South Carolina State Senate Elections 2012

2012 South Carolina State Senate Elections

South Carolina State Senate Elections 2012 Majority Control

South Carolina State Senate
Party As of October 2012 After the 2012 Election
Democratic Party 19 Pending
Republican Party 27 Pending
Total 46 46

South Carolina State Senate Elections 2012 Incumbents Retiring

Name Party Current Office
Dick Elliott Democratic Senate District 28
Greg Ryberg Republican Senate District 24
John Land Democratic Senate District 36
Phil Leventis Democratic Senate District 35
Phillip Shoopman Republican Senate District 5
Ralph Anderson Democratic Senate District 7

List of South Carolina State Senate Elections 2012 Candidates

2012 South Carolina State Senate Elections - District 1

(Democratic Party) June 12 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) June 12 GOP Primary

  • Thomas Alexander (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Thomas Alexander (Winner)

2012 South Carolina State Senate Elections - District 2

(Democratic Party) June 12 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) June 12 GOP Primary

  • Larry Martin (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Larry Martin (Winner)
  • Rex Rice

2012 South Carolina State Senate Elections - District 3

(Democratic Party) June 12 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) June 12 GOP Primary

  • Kevin Bryant 4,777 (Winner)
  • Don C. Bowen, Jr. 1,514

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Kevin Bryant (Winner)

2012 South Carolina State Senate Elections - District 4

(Democratic Party) June 12 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) June 12 GOP Primary

  • William O'Dell 3,031 (Winner)
  • Riley Harvell 2,155

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) William O'Dell (Winner)

2012 South Carolina State Senate Elections - District 5

(Democratic Party) June 12 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) June 12 GOP Primary

  • Amanda Tieder Somers 1,616
  • Tom Corbin 3,050 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Tom Corbin (Winner)

2012 South Carolina State Senate Elections - District 6

(Democratic Party) June 12 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) June 12 GOP Primary

  • Michael Fair 3,287 (Winner)
  • Chris Sullivan 2,787

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Michael Fair (Winner)
  • Tommie Reece

2012 South Carolina State Senate Elections - District 7

(Democratic Party) June 12 Democratic Primary

  • Lillian Brock-Fleming 1,920
  • Karl Allen 2,331 (Winner)

(Republican Party) June 12 GOP Primary

  • Jane Kizer (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Karl Allen (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Jane Kizer

2012 South Carolina State Senate Elections - District 8

(Democratic Party) June 12 Democratic Primary

Note: Jeff Dishner was decertified from the ballot.

(Republican Party) June 12 GOP Primary

  • David Thomas 1,509
  • Jim Lee 1,261
  • Chad Groover 615
  • Ross Turner 1,953 (Winner)
  • Joseph Swann 2,019 (Winner)

(Republican Party) June 26 GOP primary runoff:

  • Ross Turner 2,784 (Winner)
  • Joseph Swann 2,748

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Ross Turner (Winner)
  • Joseph Swann

2012 South Carolina State Senate Elections - District 9

(Democratic Party) June 12 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) June 12 GOP Primary

  • Daniel Verdin (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Daniel Verdin (Winner)

2012 South Carolina State Senate Elections - District 10

(Democratic Party) June 12 Democratic Primary

  • Floyd Nicholson (Winner)

(Republican Party) June 12 GOP Primary

  • Jennings McAbee, Sr. 4,433 (Winner)
  • Chet Royston 2,024

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Floyd Nicholson (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Jennings McAbee, Sr.

2012 South Carolina State Senate Elections - District 11

(Democratic Party) June 12 Democratic Primary

  • Glenn Reese (Winner)

(Republican Party) June 12 GOP Primary

Note: Kerry Wood was decertified from the ballot.

