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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
124
Representative
Beaufort
84%
86%
Republican
123
Representative
Beaufort
69%
88%
Democrat
122
Representative
Hampton
63%
63%
Democrat
121
Representative
Beaufort
23%
75%
Newton, Weston
Republican
120
Representative
Beaufort
100%
101%
Democrat
119
Representative
Charleston
52%
98%
Herbkersman, Bill
Republican
118
Representative
Beaufort
77%
84%
Democrat
117
Representative
Berkeley
78%
78%
Brown, Robert
Democrat
116
Representative
Charleston
86%
94%
Republican
115
Representative
Charleston
99%
87%
Republican
114
Representative
Charleston
89%
74%
Pendarvis, Marvin
Democrat
113
Representative
Charleston
69%
79%
Republican
112
Representative
Charleston
69%
82%
Democrat
111
Representative
Charleston
53%
83%
Republican
110
Representative
Charleston
114%
104%
Democrat
109
Representative
Charleston
43%
84%
Republican
108
Representative
Georgetown
60%
61%
Republican
107
Representative
Horry
60%
45%
Republican
106
Representative
Horry
63%
56%
Republican
105
Representative
Horry
46%
43%
Republican
104
Representative
Horry
40%
40%
Democrat
103
Representative
Georgetown
56%
81%
Democrat
102
Representative
Berkeley
66%
81%
Democrat
101
Representative
Williamsburg
80%
82%
Republican
100
Representative
Charleston
46%
49%
Republican
99
Representative
Berkeley
106%
100%
Republican
98
Representative
Dorchester
63%
60%
Republican
97
Representative
Dorchester
63%
63%
Republican
96
Representative
Lexington
66%
70%
Democrat
95
Representative
Orangeburg
56%
76%
Republican
94
Representative
Dorchester
103%
103%
Democrat
93
Representative
Calhoun
92%
94%
Republican
92
Representative
Berkeley
46%
71%
Democrat
91
Representative
Barnwell
66%
89%
Democrat
90
Representative
Bamberg
60%
75%
Republican
89
Representative
Lexington
114%
95%
Republican
88
Representative
Lexington
112%
76%
Republican
87
Representative
Lexington
103%
103%
Republican
86
Representative
Aiken
63%
56%
Republican
85
Representative
Lexington
86%
73%
Republican
84
Representative
Aiken
50%
50%
Republican
83
Representative
Aiken
57%
51%
Clyburn, Bill
Democrat
82
Representative
Aiken
40%
86%
Republican
81
Representative
Aiken
63%
68%
Democrat
80
Representative
Richland
25%
61%
Democrat
79
Representative
Richland
49%
81%
Bernstein, Beth
Democrat
78
Representative
Richland
109%
95%
Democrat
77
Representative
Richland
63%
63%
Democrat
76
Representative
Richland
40%
68%
Republican
75
Representative
Richland
72%
67%
Democrat
74
Representative
Richland
80%
56%
Democrat
73
Representative
Richland
20%
61%
Democrat
72
Representative
Richland
106%
106%
Ballentine, Nathan
Republican
71
Representative
Richland
89%
90%
Democrat
70
Representative
Richland
86%
97%
Republican
69
Representative
Lexington
106%
106%
Republican
68
Representative
Horry
43%
39%
Smith, G. Murrell
Republican
67
Representative
Sumter
75%
71%
Cobb-Hunter, Gilda
Democrat
66
Representative
Orangeburg
81%
90%
Republican
65
Representative
Darlington
60%
55%
Democrat
64
Representative
Clarendon
80%
100%
Republican
63
Representative
Florence
60%
48%
Democrat
62
Representative
Darlington
66%
87%
Democrat
61
Representative
Florence
60%
82%
Republican
60
Representative
Florence
60%
50%
Democrat
59
Representative
Florence
23%
51%
Republican
58
Representative
Horry
63%
47%
Democrat
57
Representative
Marion
60%
36%
Republican
56
Representative
Horry
60%
28%
Democrat
55
Representative
Dillon
43%
55%
Democrat
54
Representative
Marlboro
78%
90%
Republican
53
Representative
Chesterfield
40%
52%
Funderburk, Laurie
Democrat
52
Representative
Kershaw
109%
102%
Democrat
51
Representative
Sumter
75%
78%
Democrat
50
Representative
Lee
94%
90%
King, John
Democrat
49
Representative
York
106%
85%
Republican
48
Representative
York
67%
50%
Republican
47
Representative
York
60%
63%
Davis, Tom
Republican
46
Senator
Beaufort
119%
81%
Republican
46
Representative
York
66%
62%
Democrat
45
Senator
Colleton
103%
101%
Republican
45
Representative
