Project Conflict Watch 2014

PROJECT RE-LAUNCHED FOR 2014

A year later, this statement still holds true: South Carolina remains the only state in the nation that doesn’t require its politicians to disclose any private income. The public is still in the dark when it comes to knowing whether or not their elected officials are benefiting personally from legislation.

There is potential good news: a bill currently in the State House would require mandatory income disclosure – and it has already passed House and Senate. But rather than wait for lawmakers to make up their minds, we’ve asked them (along with the state’s constitutional officers) to disclose their income voluntarily. We made a few minor edits to the form we sent them in 2013, but this year’s form is still almost identical to the one required by the federal government before one can hold office in the U.S. Congress. Uncomplicated, easy to understand, and very simple to fill out.

Last year, about a third of those we asked to participate, did so. Some refused, but we hope they’ll reconsider this year.

The table below identifies all lawmakers and constitutional officers in the South Carolina State House. We will continue with our goal to get each one to identify every source of income, even if it takes years for it to become law.

But we can’t do it alone. Here’s what you can do to be a part of this initiative:

  1. Download the form here.
  2. Get in touch with your elected officials. Call them. E-mail them the form. Go to their State House offices and drop it off … let them know you want them to disclose all of their income sources!
  3. Sign up for daily Nerve e-mails. We take a close look at what these politicians report and break news as we find conflicts of interest!
  4. After you’ve called, e-mailed, asked a few dozen times, and they’ve returned the form to you, e-mail it to Emily Gould at emily@scpolicycouncil.org, or mail it to us 1323 Pendleton Street, Columbia, SC 29201.
  5. We want to hear your stories! Did your representative or senator respond immediately? Did they snub the form when you handed it to them at a town hall meeting? Let us know! Call Emily Gould at (803) 779-5022 extension 117, or e-mail Emily at the address above.

STATEWIDE

Office Name Filled out 2013 Income Disclosure Form? Filled out 2014 Income Disclosure Form? Details
YES NO YES NO
Governor Nikki Haley X  X Click to email the form to Governor Haley
Lt. Governor Glenn McConnell X X Click to email the form to Lieutenant Governor McConnell
Secretary of State Mark Hammond X  X Click to email the form to Secretary of State Hammond
Treasurer Curtis M. Loftis, Jr, X X Click to view Treasurer Loftis’ information
Attorney General Alan Wilson X X Click to view Attorney General Wilson’s information
Comptroller General Richard Eckstrom X  X Click to email the form to Comptroller General Eckstrom
State Superintendent of Education Mick Zais X  X Click to view Superintendent Zais’ information
Commissioner of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers X  X Click to view Commissioner Weathers’ information
Adjutant General Major Gen. Robert Livingston X  X Click to view Adjutant General Livingston’s information

SUPREME COURT

Office Name Filled out 2013 Income Disclosure Form? Filled out 2014 Income Disclosure Form? Details
YES NO YES NO
Chief Justice Jean Toal X X Click to view Chief Justice Toal’s information
Justice Costa Pleicones X X Click to view Justice Pleicones’ information

