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Ford ran unopposed in the June 12, 2012 Democratic primary and was unchallenged in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/general/by_state/state_sen_house/SC.html?SITE=WYFFTVELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''AP.org'' "South Carolina State Senate and State House Election Results" Accessed November 7, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://www.enr-scvotes.org/SC/39142/85727/en/summary.html ''SC Votes'' "Primary Results" June 12, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://www.enr-scvotes.org/SC/39142/93326/en/summary.html ''South Carolina State Election Commission,'' Official Primary Results]</ref><ref>[http://www.scvotes.org/2012/01/13/2012_candidates ''South Carolina State Election Commission'' "2012 Candidates," accessed April 26, 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
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1992
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Councilman, Charleston County
1974-1992
Personal
BirthdayDecember 26, 1948
Place of birthNew Orleans, LA
ProfessionCommunity Developer
ReligionMethodist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
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.

Biography

Ford attended Wayne State University and Grambling State University.

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

Ford served as a Charleston City Councilman from 1974 to 1992. He also served as a Charleston County Councilman during this time.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Finance
General
Invitations
Labor, Commerce and Industry
Medical Affairs
Transportation

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: South Carolina State Senate elections, 2012

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

2010

See also: South Carolina gubernatorial election, 2010
2010 Race for Governor - Democrat Primary[7]
Candidates Percentage
Green check mark.jpg Vincent Sheheen (D) 59.0%
Jim Rex (D) 23.0%[8]
Robert Ford (D) 18.0%
Total votes 188,576

2008

See also: South Carolina State Senate election, 2008

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).[9]

He raised $166,014 for his campaign.[10]

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

Comprehensive donor information for Ford is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Ford raised a total of $816,870 during that time period. This information was last updated on December 21, 2013.[11]

Robert Ford's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 South Carolina Senate, District 42 Won $145,687
2010 Governor of South Carolina Won $184,839
2008 South Carolina Senate, District 42 Won $166,014
2006 South Carolina Senate, District 42 Won $24,984
2004 South Carolina Senate, District 42 Won $108,523
2002 South Carolina Senate, District 42 Won $11,269
2000 South Carolina Senate, District 42 Won $99,287
1996 South Carolina Senate, District 42 Won $76,267
Grand Total Raised $816,870

2012

Ford won re-election to the South Carolina State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Ford raised a total of $145,687.
South Carolina State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Robert Ford's campaign in 2012
Ford, Robert$67,348
South Carolina Democratic Caucus$4,000
Mims, Kenneth L. Jr.$2,000
Grand Strand Restaurant Association$2,000
Mims, Harold L. Jr.$1,500
Total Raised in 2012$145,687
Source:Follow the Money

2008

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

His top contributors are listed below.[12]

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

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."[13]

2012

Robert Ford received a score of 0% in the 2012 score card, ranking 45th out of all 46 South Carolina Senate members.[14] His score was followed by Senator Clementa Pinckney (0%).[15]

See also

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Political offices
Preceded by
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South Carolina State Senate - District 42
1992–May 31, 2013
Succeeded by
Marlon Kimpson (D)