South Carolina House Members Who Don’t Respect Private Property Freedom and Individual Liberties. As of 2006.

By Name (By district is further down)

Key to Guilt:

X: Indicates voted for Smoking Ban

$: Indicates voted for tax increase on cigarettes

Additionally: Tells if they played a role in the legislation and/or spoke in favor of it.



District: 11, Abbeville and Anderson Counties

Agnew, Paul L. (D)

Guilt: X, $

Additionally: Co-Sponsor of and spoke in favor of the tax increase. Also co-sponsored another larger tax increase bill.


District: 25, Greenville County

Allen, Karl B. (D)

Guilt: $


District: 103, Georgetown and Williamsburg Counties

Anderson, Carl L. (D)

Guilt: $


District: 42, Spartanburg and Union Counties

Anthony, Michael A. (D)

Guilt: $

Additionally: Co-sponsor of tax increase.


District:  80, Richland County

Bales, Jimmy C. (D)

Guilt: X, $


District: 89, Lexington County

Bingham, Kenny (R)

Guilt: X


District: 120, Colleton and Hampton Counties

Bowers, William K. (D)

Guilt: X, $


District: 78, Richland County

Brady, Joan B. (R)

Guilt: X


District: 61, Florence County

Branham, Lester P. (D)

Guilt: X, $


District: 111, Charleston County

Breeland, Floyd (D)

Guilt: X, $


District: 50, Lee and Sumter Counties

Brown, Grady A. (D)

Guilt: $


District: 73, Richland County

Brown, Joe E. (D)

Guilt: X, $

Additionally: Co-Sponsor of smoking ban bill and spoke in favor of it.


District: 116, Charleston and Colleton Counties

Brown, Robert L. (D)

Guilt: $


District: 124, Beaufort County

Ceips, Catherine C. (R)

Guilt: X


District: 82, Edgefield and Aiken Counties

Clyburn, William “Bill” (D)

Guilt: X, $


District: 66, Orangeburg County

Cobb-Hunter, Gilda “Mrs. Terry” (D)

Guilt: X, $

Additionally: Co-Sponsor of smoking ban bill and Co-sponsor of tax increase.


District: 41, Chester and Fairfield Counties

Coleman, Creighton B. (D)

Guilt: X, $


District: 117, Berkeley and Charleston Counties

Dantzler, Thomas M. “Tom” (R)

Guilt: $


District: 79, Kershaw and Richland Counties

Cotty, William F. “Bill” (R)

Guilt: X


District: 37, Spartanburg County

Davenport, G. Ralph (R)

Guilt: X


District: 45, Lancaster and York Counties

Emory, Eldridge R. (D)

Guilt: X, $

Additionally: Spoke in favor of the smoking ban bill.


District: 52, Kershaw County

Funderburk, Laurie Slade (D)

Guilt: X, $

Additionally: Co-sponsor of tax increase.


District: 95, Orangeburg County

Govan, Jerry N. (D)

Guilt: X, $

Additionally: Co-Sponsor of smoking ban bill and Co-sponsor of tax increase.


District: 112, Charleston County

Hagood, Ben A. (R)

Guilt: X

Additionally: Spoke in favor of the smoking ban bill.


District: 20, Greenville County

Hamilton, Glenn L. (R)

Guilt: X

Additionally: Co-Sponsor of smoking ban bill.


District: 64, Clarendon and Williamsburg Counties

Harvin, Cathy B. (D)

Guilt: $

Additionally: Co-sponsor of tax increase.


District: 22, Greenville County

Haskins, Gloria Arias (R)

Guilt: X


District: 118, Beaufort County

Herbkersman, William G. “Bill” (R)

Guilt: X


District: 92, Berkeley County

Hinson, Shirley R. (R)

Guilt: X


District: 4, Pickens County

Hiott, David R. (R)

Guilt: X


District: 121, Beaufort and Colleton Counties

Hodges, Kenneth F. (D)

Guilt: X, $

Additionally: Co-sponsor of tax increase.


District: 91, Allendale and Barnwell Counties

Hosey, Lonnie (D)

Guilt: X, $

Additionally: Co-Sponsor of smoking ban bill.


District: 76, Richland County

Howard, Leon (D)

Guilt: X, $


District: 85, Lexington County

Huggins, Chip (R)

Guilt: X


District: 102, Berkeley County

Jefferson, Joseph H. (D)

Guilt: X, $

Additionally: Spoke in favor of the smoking ban bill.


