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Rating Group: South Carolina Education Association

2004 Positions

Issues: Education
State Office District Name Party Rating
SC State Senate 1 Thomas Alexander Republican 60%
SC State House 1 William Whitmire Republican 22%
SC State Senate 2 Larry Martin Republican 60%
SC State House 2 William Sandifer III Republican 17%
SC Council Member 3 George Bailey Republican 57%
SC U.S. House 3 Jeff Duncan Republican 42%
SC State House 3 B. R. Skelton Republican 23%
SC State Senate 4 William O'Dell Republican 60%
SC State House 5 Phillip Owens Republican 13%
SC State Senate 6 Michael Fair Republican 60%
SC State House 6 Brian White Republican 17%
SC State Senate 7 Karl Allen Democratic, Working Families 100%
SC State Senate 9 Daniel Verdin III Republican 60%
SC State Senate 11 Glenn Reese Democratic 100%
SC State Senate 14 Harvey Smith Peeler, Jr. Republican 70%
SC State House 14 Michael Pitts Republican 25%
SC State Senate 15 Wes Hayes, Jr. Republican 60%
SC State Senate 16 Chauncey Gregory Republican 20%
SC State Senate 17 Creighton Coleman Democratic 90%
SC State Senate 18 Ronnie Cromer Republican 60%
SC State House 19 Dwight Loftis Republican 18%
SC State Senate 19 John Scott, Jr. Democratic 92%
SC State Senate 20 John Courson Republican 75%
SC State Senate 21 Darrell Jackson Democratic 90%
SC State Senate 22 Joel Lourie Democratic 97%
SC State Senate 26 Nikki Setzler Democratic 90%
SC State Senate 27 Vincent Sheheen Democratic 100%
SC State House 27 Garry Smith Republican 17%
SC State Senate 29 Gerald Malloy Democratic 90%
SC State Senate 31 Hugh Kenneth Leatherman, Sr. Republican 70%
SC State Senate 33 Luke Rankin, Sr. Republican 75%
SC State Senate 37 Larry Grooms Republican 0%
SC State Senate 39 John Matthews, Jr. Democratic 100%
SC State Senate 40 Brad Hutto Democratic 90%
SC State House 40 Walton McLeod III Democratic 98%
SC State House 42 Mike Anthony Democratic 98%
SC State House 43 Greg Delleney, Jr. Republican 25%
SC State Senate 45 Clementa Pinckney Democratic 100%
SC State House 46 Gary Simrill Republican 31%
SC State House 50 Grady Brown Democratic 93%
SC State House 51 J. David Weeks Democratic 96%
SC State House 55 Jackie Hayes Democratic 85%
SC State House 58 Liston Barfield Republican 23%
SC State House 61 Lester Branham, Jr. Democratic 96%
SC State House 65 James Lucas Republican 53%
SC State House 66 Gilda Cobb-Hunter Democratic 100%
SC State House 67 Murrell Smith, Jr. Republican 50%
SC State House 69 Richard Quinn, Jr. Republican 15%
SC State House 70 Joseph Neal Democratic 98%
SC State House 72 James Smith, Jr. Democratic 98%
SC State House 74 Todd Rutherford Democratic 96%
SC State House 76 Leon Howard Democratic 98%
SC State House 80 Jimmy Bales Democratic 85%
SC State House 82 William Clyburn, Sr. Democratic 98%
SC State House 84 Roland Smith Republican 19%
SC State House 85 Chip Huggins Republican 25%
SC State House 88 McLain Toole Republican 16%
SC State House 89 Kenneth Bingham Republican 20%
SC State House 91 Lonnie Hosey Democratic 92%
SC State House 95 Jerry Govan, Jr. Democratic 93%
SC State House 99 James Merrill Republican 16%
SC State House 104 Tracy Edge Republican 20%
SC State House 107 Alan Clemmons Republican 18%
SC State House 109 David Mack III Democratic 96%
SC State House 110 Chip Limehouse III Republican 15%
SC State House 113 Seth Whipper Democratic 92%
SC State House 114 Robert Harrell, Jr. Republican 19%
SC State House 116 Robert Brown Democratic 96%
SC State House 118 William Herbkersman Republican 25%
SC State House 122 Bill Bowers Democratic 98%
SC Treasurer Converse Chellis III 19%
SC Lieutenant Governor John McGill Democratic 90%
John Graham Altman III 17%
Ralph Anderson 100%
James Battle, Jr. 33%
William Branton, Jr. 50%
Floyd Breeland 97%
Joe Brown 96%
Harry Cato 20%
Catherine Ceips 21%
Ken Clark 31%
Marty Coates 45%
Daniel Cooper 15%
William Cotty 42%
Thomas Dantzler 18%
Guy Davenport, Jr. 37%
John Drummond 75%
Dick Elliott 90%
Eldridge Emory 96%
Robert Ford 100%
Mary Beth Freeman 98%
Marion Frye 28%
Warren Kenneth Giese 75%
JoAnne Gilham 13%
Maggie Wallace Glover 100%
Amos Lee Gourdine 96%
Ben Hagood, Jr. 6%
Glenn Hamilton 20%
James Harrison 26%
Charles Alexander Harvin III 80%
Gloria Haskins 19%
John Hawkins 0%
Jesse Edison Hines 91%
Mack Hines, Jr. 97%
Douglas Jennings, Jr. 97%
Thomas Keegan 5%
Kenneth Kennedy 96%
Herbert Kirsh 27%
Jake Knotts, Jr. 60%
Larry Labruce Koon 22%
John Kuhn 0%
John Land III 100%
Robert Leach, Sr. 19%
Brenda Lee 96%
Phil Leventis 100%
Lanny Littlejohn 22%
Walter Lloyd 98%
Joseph Mahaffey, Sr. 20%
Becky Martin 30%
Glenn McConnell 70%
E. DeWitt McCraw 40%
James McGee III 24%
William Mescher 70%
Vida Miller 91%
Bessie Moody-Lawrence 98%
Tommy Moore 90%
James Neal 96%
Denny Neilson 76%
Harry Ott, Jr. 91%
Anne Parks 98%
Kay Patterson 88%
Robert Perry, Jr. 19%
Olin Phillips 75%
Lewis Pinson 42%
Edward Pitts, Jr. 20%
Arthur Ravenel, Jr. 88%
Thomas Rhoad 74%
Rex Rice 25%
Rebecca Davis Richardson 28%
Scott Richardson 75%
James Ritchie, Jr. 60%
R. Thayer Rivers, Jr. 95%
Greg Ryberg 43%
Wallace Scarborough 18%
Linda Short 90%
Phillip Sinclair 24%
Donald Smith 21%
Fletcher Smith, Jr. 85%
Jefferson Verne Smith 60%
William Smith 20%
John Snow III 71%
James Stewart, Jr. 16%
Harry Carl Stille 27%
Scott Talley 22%
Adam Taylor, Sr. 44%
David Thomas 60%
Michael Thompson 36%
Ronald Parker Townsend 27%
Daniel Tripp 21%
Teddy Norman Trotter 21%
C. David Umphlett, Jr. 18%
Lewis Raymond Vaughn 13%
Thad Viers 18%
Bob Waldrep, Jr. 100%
Robert Walker 20%
David Horton Wilkins 13%
William Witherspoon 20%
Annette Young 17%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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