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How does your legislator vote on conservation issues?

Welcome to the Legislative Scorecard, your window into the South Carolina General Assembly and the actions taken – or not taken – to protect the South Carolina you love. Our job is to show you who is protecting our air, land, water, and energy (and who is not), by scoring how House and Senate members voted on issues important to the conservation community. Below you can find how your legislator voted on the issues most important to the conservation community. We hope you’ll use what you find here to thank pro-conservation legislators, encourage under-performing legislators to improve, and make a more informed choice in the next election cycle.

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When building the Scorecard, we looked at who voted for (and against) South Carolina conservation issues. Voting more consistently for those efforts leads to a higher score, while not voting or voting against will lower the score. Statistical scores, however, are an incomplete report on the legislative record. Who sponsored the good and bad bills in Committee? Who worked behind the scenes or spoke on the floor? For additional context, we’ve included bumps (plus or minus) based on bill sponsorships. Legislators who sponsored pro-conservation bills will see an increase in their score, while those who sponsored anti-conservation legislation will see a drop.

Republican
1
Senator
Oconee
70%
85%
Republican
1
Representative
Oconee
75%
56%
Republican
2
Senator
Pickens
73%
65%
Republican
2
Representative
Oconee
75%
46%
Republican
3
Senator
Anderson
100%
90%
Republican
3
Representative
Pickens
121%
121%
Republican
4
Senator
Anderson
48%
44%
Republican
4
Representative
Pickens
56%
61%
Republican
5
Senator
Greenville
53%
59%
Republican
5
Representative
Pickens
73%
64%
Republican
6
Senator
Greenville
44%
51%
Republican
6
Representative
Anderson
25%
39%
Democrat
7
Senator
Greenville
103%
100%
Republican
7
Representative
Anderson
66%
42%
Republican
8
Representative
Anderson
33%
50%
Republican
8
Senator
Greenville
67%
78%
Republican
9
Senator
Laurens
47%
63%
Republican
9
Representative
Anderson
63%
39%
Republican
10
Senator
Greenwood
67%
67%
Republican
10
Representative
Anderson
87%
77%
Republican
11
Senator
Spartanburg
67%
67%
Republican
11
Representative
Abbeville
69%
51%
Republican
12
Senator
Spartanburg
86%
79%
Democrat
12
Representative
Greenwood
14%
75%
Republican
13
Senator
Spartanburg
60%
54%
Republican
13
Representative
Greenwood
31%
36%
Republican
14
Senator
Cherokee
62%
62%
Republican
14
Representative
Laurens
32%
27%
Republican
15
Senator
York
73%
56%
Democrat
15
Representative
Berkeley
74%
57%
Republican
16
Senator
York
92%
92%
Republican
16
Representative
Greenville
77%
50%
Republican
17
Representative
Greenville
41%
43%
Democrat
17
Senator
Fairfield
106%
93%
Republican
18
Senator
Newberry
66%
81%
Republican
18
Representative
Greenville
103%
38%
Republican
19
Representative
Greenville
41%
40%
Democrat
19
Senator
Richland
81%
95%
Democrat
20
Senator
Richland
106%
109%
Republican
20
Representative
Greenville
58%
53%
Republican
21
Representative
Greenville
109%
101%
Democrat
21
Senator
Richland
100%
65%
Republican
22
Representative
Greenville
71%
54%
Democrat
22
Senator
Richland
100%
103%
Dillard, Chandra
Democrat
23
Representative
Greenville
106%
103%
Republican
23
Senator
Lexington
42%
74%
Republican
24
Representative
Greenville
50%
64%
Young, Tom
Republican
24
Senator
Aiken
66%
82%
Republican
25
Senator
Edgefield
30%
68%
Democrat
25
Representative
Greenville
103%
98%
Republican
26
Representative
York
70%
57%
Setzler, Nikki
Democrat
26
Senator
Lexington
63%
84%
Republican
27
Senator
Kershaw
57%
57%
Republican
27
Representative
Greenville
60%
39%
Republican
28
Senator
Horry
53%
76%
Republican
28
Representative
Greenville
53%
57%
Democrat
29
Senator
Darlington
83%
98%
Republican
29
Representative
Cherokee
63%
56%
Democrat
30
Senator
Marion
83%
91%
Republican
30
Representative
Cherokee
56%
62%
Republican
31
Senator
Darlington
100%
100%
Democrat
31
Representative
Spartanburg
94%
89%
Democrat
32
Senator
Williamsburg
106%
104%
Republican
32
Representative
Spartanburg
68%
71%
Republican
33
Senator
Horry
62%
64%
Republican
33
Representative
Spartanburg
56%
56%
Republican
34
Senator
Georgetown
43%
47%
Republican
34
Representative
Spartanburg
50%
50%
Republican
35
Representative
Spartanburg
41%
26%
McElveen, Thomas
Democrat
35
Senator
Sumter
113%
108%
Republican
36
Representative
Spartanburg
50%
53%
Democrat
36
Senator
Clarendon
106%
100%