District: 54, Chesterfield and Marlboro Counties

Jennings, Douglas (D)

Guilt: X, $

Additionally: Spoke in favor of the tax increase.


District: 110, Berkeley and Charleston Counties

Limehouse, Harry B. “Chip” (R)

Guilt: X, $

Additionally: Spoke in favor of the smoking ban bill. Has said in the Media he prefers a nanny-state to individual and private property freedom. Shame!


District: 109, Charleston County

Mack, David J. (D)

Guilt: $

Additionally: Co-sponsor of and spoke in favor of the tax increase.


District: 36, Spartanburg County

Mahaffey, Joseph G. (R)

Guilt: X

Additionally: Co-Sponsor of smoking ban bill and spoke in favor of it.


District: 8, Anderson & Oconee Counties

Martin, Becky Rogers “Mrs. Johnny Wayne” (R)

Guilt: X, $


District: 40, Lexington and Newberry Counties

McLeod, Walton J. (D)

Guilt: X, $

Additionally: Co-Sponsor of smoking ban bill.


District: 108, Charleston and Georgetown

Miller, Vida O. “Mrs. James Dores” (D)

Guilt: $


District: 99, Berkeley and Charleston Counties

Merrill, James H. (R)

Guilt: X

Additionally: Spoke in favor of the smoking ban bill. Has indicated in the media that his support is personal, “being in smoky places gives me sinus infections”. Nice…guess every place he might go should be to his suiting by law.


District: 31, Spartanburg County

Mitchell, Harold (D)

Guilt: X, $

Additionally: Co-sponsor of tax increase.


District: 49, York County

Moody-Lawrence, Bessie A. “Mrs. James Earl” (D)

Guilt: X, $


District: 70, Richland and Sumter Counties

Neal, Joseph H (D)

Guilt: X, $

Additionally: Co-sponsor of tax increase. Has indicated in the media that he believes in a nanny state.


District: 44, Lancaster County

Neal, James M. “Jimmy” (D)

Guilt: X, $


District: 93, Calhoun, Lexington & Orangeburg Counties

Ott, Harry L. (D)

Guilt: $

Additionally: Co-sponsor of tax increase.


District: 12, Greenwood and McCormick Counties

Parks, J. Anne (D)

Guilt: X


District: 69, Lexington County

Pitts, Edward H. “Ted” (R)

Guilt: X

Additionally: Co-Sponsor of smoking ban bill.


District: 14, Abbeville, Greenwood & Laurens Counties

Pitts, Michael A. (R)

Guilt: X


District: 26, Greenville and Pickens Counties

Rice, Rex F. (R)

Guilt: X, $

Additionally: Co-sponsor of tax increase. Has indicated in the media that he strongly supports any and all tax increases on cigarettes and has introduced his own bills doing so.


District: 122, Beaufort, Hampton & Jasper Counties

Rivers, R. Thayer (D)

Guilt: X, $


District: 74, Richland County

Rutherford, J. Todd (D)

Guilt: X, $

Additionally: Primary sponsor of smoking ban bill. Spoke in favor of the tax increase. Has indicated in the media he believes second-hand tobacco smoke is “toxic” (so, where are all the death certificates of non-smokers dying from second hand smoke, moron!)


District: 77, Richland County

Scott, John L. (D)

Guilt: X, $

Additionally: Co-Sponsor of smoking ban bill and spoke in favor of it. Tried his best to not have the ban bill tabled.


District: 35, Spartanburg County

Sinclair, Phillip K. “Phil” (R)

Guilt: $


District: 3, Pickens County

Skelton, B. R. (R)

Guilt: X

Additionally: Spoke in favor of the smoking ban bill.


District: 83, Aiken and Edgefield Counties

Smith, Donald C. (R)

Guilt: X, $


District: 27, Greenville County

Smith, Garry R. (R)

Guilt: ?

Additionally: Co-Sponsor of smoking ban bill BUT he gets credit for ultimately voting against the bill.


District: 72, Richland County

Smith, James E. (D)

Guilt: X, $

Additionally: Co-sponsor of and spoke in favor of the tax increase.


District: 86, Aiken County

Stewart, James E. “Jim” (R)

Guilt: X


District: 34, Spartanburg County

Talley, Scott F. (R)

Guilt: X


District: 53, Chesterfield County

Vick, Ted Martin (D)

Guilt: $


District: 51, Sumter County

Weeks, J. David (D)

Guilt: X, $


District: 113, Charleston County

Whipper, J. Seth (D)

Guilt: X, $

South Carolina House Members Who Don’t Respect Private Property Freedom and Individual Liberties. As of 2006.

