South Carolina House of Representatives


South Carolina House of Representatives

The South Carolina House of Representatives is the lower house of the South Carolina General Assembly, the upper house being the South Carolina Senate. It consists of 124 Representatives elected to two year terms at the same time US Congressional elections. Unlike many legislatures, seating on the floor is not divided by party, but is arranged by county delegation.

Make-up of the House of Representatives

Leadership

Robert W. Harrell, Jr. (R-114) is the Speaker of the House. W. Douglas "Doug" Smith (R-32) is the Speaker Pro Tempore. James H. Merrill (R-99) is the Majority Leader, and Harry L. Ott, Jr. (D-93) is the Minority Leader. [http://www.scstatehouse.net/html-pages/houseinfo.html]

Past Make-up of the House of Representatives

(a) 21 were members of the Union Reform Party of South Carolina and the other 3 were Independents from Anderson. Two of the Union Reform members from Chesterfield were later replaced by Republicans from a resolution passed in the House. (b) All 33 were members of the Conservative Party of South Carolina.

References

*cite book | first = Bruce H. | last = Kalk | title = The origins of the southern strategy: two-party competition in South Carolina, 1950-1972 | year = 2001 | publisher = Lexington Books | id = ISBN 0-7391-0242-7
*cite book | first = John S. | last = Reynolds | title = Reconstruction in South Carolina | year = 1969 | publisher = Negro University Press | id = ISBN 0-8371-1638-4
*"The Post and Courier"
*"The State"

External links

* [http://www.scstatehouse.net/html-pages/house2.html South Carolina House of Representatives]
** [http://www.scstatehouse.net/man07/27_HseDiagram.pdf 2007 seating chart]
* [http://www.vote-smart.org/official_state_legislator.php?type=office&state_id=SC&criteria=lower Project Vote Smart - State House of South Carolina] links to each Representative


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