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Glenn Reese (Winner)
  • Kerry Wood

2012 South Carolina State Senate Elections - District 12

(Democratic Party) June 12 Democratic Primary

  • Henri Thompson (Winner)

(Republican Party) June 12 GOP Primary

  • Lee Bright 4,144 (Winner)
  • John Hawkins 2,869

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Henri Thompson
  • (Republican Party) Lee Bright (Winner)

2012 South Carolina State Senate Elections - District 13

(Democratic Party) June 12 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) June 12 GOP Primary

  • Shane Martin (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Shane Martin (Winner)

2012 South Carolina State Senate Elections - District 14

(Democratic Party) June 12 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) June 12 GOP Primary

  • Harvey Peeler (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Harvey Peeler (Winner)

2012 South Carolina State Senate Elections - District 15

(Democratic Party) June 12 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) June 12 GOP Primary

  • Wes Hayes (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Wes Hayes (Winner)
  • Joe Thompson

2012 South Carolina State Senate Elections - District 16

(Democratic Party) June 12 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) June 12 GOP Primary

  • Greg Gregory (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Greg Gregory (Winner)

2012 South Carolina State Senate Elections - District 17

(Democratic Party) June 12 Democratic Primary

  • Creighton Coleman (Winner)

(Republican Party) June 12 GOP Primary

  • Bob Carrison (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Creighton Coleman (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Bob Carrison

2012 South Carolina State Senate Elections - District 18

(Democratic Party) June 12 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) June 12 GOP Primary

  • Rich Bolen 1,964
  • Ronnie Cromer 7,957 (Winner)
  • Alan Hunter 182
  • Kara Gormley Meador 1,998

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Ronnie Cromer (Winner)

2012 South Carolina State Senate Elections - District 19

(Democratic Party) June 12 Democratic Primary

  • John L. Scott, Jr. (Winner)

(Republican Party) June 12 GOP Primary

  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) John L. Scott, Jr. (Winner)

2012 South Carolina State Senate Elections - District 20

(Democratic Party) June 12 Democratic Primary

  • Norman Jackson 600
  • Robert Rikard 1,084 (Winner)

(Republican Party) June 12 GOP Primary

  • John Courson (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Robert Rikard
  • (Republican Party) John Courson (Winner)
  • Scott West

2012 South Carolina State Senate Elections - District 21

(Democratic Party) June 12 Democratic Primary

  • Darrell Jackson (Winner)

(Republican Party) June 12 GOP Primary

  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Darrell Jackson (Winner)

2012 South Carolina State Senate Elections - District 22

(Democratic Party) June 12 Democratic Primary

  • Joel Lourie (Winner)

(Republican Party) June 12 GOP Primary

Note: Debra Langley Kennedy was decertified from the ballot.

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Joel Lourie (Winner)

2012 South Carolina State Senate Elections - District 23

(Democratic Party) June 12 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) June 12 GOP Primary

  • Jake Knotts (Winner)
  • Katrina Shealy

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Jake Knotts
  • Katrina Shealy (Winner)
  • David R. Whetsell

2012 South Carolina State Senate Elections - District 24

(Democratic Party) June 12 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) June 12 GOP Primary

  • Tom Young (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Tom Young (Winner)

2012 South Carolina State Senate Elections - District 25

(Democratic Party) June 12 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) June 12 GOP Primary

  • Shane Massey (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Shane Massey

2012 South Carolina State Senate Elections - District 26

(Democratic Party) June 12 Democratic Primary

  • Nikki Setzler (Winner)

(Republican Party) June 12 GOP Primary

  • Duane Naquin 1,269
  • Deedee Vaughters 2,097 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Nikki Setzler (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Deedee Vaughters

2012 South Carolina State Senate Elections - District 27

(Democratic Party) June 12 Democratic Primary

  • Vincent Sheheen (Winner)

(Republican Party) June 12 GOP Primary

  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Vincent Sheheen

2012 South Carolina State Senate Elections - District 28

(Democratic Party) June 12 Democratic Primary

  • Butch Johnson (Winner)

(Republican Party) June 12 GOP Primary

  • Greg Hembree (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Butch Johnson
  • (Republican Party) Greg Hembree (Winner)

2012 South Carolina State Senate Elections - District 29

(Democratic Party) June 12 Democratic Primary

  • Gerald Malloy (Winner)

(Republican Party) June 12 GOP Primary

  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Gerald Malloy (Winner)