Lancaster
66%
46%
Republican
44
Senator
Berkeley
68%
77%
Norrell, Mandy Powers
Democrat
44
Representative
Lancaster
112%
100%
Campsen, Chip
Republican
43
Senator
Charleston
111%
101%
Republican
43
Representative
Chester
60%
60%
Kimpson, Marlon
Democrat
42
Senator
Charleston
103%
89%
Republican
42
Representative
Union
20%
20%
Senn, Sandy
Republican
41
Senator
Charleston
123%
80%
Democrat
41
Representative
Fairfield
86%
86%
Hutto, Brad
Democrat
40
Senator
Orangeburg
109%
90%
Republican
40
Representative
Newberry
57%
31%
Matthews, John
Democrat
39
Senator
Orangeburg
112%
98%
Republican
39
Representative
Saluda
63%
46%
Republican
38
Senator
Dorchester
100%
85%
Republican
38
Representative
Spartanburg
47%
51%
Republican
37
Senator
Berkeley
103%
81%
Republican
37
Representative
Spartanburg
54%
23%
Democrat
36
Senator
Clarendon
106%
99%
Republican
36
Representative
Spartanburg
63%
54%
McElveen, Thomas
Democrat
35
Senator
Sumter
113%
107%
Republican
35
Representative
Spartanburg
54%
23%
Republican
34
Senator
Georgetown
67%
49%
Republican
34
Representative
Spartanburg
66%
51%
Republican
33
Senator
Horry
106%
65%
Republican
33
Representative
Spartanburg
58%
62%
Democrat
32
Senator
Williamsburg
109%
103%
Republican
32
Representative
Spartanburg
72%
72%
Republican
31
Senator
Florence
67%
85%
Democrat
31
Representative
Spartanburg
66%
87%
Democrat
30
Senator
Marion
106%
92%
Republican
30
Representative
Cherokee
33%
62%
Democrat
29
Senator
Darlington
106%
102%
Republican
29
Representative
Cherokee
60%
55%
Republican
28
Senator
Horry
103%
82%
Republican
28
Representative
Greenville
60%
59%
Sheheen, Vincent
Democrat
27
Senator
Kershaw
142%
104%
Republican
27
Representative
Greenville
25%
37%
Setzler, Nikki
Democrat
26
Senator
Lexington
106%
87%
Republican
26
Representative
York
83%
55%
Republican
25
Senator
Edgefield
70%
76%
Democrat
25
Representative
Greenville
88%
99%
Young, Tom
Republican
24
Senator
Aiken
109%
85%
Republican
24
Representative
Greenville
60%
67%
Republican
23
Senator
Lexington
73%
82%
Dillard, Chandra
Democrat
23
Representative
Greenville
103%
103%
Democrat
22
Senator
Richland
106%
105%
Republican
22
Representative
Greenville
69%
48%
Democrat
21
Senator
Richland
109%
59%
Republican
21
Representative
Greenville
89%
89%
Democrat
20
Senator
Richland
111%
111%
Republican
20
Representative
Greenville
46%
46%
Democrat
19
Senator
Richland
76%
98%
Republican
19
Representative
Greenville
47%
47%
Republican
18
Senator
Newberry
103%
84%
Republican
18
Representative
Greenville
75%
36%
Democrat
17
Senator
Fairfield
73%
83%
Republican
17
Representative
Greenville
32%
43%
Gregory, Greg
Republican
16
Senator
Lancaster
109%
102%
Republican
16
Representative
Greenville
31%
45%
Republican
15
Senator
York
38%
45%
Democrat
15
Representative
Berkeley
31%
31%
Republican
14
Senator
Cherokee
67%
62%
Republican
14
Representative
Laurens
20%
20%
Republican
13
Senator
Spartanburg
36%
52%
Republican
13
Representative
Greenwood
63%
36%
Republican
12
Senator
Spartanburg
68%
73%
Democrat
12
Representative
Greenwood
60%
81%
Democrat
11
Senator
Spartanburg
103%
79%
Republican
11
Representative
Abbeville
63%
46%
Democrat
10
Senator
Greenwood
106%
99%
Republican
10
Representative
Anderson
63%
63%
Republican
9
Senator
Laurens
38%
66%
Republican
9
Representative
Anderson
60%
35%
Republican
8
Senator
Greenville
70%
80%
Republican
8
Representative
Anderson
60%
54%
Democrat
7
Senator
Greenville
103%
99%
Republican
7
Representative
Anderson
46%
34%
Republican
6
Senator
Greenville
36%
57%
Republican
6
Representative
Anderson
67%
41%
Republican
5
Senator
Greenville
33%
61%
Republican
5
Representative
Pickens
80%
62%
Republican
4
Senator
Anderson
76%
40%
Republican
4
Representative
Pickens
37%
60%
Republican
3
Senator
Anderson
100%
83%
Clary, Gary
Republican
3
Representative
Pickens
121%
116%
Republican
2
Senator
Pickens
76%
61%
Republican
2
Representative
Oconee
86%
43%
Republican
1
Senator
Oconee
70%
87%
Republican
1
Representative
Oconee
60%
55%