Republican
37
Senator
Berkeley
70%
78%
Republican
37
Representative
Spartanburg
31%
26%
Republican
38
Senator
Dorchester
70%
82%
Republican
38
Representative
Spartanburg
38%
47%
Republican
39
Representative
Saluda
44%
45%
Democrat
39
Senator
Orangeburg
100%
100%
Hutto, Brad
Democrat
40
Senator
Orangeburg
86%
89%
Republican
40
Representative
Newberry
53%
36%
Senn, Sandy
Republican
41
Senator
Charleston
78%
79%
Democrat
41
Representative
Fairfield
91%
90%
Kimpson, Marlon
Democrat
42
Senator
Charleston
109%
93%
Republican
42
Representative
Union
53%
40%
Campsen, Chip
Republican
43
Senator
Charleston
91%
99%
Republican
43
Representative
Chester
78%
71%
Republican
44
Senator
Berkeley
70%
70%
Republican
44
Representative
Lancaster
72%
72%
Democrat
45
Senator
Colleton
103%
102%
Republican
45
Representative
Lancaster
81%
56%
Davis, Tom
Republican
46
Senator
Beaufort
88%
82%
Republican
46
Representative
York
89%
65%
Republican
47
Representative
York
81%
67%
Republican
48
Representative
York
63%
53%
King, John
Democrat
49
Representative
York
100%
87%
Democrat
50
Representative
Lee
66%
83%
Democrat
51
Representative
Sumter
78%
78%
Republican
52
Representative
Kershaw
25%
25%
Republican
53
Representative
Chesterfield
91%
60%
Democrat
54
Representative
Marlboro
103%
92%
Republican
55
Representative
Dillon
100%
58%
Republican
56
Representative
Horry
66%
41%
Democrat
57
Representative
Marion
78%
48%
Republican
58
Representative
Horry
61%
51%
Democrat
59
Representative
Florence
69%
54%
Republican
60
Representative
Florence
75%
53%
Democrat
61
Representative
Florence
103%
87%
Democrat
62
Representative
Darlington
103%
89%
Republican
63
Representative
Florence
63%
51%
Democrat
64
Representative
Clarendon
91%
91%
Republican
65
Representative
Darlington
68%
58%
Cobb-Hunter, Gilda
Democrat
66
Representative
Orangeburg
94%
90%
Smith, G. Murrell
Republican
67
Representative
Sumter
86%
74%
Republican
68
Representative
Horry
69%
45%
Republican
69
Representative
Lexington
87%
94%
Democrat
70
Representative
Richland
94%
96%
Ballentine, Nathan
Republican
71
Representative
Richland
117%
94%
Democrat
72
Representative
Richland
88%
95%
Democrat
73
Representative
Richland
50%
59%
Democrat
74
Representative
Richland
31%
54%
Republican
75
Representative
Richland
63%
66%
Democrat
76
Representative
Richland
75%
69%
Democrat
77
Representative
Richland
88%
79%
Bernstein, Beth
Democrat
78
Representative
Richland
94%
95%
Democrat
79
Representative
Richland
91%
83%
Democrat
80
Representative
Richland
103%
103%
Republican
81
Representative
Aiken
75%
70%
Clyburn, Bill
Democrat
82
Representative
Aiken
100%
87%
Republican
83
Representative
Aiken
63%
53%
Republican
84
Representative
Aiken
57%
56%
Republican
85
Representative
Lexington
72%
73%
Republican
86
Representative
Aiken
66%
58%
Republican
87
Representative
Lexington
100%
102%
Republican
88
Representative
Lexington
25%
25%
Republican
89
Representative
Lexington
69%
88%
Democrat
90
Representative
Bamberg
50%
70%
Democrat
91
Representative
Barnwell
100%
89%
Republican
92
Representative
Berkeley
56%
69%
Democrat
93
Representative
Calhoun
91%
93%
Republican
94
Representative
Dorchester
66%
66%
Democrat
95
Representative
Orangeburg
75%
75%
Republican
96
Representative
Lexington
38%
38%
Republican
97
Representative
Dorchester
53%
59%
Republican
98
Representative
Dorchester
63%
61%
Republican
99
Representative
Charleston
97%
97%
Republican
100
Representative
Charleston
61%
53%
Democrat
101
Representative
Williamsburg
50%
74%
Democrat
102
Representative
Berkeley
92%
82%
Democrat
103
Representative
Georgetown
71%
80%
Republican
104
Representative
Horry
54%
48%
Republican
105
Representative
Horry
63%
46%
Republican
106
Representative
Horry
28%
50%
Republican
107
Representative
Horry
53%
53%
Republican
108
Representative
Georgetown
69%
63%
Democrat
109
Representative
Charleston
78%
78%
Republican
110
Representative
Charleston
92%
102%
Democrat
111
Representative
Charleston
100%
85%
Republican
112
Representative
Charleston
91%
91%
Pendarvis, Marvin
Democrat
113
Representative
Charleston
74%
77%
Republican
114
Representative
Charleston
53%
69%
Democrat
115
Representative
Charleston
111%
111%
Democrat
116
Representative
Charleston
74%
74%
Democrat
117
Representative
Berkeley
46%
58%
Herbkersman, Bill
Republican
118
Representative
Beaufort
106%
85%
Democrat
119
Representative
Charleston
88%
94%
Newton, Weston
Republican
120
Representative
Beaufort
84%
98%
Democrat
121
Representative
Beaufort
91%
80%
Democrat
122
Representative
Hampton
89%
78%
Republican
123
Representative
Beaufort
97%
90%
Republican
124
Representative
Beaufort
103%
89%