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Davis was rumored to be a possible appointee to [[Jim DeMint|Jim DeMint's]] [[U.S. Senate]] seat. On December 17, 2012, [[Governor of South Carolina|Gov.]] [[Nikki Haley]] announced she had chosen to appoint Representative [[Tim Scott]] to fill DeMint's seat beginning in January 2013.<ref>[http://www.rollcall.com/news/appointment_speculation_centers_on_rep_tim_scott-219739-1.html?pos=opolh ''Roll Call'' "Appointment Speculation Centers on Rep. Tim Scott," December 6, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://www.politico.com/story/2012/12/jim-demint-successor-nikki-haley-to-make-appointment-84691.html#ixzz2ENX0mp3u ''Politico'' "All eyes on Nikki Haley to pick Jim DeMint successor," December 7, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/blogs/hotlineoncall/2012/12/demint-resignation-sets-off-south-carolina-scramble-06 ''National Journal'' "DeMint Resignation Sets Off South Carolina Scramble," December 6, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/12/17/haley-to-announce-demints-replacement-at-noon/comment-page-3/ ''Political Tracker-CNN.com,'' "Haley to announce DeMint's replacement at noon," December 17, 2012]</ref>
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Davis was rumored to be a possible appointee to [[Jim DeMint|Jim DeMint's]] [[United States Senate|U.S. Senate]] seat. On December 17, 2012, [[Governor of South Carolina|Gov.]] [[Nikki Haley]] announced she had chosen to appoint Representative [[Tim Scott]] to fill DeMint's seat beginning in January 2013.<ref>[http://www.rollcall.com/news/appointment_speculation_centers_on_rep_tim_scott-219739-1.html?pos=opolh ''Roll Call'' "Appointment Speculation Centers on Rep. Tim Scott," December 6, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://www.politico.com/story/2012/12/jim-demint-successor-nikki-haley-to-make-appointment-84691.html#ixzz2ENX0mp3u ''Politico'' "All eyes on Nikki Haley to pick Jim DeMint successor," December 7, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/blogs/hotlineoncall/2012/12/demint-resignation-sets-off-south-carolina-scramble-06 ''National Journal'' "DeMint Resignation Sets Off South Carolina Scramble," December 6, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/12/17/haley-to-announce-demints-replacement-at-noon/comment-page-3/ ''Political Tracker-CNN.com,'' "Haley to announce DeMint's replacement at noon," December 17, 2012]</ref>
  
 
Davis has said that he will not run against Scott in the special election in 2014.<ref>[http://www.islandpacket.com/2012/12/17/2315139/patrick-lotz-mulling-run-for-scotts.html#storylink=cpy ''Island Packet'' "Patrick, Lotz mulling run for Scott's U.S. House seat," December 17, 2012]</ref>
 
Davis has said that he will not run against Scott in the special election in 2014.<ref>[http://www.islandpacket.com/2012/12/17/2315139/patrick-lotz-mulling-run-for-scotts.html#storylink=cpy ''Island Packet'' "Patrick, Lotz mulling run for Scott's U.S. House seat," December 17, 2012]</ref>

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Tom Davis
Thomas davis.jpg
South Carolina State Senate District 46
Incumbent
In office
2008-Present
Term ends
November 14, 2016
Years in position 6
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$10,400/year
Per diem$131/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sFurman University, 1982
J.D.University of Maryland, 1985
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Tom Davis has been a Republican member of the South Carolina State Senate since 2009, representing the 46th district.

Davis joined the South Carolina State Senate in 2009. He has served in that position since, representing the 46th district.

Davis is the former Chief of Staff for South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford. He is currently an attorney, working for Harvey & Battey.

Davis earned his BA from Furman University in 1982. He went on to receive his JD from the University of Maryland in 1985.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Corrections and Penology
Banking and Insurance
Finance
Labor, Commerce and Industry
Medical Affairs

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Transparency in incentives

In late 2010, Davis pre-filed a bill that would radically overhaul the awarding of economic development incentives and subsidies by state government. The bill would cover transparent wrapping and emanating accountability is designed to make sure taxpayers get a good deal when the state doles out incentives and related financial breaks to business and industry.

“I would rather not play that game,” Davis says of such handouts.

He says if the state is going to engage in what he describes as the government picking winners and losers, Davis says, “I think there ought to be some very clear accountability.”

As it stands, he says, “there’s really no formal due diligence” on the front end of incentives to objectively analyze their public costs and benefits. Nor is there any true holding of feet to the fire on the back end with respect to employment and capital investment pledges by companies that receive incentives, Davis says.

“All we do is mouth the words ‘it creates jobs’ and the analysis doesn’t really go beyond that,” he says.[1]

Spending cap

Sen. Davis advocates for a spending cap to rein in state government spending.

