience

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.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

Brown ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 12 and in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 116, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Brown Incumbent 98% 11,521
     Other Write-Ins 2% 234
Total Votes 11,755

2010

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[2].

House of Representatives Democratic Primary(2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Robert Brown (Incumbent) 1,593
Benjamin Ward, Jr. 694
South Carolina House of Representatives, District 116 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Robert Brown (D) 6,344 55.54%
Sean Pike (R) 5,068 44.37%
Write-In 11 0.10%

2008

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.[3]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 116 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Robert Brown (D) 11,897

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, a year in which Brown was up for re-election, he collected $10,975 in donations.[4]

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
Scana Corp$1,000
Frazier, Kimberly$1,000
South Carolina Hospital Association$1,000
Fund For Better South Carolina None$1,000
Total Raised in 2010 $10,975

2008

Brown raised $2,150 in the 2008 election cycle.

His major contributors are listed below.[5]

Donor Amount
Myrtle Beach Lodging Association $500
Meadwestvaco Corp $500
South Carolina Farm Bureau $500
South Carolina Chiropractic Association $300
South Carolina Healthcare Association $250

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."[6]

2012

Robert L. Brown received a score of 7% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 111th out of all 124 South Carolina House of Representatives members.[7] His score was followed by representatives Tracy Edge (7%), Wendell Gilliard (7%), and Christopher Hart (7%).[8]

Personal

Brown and his wife, Alfreda, have two children.

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Preceded by
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South Carolina House of Representatives District 116
2000–present
Succeeded by
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