2012 South Carolina State Senate Elections - District 30

(Democratic Party) June 12 Democratic Primary

  • Patrick T. Richardson 2,068
  • Kent Williams 8,624 (Winner)

(Republican Party) June 12 GOP Primary

  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Kent Williams (Winner)

2012 South Carolina State Senate Elections - District 31

(Democratic Party) June 12 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) June 12 GOP Primary

  • Hugh Leatherman (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Hugh Leatherman (Winner)

2012 South Carolina State Senate Elections - District 32

(Democratic Party) June 12 Democratic Primary

  • John Yancey McGill 6,375 (Winner)
  • Cezar E. McKnight 6,294

(Republican Party) June 12 GOP Primary

  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) John Yancey McGill (Winner)

2012 South Carolina State Senate Elections - District 33

(Democratic Party) June 12 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) June 12 GOP Primary

  • Luke A. Rankin (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Luke A. Rankin (Winner)

2012 South Carolina State Senate Elections - District 34

(Democratic Party) June 12 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) June 12 GOP Primary

  • Raymond Cleary (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Raymond Cleary (Winner)

2012 South Carolina State Senate Elections - District 35

(Democratic Party) June 12 Democratic Primary

  • Thomas McElveen (Winner)
  • E.B. Mac McLeod

(Republican Party) June 12 GOP Primary

  • Tony Barwick 1,820 (Winner)
  • Eddie Drayton 200
  • Wade Kolb 1,689 (Winner)

(Republican Party) June 26 GOP primary runoff:

  • Tony Barwick 1,909 (Winner)
  • Wade Kolb 1,453

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Thomas McElveen (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Tony Barwick

2012 South Carolina State Senate Elections - District 36

(Democratic Party) June 12 Democratic Primary

  • Kevin L. Johnson (Winner)

(Republican Party) June 12 GOP Primary

  • Leon Winn (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Kevin L. Johnson
  • (Republican Party) Leon Winn (Winner)

2012 South Carolina State Senate Elections - District 37

(Democratic Party) June 12 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) June 12 GOP Primary

  • Larry Grooms (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Larry Grooms (Winner)

2012 South Carolina State Senate Elections - District 38

(Democratic Party) June 12 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) June 12 GOP Primary

  • Sean Bennett (Winner)
  • Mike Rose

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Sean Bennett (Winner)

2012 South Carolina State Senate Elections - District 39

(Democratic Party) June 12 Democratic Primary

  • John Matthews (Winner)

(Republican Party) June 12 GOP Primary

  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) John Matthews (Winner)

2012 South Carolina State Senate Elections - District 40

(Democratic Party) June 12 Democratic Primary

  • Brad Hutto (Winner)

(Republican Party) June 12 GOP Primary

  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Brad Hutto (Winner)

2012 South Carolina State Senate Elections - District 41

(Democratic Party) June 12 Democratic Primary

  • Paul Tinkler (Winner)

(Republican Party) June 12 GOP Primary

  • Paul Thurmond (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Paul Tinklerv
  • (Republican Party) Paul Thurmond (Winner)

2012 South Carolina State Senate Elections - District 42

(Democratic Party) June 12 Democratic Primary

  • Robert Ford (Winner)

(Republican Party) June 12 GOP Primary

  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Robert Ford (Winner)

2012 South Carolina State Senate Elections - District 43

(Democratic Party) June 12 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) June 12 GOP Primary

  • Chip Campson (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Chip Campson (Winner)

2012 South Carolina State Senate Elections - District 44

(Democratic Party) June 12 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) June 12 GOP Primary

  • Paul G. Campbell, Jr. (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Paul G. Campbell, Jr. (Winner)

2012 South Carolina State Senate Elections - District 45

(Democratic Party) June 12 Democratic Primary

  • Clementa Pinckney (Winner)

(Republican Party) June 12 GOP Primary

  • Leilani Bessinger (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Clementa Pinckney (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Leilani Bessinger

2012 South Carolina State Senate Elections - District 46

(Democratic Party) June 12 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) June 12 GOP Primary

  • Tom Davis (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Tom Davis (Winner)

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