By District Number

Key to Guilt:

X: Indicates voted for Smoking Ban

$: Indicates voted for tax increase on cigarettes

Additionally: Tells if they played a role in the legislation and/or spoke in favor of it.



District: 3, Pickens County

Skelton, B. R. (R)

Guilt: X

Additionally: Spoke in favor of the smoking ban bill.


District: 4, Pickens County

Hiott, David R. (R)

Guilt: X


District: 8, Anderson & Oconee Counties

Martin, Becky Rogers “Mrs. Johnny Wayne” (R)

Guilt: X, $


District: 11, Abbeville and Anderson Counties

Agnew, Paul L. (D)

Guilt: X, $

Additionally: Co-Sponsor of and spoke in favor of the tax increase. Also co-sponsored another larger tax increase bill.


District: 12, Greenwood and McCormick Counties

Parks, J. Anne (D)

Guilt: X


District: 14, Abbeville, Greenwood & Laurens Counties

Pitts, Michael A. (R)

Guilt: X


District: 20, Greenville County

Hamilton, Glenn L. (R)

Guilt: X

Additionally: Co-Sponsor of smoking ban bill.


District: 22, Greenville County

Haskins, Gloria Arias (R)

Guilt: X


District: 25, Greenville County

Allen, Karl B. (D)

Guilt: $


District: 26, Greenville and Pickens Counties

Rice, Rex F. (R)

Guilt: X, $

Additionally: Co-sponsor of tax increase. Has indicated in the media that he strongly supports any and all tax increases on cigarettes and has introduced his own bills doing so.


District: 27, Greenville County

Smith, Garry R. (R)

Guilt: ?

Additionally: Co-Sponsor of smoking ban bill BUT he gets credit for ultimately voting against the bill.


District: 31, Spartanburg County

Mitchell, Harold (D)

Guilt: X, $

Additionally: Co-sponsor of tax increase.


District: 34, Spartanburg County

Talley, Scott F. (R)

Guilt: X


District: 35, Spartanburg County

Sinclair, Phillip K. “Phil” (R)

Guilt: $


District: 36, Spartanburg County

Mahaffey, Joseph G. (R)

Guilt: X

Additionally: Co-Sponsor of smoking ban bill and spoke in favor of it.


District: 37, Spartanburg County

Davenport, G. Ralph (R)

Guilt: X


District: 40, Lexington and Newberry Counties

McLeod, Walton J. (D)

Guilt: X, $

Additionally: Co-Sponsor of smoking ban bill.


District: 41, Chester and Fairfield Counties

Coleman, Creighton B. (D)

Guilt: X, $


District: 42, Spartanburg and Union Counties

Anthony, Michael A. (D)

Guilt: $

Additionally: Co-sponsor of tax increase.


District: 44, Lancaster County

Neal, James M. “Jimmy” (D)

Guilt: X, $


District: 45, Lancaster and York Counties

Emory, Eldridge R. (D)

Guilt: X, $

Additionally: Spoke in favor of the smoking ban bill.


District: 49, York County

Moody-Lawrence, Bessie A. “Mrs. James Earl” (D)

Guilt: X, $


District: 50, Lee and Sumter Counties

Brown, Grady A. (D)

Guilt: $


District: 51, Sumter County

Weeks, J. David (D)

Guilt: X, $


District: 52, Kershaw County

Funderburk, Laurie Slade (D)

Guilt: X, $

Additionally: Co-sponsor of tax increase.


District: 53, Chesterfield County

Vick, Ted Martin (D)

Guilt: $


District: 54, Chesterfield and Marlboro Counties

Jennings, Douglas (D)

Guilt: X, $

Additionally: Spoke in favor of the tax increase.


District: 61, Florence County

Branham, Lester P. (D)

Guilt: X, $


District: 64, Clarendon and Williamsburg Counties

Harvin, Cathy B. (D)

Guilt: $

Additionally: Co-sponsor of tax increase.


District: 66, Orangeburg County

Cobb-Hunter, Gilda “Mrs. Terry” (D)

Guilt: X, $

Additionally: Co-Sponsor of smoking ban bill and Co-sponsor of tax increase.


District: 69, Lexington County

Pitts, Edward H. “Ted” (R)

Guilt: X

Additionally: Co-Sponsor of smoking ban bill.