Davis visited a Midlands-area high school class and told them that he’s in favor of a cap that would be based on population plus inflation growth. “Any money above and beyond that ought to be sent back to the private sector,” he says.[2]


Davis speaking to a class.

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Tom Davis (South Carolina) endorsed Ron Paul in the 2012 presidential election. [3]

Elections

2014

See also: United States Senate special election in South Carolina, 2014

Davis was rumored to be a possible appointee to Jim DeMint's U.S. Senate seat. On December 17, 2012, Gov. Nikki Haley announced she had chosen to appoint Representative Tim Scott to fill DeMint's seat beginning in January 2013.[4][5][6][7]

Davis has said that he will not run against Scott in the special election in 2014.[8]

2013

See also: South Carolina's 1st congressional district special election, 2013

Davis was rumored to be a potential candidate to fill Tim Scott's U.S. House of Representatives seat, but on December 17th, 2012, he stated that he was not interested in replacing Scott.[9][10]

2012

See also: South Carolina State Senate elections, 2012

Davis ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 12 and in the general election on November 6, 2012.[11] [12][13]

South Carolina State Senate, District 46, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTom Davis Incumbent 98.9% 37,722
     Other Write-Ins 1.1% 417
Total Votes 38,139

2008

On November 4, 2008, Davis won re-election for District 46 of the South Carolina State Senate with 37,501 votes, ahead of Democrat Kent Fletcher (20,019) and write-ins (68).[14]

He raised $438,389 for his campaign, against $16,530 by Fletcher.[15]

South Carolina State Senate, District 46
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Tom Davis (R) 37,501
Kent Fletcher (D) 20,019
Write-ins 68

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Davis is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Davis raised a total of $776,629 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 24, 2013.[16]

Tom Davis's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 South Carolina State Senate, District 46 Won $172,337
2010 South Carolina State Senate, District 46 Not up for election $165,903
2008 South Carolina State Senate, District 46 Won $438,389
Grand Total Raised $776,629

2012

Davis won election to the South Carolina State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Davis raised a total of $172,337.
South Carolina State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Tom Davis (South Carolina)'s campaign in 2012
Davis, Thomas C$34,232
First Citizens Bank$9,750
Senate Republican Caucus of South Carolina$5,000
Castellani, Robert$3,000
Jones, William W$2,250
Total Raised in 2012$172,337
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Davis was not up for election to the South Carolina State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Davis raised a total of $165,903.

2008

Davis won election to the South Carolina State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Davis raised a total of $438,389.

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."[17]

2012

Tom Davis received a score of 71% in the 2012 score card, ranking 3rd out of all 46 South Carolina Senate members.[18] His score was followed by Senators Shane R. Martin (59%), Mike Rose (59%), and Michael Fair (53%).[19]

Personal

Davis and his wife Reid have three children.

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References

  1. S.C. Bill Proposes Transparency in Incentives," The Nerve December 22, 2010
  2. "Davis: S.C. Needs a Spending Cap," The Nerve, May 25, 2011
  3. Island Packet, "Sen. Tom Davis endorses Ron Paul in GOP race," January 16, 2012
  4. Roll Call "Appointment Speculation Centers on Rep. Tim Scott," December 6, 2012
  5. Politico "All eyes on Nikki Haley to pick Jim DeMint successor," December 7, 2012
  6. National Journal "DeMint Resignation Sets Off South Carolina Scramble," December 6, 2012
  7. Political Tracker-CNN.com, "Haley to announce DeMint's replacement at noon," December 17, 2012
  8. Island Packet "Patrick, Lotz mulling run for Scott's U.S. House seat," December 17, 2012
  9. Washington Post "Scott's departure for Senate will trigger third special House election in 2013," December 17, 2012
  10. Island Packet "Patrick, Lotz mulling run for Scott's U.S. House seat," December 17, 2012
  11. AP.org "South Carolina State Senate and State House Election Results" Accessed November 7, 2012
  12. South Carolina State Election Commission, Official Primary Results
  13. South Carolina State Election Commission "2012 Candidates," Accessed April 26, 2012
  14. South Carolina official election results for 2008
  15. Follow the Money's report on Davis's 2008 campaign contributions
  16. followthemoney.org, "Davis, Tom," accessed June 24, 2013
  17. The Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee, "Voting Records," accessed April 11, 2014
  18. Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee, "South Carolina Senate Score Card 2012," accessed May 15, 2014
  19. Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee: South Carolina Senate Score Card 2012, 2012
Political offices
Preceded by
Catherine Ceips
South Carolina State Senate - District 46
2008–present
Succeeded by
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