State Senator (SC-5)
Employer / Organization
Nov 03, 2020
Mar 16, 2020 - Mar 30, 2020
A South Carolina State Senator serves in the upper house of the bicameral South Carolina State Legislature. South Carolina has 46 senators, who each represent one district within the state. Each senator represents about 100,551 constituents from their respective districts. Primary responsibilities of a senator include, developing budget packages, making taxation decisions, passing legislation, allocating spending, and redistricting in collaboration with other senators and the house of representatives. Additionally, the senate has the exclusive authority to try officials impeached by the house in addition to authorizing certain executive appointments. Leadership in the senate is guided by the Senate President, who, after being chosen by the majority party caucus, and elected by the entire senate body, is charged with assigning each senator to various committees and leadership positions. A South Carolina senator serves a four-year term, with no limit on the number of terms served. The salary of the position is $10,400 per year in addition to $140 per day for meals and housing while in session and committee meeting.
Application GuidelinesTo file for this position follow these three steps: 1) Contact the South Carolina State Election Commission to confirm that your registered address qualifies you for the position you intend to run for, and that you meet other office specific qualifications. Obtain the correct candidacy filing paperwork. 2) Complete the required candidacy paperwork including the appropriate campaign finance forms and (if you plan to run as an independent) petition papers. If you plan to run as a partisan candidate please contact your local party office for further instructions. 3) Submit the filing paperwork with the stipulated amount of signatures to your local county election office if you live in a single county district or to the South Carolina State Election Commission if you live in a multi-county district. The amount of petition signatures varies by office. The petition papers are due at noon July 15th (if July 15th falls on a Sunday, the petition papers are due the following Monday at noon). The South Carolina State Election Commission is the point of contact for any questions or concerns you may have. The South Carolina State Election Commission can be reached at (803) 734-9060 and their website can be found here: http://www.scvotes.org/candidate_information
Submit application to:
South Carolina State Election Commission, 1122 Lady Street, Columbia, SC, 29201, US