Rating Group: South Carolina Education Association

2004 Positions

Issues: Education
State Office Name Party Rating
SC U.S. House-3 Jeff Duncan R 42%
SC State House-1 William Whitmire R 22%
SC State House-2 William Sandifer III R 17%
SC State House-6 Brian White R 17%
SC State House-12 Anne Parks D 98%
SC State House-14 Michael Pitts R 25%
SC State House-19 Dwight Loftis R 18%
SC State House-27 Garry Smith R 17%
SC State House-42 Mike Anthony D 98%
SC State House-43 Greg Delleney, Jr. R 25%
SC State House-46 Gary Simrill R 31%
SC State House-51 J. David Weeks D 96%
SC State House-55 Jackie Hayes D 85%
SC State House-65 James Lucas R 53%
SC State House-66 Gilda Cobb-Hunter D 100%
SC State House-67 Murrell Smith, Jr. R 50%
SC State House-69 Richard Quinn, Jr. R 15%
SC State House-72 James Smith, Jr. D 98%
SC State House-74 Todd Rutherford D 96%
SC State House-76 Leon Howard D 98%
SC State House-80 Jimmy Bales D 85%
SC State House-82 William Clyburn, Sr. D 98%
SC State House-85 Chip Huggins R 25%
SC State House-88 McLain Toole R 16%
SC State House-91 Lonnie Hosey D 92%
SC State House-95 Jerry Govan, Jr. D 93%
SC State House-107 Alan Clemmons R 18%
SC State House-109 David Mack III D 96%
SC State House-113 Seth Whipper D 92%
SC State House-116 Robert Brown D 96%
SC State House-118 Bill Herbkersman R 25%
SC State House-122 Bill Bowers D 98%
SC State Senate-1 Thomas Alexander R 60%
SC State Senate-2 Rex Rice R 25%
SC State Senate-7 Karl Allen D 100%
SC State Senate-9 Danny Verdin III R 60%
SC State Senate-11 Glenn Reese D 100%
SC State Senate-12 Scott Talley R 22%
SC State Senate-14 Harvey Peeler, Jr. R 70%
SC State Senate-16 Greg Gregory R 20%
SC State Senate-18 Ronnie Cromer R 60%
SC State Senate-19 John Scott, Jr. D 92%
SC State Senate-20 John Courson R 75%
SC State Senate-21 Darrell Jackson D 90%
SC State Senate-26 Nikki Setzler D 90%
SC State Senate-27 Vincent Sheheen D 100%
SC State Senate-29 Gerald Malloy D 90%
SC State Senate-31 Hugh Leatherman, Sr. R 70%
SC State Senate-33 Luke Rankin, Sr. R 75%
SC State Senate-37 Larry Grooms R 0%
SC State Senate-39 John Matthews, Jr. D 100%
SC State Senate-40 Brad Hutto D 90%
SC Council Member-3 George Bailey R 57%
SC Treasurer Converse Chellis III 19%
John Graham Altman III 17%
Ralph Anderson 100%
Liston Barfield 23%
James Battle, Jr. 33%
Kenneth Bingham 20%
Lester Branham, Jr. 96%
William Branton, Jr. 50%
Floyd Breeland 97%
Grady Brown 93%
Joe Brown 96%
Harry Cato 20%
Catherine Ceips 21%
Ken Clark 31%
Marty Coates 45%
Creighton Coleman 90%
Daniel Cooper 15%
William Cotty 42%
Thomas Dantzler 18%
Guy Davenport, Jr. 37%
John Drummond 75%
Tracy Edge 20%
Dick Elliott 90%
Eldridge Emory 96%
Michael Fair 60%
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%
Robert Harrell, Jr. 19%
James Harrison 26%
Charles Alexander Harvin III 80%
Gloria Haskins 19%
John Hawkins 0%
Wes Hayes, Jr. 60%
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%
Chip Limehouse III 15%
Lanny Littlejohn 22%
Walter Lloyd 98%
Joel Lourie 97%
Joseph Mahaffey, Sr. 20%
Becky Martin 30%
Larry Martin 60%
Glenn McConnell 70%
E. DeWitt McCraw 40%
James McGee III 24%
John McGill 90%
Walton McLeod III 98%
James Merrill 16%
William Mescher 70%
Vida Miller 91%
Bessie Moody-Lawrence 98%
Tommy Moore 90%
James Neal 96%
Joseph Neal 98%
Denny Neilson 76%
William O'Dell 60%
Harry Ott, Jr. 91%
Phillip Owens 13%
Kay Patterson 88%
Robert Perry, Jr. 19%
Olin Phillips 75%
Clementa Pinckney 100%
Lewis Pinson 42%
Edward Pitts, Jr. 20%
Arthur Ravenel, Jr. 88%
Thomas Rhoad 74%
Becky 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%
B. R. Skelton 23%
Donald Smith 21%
Fletcher Smith, Jr. 85%
Roland Smith 19%
Jefferson Verne Smith 60%
William Smith 20%
John Snow III 71%
James Stewart, Jr. 16%
Harry Carl Stille 27%
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%

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