District: 70, Richland and Sumter Counties

Neal, Joseph H (D)

Guilt: X, $

Additionally: Co-sponsor of tax increase. Has indicated in the media that he believes in a nanny state.


District: 72, Richland County

Smith, James E. (D)

Guilt: X, $

Additionally: Co-sponsor of and spoke in favor of the tax increase.


District: 73, Richland County

Brown, Joe E. (D)

Guilt: X, $

Additionally: Co-Sponsor of smoking ban bill and spoke in favor of it.


District: 74, Richland County

Rutherford, J. Todd (D)

Guilt: X, $

Additionally: Primary sponsor of smoking ban bill. Spoke in favor of the tax increase. Has indicated in the media he believes second-hand tobacco smoke is “toxic” (so, where are all the death certificates of non-smokers dying from second hand smoke, moron!)


District: 76, Richland County

Howard, Leon (D)

Guilt: X, $


District: 77, Richland County

Scott, John L. (D)

Guilt: X, $

Additionally: Co-Sponsor of smoking ban bill and spoke in favor of it. Tried his best to not have the ban bill tabled.


District: 78, Richland County

Brady, Joan B. (R)

Guilt: X


District: 79, Kershaw and Richland Counties

Cotty, William F. “Bill” (R)

Guilt: X


District:  80, Richland County

Bales, Jimmy C. (D)

Guilt: X, $


District: 82, Edgefield and Aiken Counties

Clyburn, William “Bill” (D)

Guilt: X, $


District: 83, Aiken and Edgefield Counties

Smith, Donald C. (R)

Guilt: X, $


District: 85, Lexington County

Huggins, Chip (R)

Guilt: X


District: 86, Aiken County

Stewart, James E. “Jim” (R)

Guilt: X


District: 89, Lexington County

Bingham, Kenny (R)

Guilt: X


District: 91, Allendale and Barnwell Counties

Hosey, Lonnie (D)

Guilt: X, $

Additionally: Co-Sponsor of smoking ban bill.


District: 92, Berkeley County

Hinson, Shirley R. (R)

Guilt: X


District: 93, Calhoun, Lexington & Orangeburg Counties

Ott, Harry L. (D)

Guilt: $

Additionally: Co-sponsor of tax increase.


District: 95, Orangeburg County

Govan, Jerry N. (D)

Guilt: X, $

Additionally: Co-Sponsor of smoking ban bill and Co-sponsor of tax increase.


District: 99, Berkeley and Charleston Counties

Merrill, James H. (R)

Guilt: X

Additionally: Spoke in favor of the smoking ban bill. Has indicated in the media that his support is personal, “being in smoky places gives me sinus infections”. Nice…guess every place he might go should be to his suiting by law.


District: 102, Berkeley County

Jefferson, Joseph H. (D)

Guilt: X, $

Additionally: Spoke in favor of the smoking ban bill.


District: 103, Georgetown and Williamsburg Counties

Anderson, Carl L. (D)

Guilt: $


District: 108, Charleston and Georgetown

Miller, Vida O. “Mrs. James Dores” (D)

Guilt: $


District: 109, Charleston County

Mack, David J. (D)

Guilt: $

Additionally: Co-sponsor of and spoke in favor of the tax increase.


District: 110, Berkeley and Charleston Counties

Limehouse, Harry B. “Chip” (R)

Guilt: X, $

Additionally: Spoke in favor of the smoking ban bill. Has said in the Media he prefers a nanny-state to individual and private property freedom. Shame!


District: 111, Charleston County

Breeland, Floyd (D)

Guilt: X, $


District: 112, Charleston County

Hagood, Ben A. (R)

Guilt: X

Additionally: Spoke in favor of the smoking ban bill.


District: 113, Charleston County

Whipper, J. Seth (D)

Guilt: X, $


District: 116, Charleston and Colleton Counties

Brown, Robert L. (D)

Guilt: $


District: 117, Berkeley and Charleston Counties

Dantzler, Thomas M. “Tom” (R)

Guilt: $


District: 118, Beaufort County

Herbkersman, William G. “Bill” (R)

Guilt: X


District: 120, Colleton and Hampton Counties

Bowers, William K. (D)

Guilt: X, $


District: 121, Beaufort and Colleton Counties

Hodges, Kenneth F. (D)

Guilt: X, $

Additionally: Co-sponsor of tax increase.


District: 122, Beaufort, Hampton & Jasper Counties

Rivers, R. Thayer (D)

Guilt: X, $


District: 124, Beaufort County

Ceips, Catherine C. (R)

Guilt: X