SENATE

County Senate Representative Filled out 2013 Income Disclosure Form? Filled out 2014 Income Disclosure Form? Details
YES NO YES NO
Abbeville 4 William O’Dell X X Click to email the form to Senator O’Dell
Aiken 24 Tom Young X  X Click to view Senator Young’s information
Anderson 3 Kevin Bryant X X Click to view Senator Bryant’s information
Beaufort 46 Tom Davis X  X Click view Senator Davis’ information
Berkeley 37 Larry Grooms X  X Click to view Senator Grooms’ information
Berkeley 44 Paul Campbell X  X Click to email the form to Senator Campbell
Charleston 43 Chip Campsen X  X Click to email the form to Senator Campsen
Charleston 41 Paul Thurmond X  X Click to view Senator Thurmond’s information
Charleston 42 Marlon Kimpson X X Click to email the form to Senator Kimpson
Cherokee 14 Harvey Peeler X  X Click to email the form to Senator Peeler
Clarendon 36 Kevin Johnson X  X Click to email the form to Senator Johnson
Darlington 29 Gerald Malloy X   X Click to email the form to Senator Malloy
Dorchester 38 Sean Bennett X  X Click to email the form to Senator Bennett
Edgefield 25 Shane Massey X  X Click to view Senator Massey’s information
Fairfield 17 Creighton Coleman X X Click to email the form to Senator Coleman
Florence 31 Hugh Leatherman X  X Click to email the form to Senator Leatherman
Georgetown 34 Raymond Cleary X  X Click to email the form to Senator Cleary
Greenville 7 Karl Allen X  X Click to email the form to Senator Allen
Greenville 6 Michael Fair X  X Click to email the form to Senator Fair
Greenville 8 Ross Turner X  X Click to view Senator Turner’s information
Greenville 5 Tom Corbin X  X Click to email the form to Senator Corbin
Greenwood 10 Floyd Nicholson X  X Click to email the form to Senator Nicholson
Horry 28 Greg Hembree X  X Click to email the form to Senator Hembree
Horry 33 Luke Rankin X  X Click to email the form to Senator Rankin
Jasper 45 Clementa Pinckney X  X Click to email the form to Senator Pinckney
Kershaw 27 Vincent Sheheen X  X Click to view Senator Sheheen’s information
Lancaster 16 Chauncey K. Gregory X  X Click to email the form to Senator Gregory
Laurens 9 Danny Verdin X  X Click to view to Senator Verdin’s information
Lexington 23 Katrina Shealy X X Click to view Senator Shealy’s information
Lexington 26 Nikki Setzler X  X Click to email the form to Senator Setzler
Marion 30 Kent Williams X  X Click to email the form to Senator Williams
Newberry 18 Ronnie Cromer X  X Click to view Senator Cromer’s information
Oconee 1 Thomas Alexander X  X Click to email the form to Senator Alexander
Orangeburg 40 Bradley Hutto X  X Click to email the form to Senator Hutto
Orangeburg 39 John Matthews X  X Click to email the form to Senator Matthews
Pickens 2 Larry Martin X  X Click to view Senator Martin’s information
Richland 21 Darrell Jackson X  X Click to email the form to Senator Jackson
Richland 22 Joel Lourie X  X Click to email the form to Senator Lourie
Richland 20 John Courson X  X Click to email the form to Senator Courson
Richland 19 John Scott X  X Click to email the form to Senator Scott
Spartanburg 11 Glenn Reese X  X Click to email the form to Senator Reese
Spartanburg 12 Lee Bright X  X Click to view Senator Bright’s information
Spartanburg 13 Shane Martin X  X Click to email the form to Senator Martin
Sumter 35 Thomas McElveen X  X Click to view Senator McElveen’s information
Williamsburg 32 J. Yancey McGill X  X Click to email the form to Senator McGill
York 15 Wes Hayes X  X Click to email the form to Senator Hayes

