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===The Palmetto Liberty PAC Scorecard===
::''See also: [[The Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee's Legislative Score Card]]''
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{{The Palmetto Liberty PAC Senate report card 2012|name=Robert Ford|score=0|rank=45th}} His score was followed by Senator [[Clementa Pinckney]] (0%).<ref>[ ''Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee: South Carolina Senate Score Card 2012'', 2012]</ref>
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Robert Ford
Robert ford.jpg
South Carolina State Senate District 42
Former Member
In office
1992-May 31, 2013
Term ends
November 14, 2016
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1992
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Councilman, Charleston County
Date of birthDecember 26, 1948
Place of birthNew Orleans, LA
ProfessionCommunity Developer
Office website
Robert Ford (b. December 26, 1948) is a former Democratic member of the South Carolina State Senate, representing District 42 from 1992 to 2013. He resigned on May 31, 2013 amidst an ethics investigation.[1]

Ford ran for the Democratic nomination in the 2010 gubernatorial election in South Carolina.[2] He lost in the primary, coming in third.

Ford served as a Charleston City Councilman from 1974 to 1992. He also served as a Charleston County Councilman during this time. He joined the South Carolina State Senate in 1992. He has served in that position since, representing the 42nd district.

Ford has worked as a physical therapy assistant and car salesman. He is currently a Black Community Developer.

Ford attended Wayne State University and Grambling State University.

Committee assignments


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

South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Labor, Commerce and Industry
Medical Affairs


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


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



See also: South Carolina State Senate elections, 2012

Ford ran unopposed in the June 12, 2012 Democratic primary and was unchallenged in the November 6, 2012 general election.[3] [4][5][6]

South Carolina State Senate, District 42, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Ford Incumbent 98.8% 30,064
     Other Write-Ins 1.2% 360
Total Votes 30,424


On November 4, 2008, Ford won re-election for District 42 of the South Carolina State Senate with 22,660 votes, ahead of Republican Scotty Sheriff (5,014) and write-ins (20).[7]

He raised $166,014 for his campaign.[8]

South Carolina State Senate, District 42
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Robert Ford (D) 22,660
Scotty Sheriff (R) 5,014
Write-ins 20

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


Ford raised $166,014 in the 2008 election cycle.

His top contributors are listed below.[9]

Donor Amount
House Democratic Caucus of South Carolina $5,000
W. Frazier Construction, Inc. $2,000
Robert Ford $2,000
Harrison, White, Smith & Coggins $1,500
Furr, Henshaw & Ohanesain $1,500


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."[10]


Robert Ford received a score of 0% in the 2012 score card, ranking 45th out of all 46 South Carolina Senate members.[11] His score was followed by Senator Clementa Pinckney (0%).[12]

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Political offices
Preceded by
South Carolina State Senate - District 42
1992–May 31, 2013
Succeeded by