HOUSE

County House Representative Filled out 2013 Income Disclosure Form? Filled out 2014 Income Disclosure Form? Details
YES NO YES NO
Abbeville 11 Craig Gagnon X  X Click to email the form to Representative Gagnon
Aiken 82 Bill Clyburn X  X Click to email the form to Representative Clyburn
Aiken 83 Bill Hixon X  X Click to email the form to Representative Hixon
Aiken 86 Bill Taylor X  X Click to view Representative Taylor’s information
Aiken 81 Don Wells X  X Click to view Representative Wells’ information
Aiken 84 Roland Smith X  X Click to email the form to Representative Smith
Anderson 9 Anne Thayer X   X Click to view Representative Thayer’s information
Anderson 6 Brian White X  X Click to email the form to Representative White
Anderson 8 Don Bowen X  X Click to email the form to Representative Bowen
Anderson 10 Joshua Putnam X  X Click to email the form to Representative Putnam
Anderson 7 Mike Gambrell X  X Click to email the form to Representative Gambrell
Bamberg 90 Bakari Sellers X  X Click to email the form to Representative Sellers
Barnwell 91 Lonnie Hosey X  X Click to email the form to Representative Hosey
Beaufort 123 Andy Patrick X  X Click to email the form to Representative Patrick
Beaufort 118 Bill Herbkersman X  X Click to email the form to Representative Herbkersman
Beaufort 124 Shannon Erickson X  X Click to email the form to Representative Erickson
Beaufort 120 Weston Newton X  X Click to view Representative Newton’s information
Berkeley 100 Edward Southard X  X Click to email the form to Representative Southard
Berkeley 99 James Merrill X  X Click to email the form to Representative Merrill
Berkeley 92 Joseph Daning X  X Click to email the form to Representative Daning
Berkeley 102 Joseph Jefferson X  X Click to email the form to Representative Jefferson
Berkeley 15 Samuel Rivers X  X Click to email the form to Representative Rivers
Calhoun 93 Russell Ott X  X Click to email the form to Representative Ott
Charleston 117 Bill Crosby X  X Click to email the form to Representative Crosby
Charleston 114 Bobby Harrell X  X Click to email the form to Representative Harrell
Charleston 110 Chip Limehouse X  X Click to email the form to Representative Limehouse
Charleston 109 David Mack X  X Click to email the form to Representative Mack
Charleston 119 Leon Stavrinakis X  X Click to email the form to Representative Stavrinakis
Charleston 112 Mike Sottile X  X Click to email the form to Representative Sottile
Charleston 115 Peter McCoy X  X Click to view Representative McCoy’s information
Charleston 116 Robert Brown X  X Click to email the form to Representative Brown
Charleston 113 Seth Whipper X  X Click to email the form to Representative Whipper
Charleston 111 Wendell Gilliard X  X Click to email the form to Representative Gilliard
Cherokee 29 Dennis Moss X  X Click to email the form to Representative D. Moss
Cherokee 30 Steve Moss X  X Click to email the form to Representative S. Moss
Chester 43 Greg Delleney X  X Click to email the form to Representative Delleney
Chesterfield 53 Ted Vick X  X Click to email the form to Representative Vick
Clarendon 64 Robert Ridgeway X  X Click to email the form to Representative Ridgeway
Colleton 121 Kenneth Hodges X  X Click to email the form to Representative Hodges
Darlington 65 Jay Lucas X  X Click to view Representative Lucas’ information
Darlington 62 Robert Williams X  X Click to email the form to Representative R. Williams
Dillon 55 Jackie Hayes X  X Click to email the form to Representative Hayes
Dorchester 98 Chris Murphy X X Click to view Representative Murphy’s information
Dorchester 94 Jenny Anderson Horne X X Click to view Representative Horne’s information
Dorchester 97 Patsy Knight X  X Click to email the form to Representative Knight
Fairfield 41 Mary Gail Douglas X  X Click to email the form to Representative Douglas
Florence 63 Kris Crawford X  X Click to email the form to Representative Crawford
Florence 61 Lester Branham X  X Click to email the form to Representative Branham
Florence 60 Phillip Lowe X  X Click to email the form to Representative Lowe
Florence 59 Terry Alexander X  X Click to email the form to Representative Alexander
Georgetown 103 Carl Anderson X  X Click to email the form to Representative Anderson
Georgetown 108 Stephen Goldfinch X X Click to view Representative Goldfinch’s information
Greenville 24 Bruce Bannister X  X Click to email the form to Representative Bannister
Greenville 23 Chandra Dillard X  X Click to email the form to Representative Dillard
Greenville 20 Dan Hamilton X  X Click to email the form to Representative Hamilton
Greenville 19 Dwight Loftis X  X Click to email the form to Representative Loftis
Greenville 28 Eric Bedingfield X  X Click to view Representative Bedingfield’s information
Greenville 27 Garry Smith X  X Click to view Representative G. Smith’s information
Greenville 25 Leola Robinson-Simpson X  X Click to email the form to Representative Robinson-Simpson
Greenville 16 Mark Willis X  X Click to view Representative Willis’ information
Greenville 17 Mike Burns X  X Click to view Representative Burns’ information
Greenville 21 Phyllis Henderson X  X Click to view Representative Henderson’s information
Greenville 18 Tommy Stringer X  X Click to email the form to Representative Stringer
Greenville 22 Wendy Nanney X  X Click to email the form to Representative Nanney
Greenwood 12 Anne Parks X  X Click to email the form to Representative Parks
Greenwood 13 R. Shannon Riley X  X Click to email the form to Representative Riley
Hampton 122 Bill Bowers X  X Click to email the form to Representative Bowers
Horry 107 Alan Clemmons X  X Click to email the form to Representative Clemmons
Horry 68 Heather Ammons Crawford X  X Click to email the form to Representative Crawford
Horry 105 Kevin Hardee X  X Click to email the form to Representative Hardee
Horry 58 Liston Barfield X  X Click to email the form to Representative Barfield
Horry 56 Mike Ryhal X  X Click to view Representative Ryhal’s information
Horry 106 Nelson Hardwick X  X Click to email the form to Representative Hardwick
Horry 104 Tracy Edge X  X Click to email the form to Representative Edge
Kershaw 52 Laurie Slade Funderbunk X  X Click to email the form to Representative Funderburk
Lancaster 45 Deborah Long X  X Click view Representative Long’s information
Lancaster 44 Mandy Powers Norrell X  X Click to email the form to Representative Norrell
Laurens 14 Mike Pitts X  X Click to email the form to Representative Pitts
Lee 50 Grady Brown X  X Click to email the form to Representative G. Brown
Lexington 85 Chip Huggins X X Click to view Representative Huggins’ information
Lexington 89 Kenny Bingham X X Click to view Representative Bingham’s information
Lexington 96 Kit Spires X  X Click to email the form to Representative Spires
Lexington 88 Mac Toole X  X Click to view Representative Toole’s information
Lexington 39 Ralph Kennedy X  X Click to email the form to Representative Kennedy
Lexington 69 Rick Quinn X  X Click to email the form to Representative Quinn
Lexington 87 Todd Atwater X  X Click to view Representative Atwater’s information
Marion 57 Wayne George X  X Click to email the form to Representative George
Marlboro 54 Elizabeth Munnerlyn X  X Click to email the form to Representative Munnerlyn
Newberry 40 Walton McLeod X  X Click to email the form to Representative McLeod
Oconee 2 Bill Sandifer X  X Click to email the form to Representative Sandifer
Oconee 1 Bill Whitmire X  X Click to email the form to Representative Whitmire
Orangeburg 66 Gilda Cobb-Hunter X  X Click to email the form to Representative Cobb-Hunter
Orangeburg 95 Jerry Govan X  X Click to email the form to Representative Govan
Pickens 3 B.R. Skelton X  X Click to email the form to Representative Skelton
Pickens 4 David Hiott X  X Click to email the form to Representative Hiott
Pickens 5 Phil Owens X  X Click to email the form to Representative Owens
Richland 78 Beth Bernstein X  X Click to view Representative Bernstein’s information
Richland 73 Chris Hart X  X Click to email the form to Representative Hart
Richland 72 James Smith X  X Click to view Representative J. Smith’s information
Richland 80 Jimmy Bales X  X Click to email the form to Representative Bales
Richland 77 Joe McEachern X  X Click to email the form to Representative McEachern
Richland 70 Joe Neal X  X Click to email the form to Representative Neal
Richland 75 Kirkman Finlay X X Click to email the form to Representative Finlay
Richland 76 Leon Howard X  X Click to email the form to Representative Howard
Richland 79 Mia McLeod X  X Click to email the form to Representative McLeod
Richland 71 Nathan Ballentine X X  
Click to view Representative Ballentine’s information
Richland 74 Todd Rutherford X  X Click to email the form to Representative Rutherford
Spartanburg 35 Bill Chumley X  X Click to email the form to Representative Chumley
Spartanburg 32 Derham Cole X  X Click to email the form to Representative Cole
Spartanburg 37 Donna Wood X  X Click to email the form to Representative Wood
Spartanburg 38 Doug Brannon X  X Click to email the form to Representative Brannon
Spartanburg 33 Eddie Tallon X X Click to email view Representative Tallon’s information
Spartanburg 31 Harold Mitchell X  X Click to email the form to Representative Mitchell
Spartanburg 34 Mike Forrester X X Click to view Representative Forrester’s information
Spartanburg 36 Rita Allison X X Click to view Representative Allison’s information
Sumter 51 David Weeks X  X Click to email the form to Representative Weeks
Sumter 67 Murrell Smith X  X Click to view Representative M. Smith’s information
Union 42 Mike Anthony X  X Click to email the form to Representative Anthony
Williamsburg 101 Ronnie Sabb X  X Click to email the form to Representative Sabb
York 46 Gary Simrill X  X Click to view Representative Simrill’s information
York 49 John Richard King X  X Click to email the form to Representative King
York 48 Ralph Norman X  X Click to email the form to Representative Norman
York 26 Raye Felder X  X Click to view Representative Felder’s information
York 47 Tommy Pope X  X Click to view Representative Pope’s information

LOCAL ELECTED OFFICIALS

County District Representative Filled out 2013 Income Disclosure Form? Filled out 2014 Income Disclosure Form? Details
YES NO YES NO
Dorchester 4 Larry Hargett X X Click to view County Councilman Hargett’s information

Thank you so much for all you do. Please consider taking part in this movement with us!

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