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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. We hope you’ll use what you find here to thank pro-conservation legislators, encourage underperforming legislators to improve, and make a more informed choice in the next election cycle.

The Filter functions below are an easy way to explore your legislators’ scores across legislative sessions. Need help with Your legislators? Find your elected officials here.

Note: The Senate’s 2023-2024 high scores can be attributed to a confluence of factors, foremost the absence of contested votes. This underscores the Senate’s work to build consensus at the committee level and reflects the Senate’s history as the more deliberative body. They simply take fewer votes. 

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
46
Representative
York
67%
67%
Republican
48
Representative
York
89%
89%
Republican
66
Representative
York
43%
43%
Republican
26
Representative
York
74%
60%
Democrat
49
Representative
York
100%
100%
Republican
47
Representative
York
83%
72%
Republican
15
Senator
York
100%
65%
Republican
16
Senator
York
100%
95%
Sabb, Ronnie
Democrat
32
Senator
Williamsburg
100%
103%
Republican
42
Representative
Union
60%
47%
Smith, G. Murrell
Republican
67
Representative
Sumter
54%
72%
Democrat
51
Representative
Sumter
71%
79%
McElveen, Thomas
Democrat
35
Senator
Sumter
109%
109%
Republican
36
Representative
Spartanburg
14%
14%
Republican
35
Representative
Spartanburg
11%
24%
Democrat
31
Representative
Spartanburg
103%
95%
Republican
32
Representative
Spartanburg
82%
77%
Republican
37
Representative
Spartanburg
26%
26%
Republican
38
Representative
Spartanburg
-3%
35%
Republican
33
Representative
Spartanburg
71%
67%
Republican
34
Representative
Spartanburg
33%
43%
Republican
11
Senator
Spartanburg
98%
79%
Republican
13
Senator
Spartanburg
100%
58%
Republican
12
Senator
Spartanburg
105%
85%
Republican
39
Representative
Saluda
54%
46%
Democrat
103
Representative
Rutherford
65%
77%
Democrat
75
Representative
Richland
115%
115%
Bernstein, Beth
Democrat
78
Representative
Richland
106%
98%
Democrat
77
Representative
Richland
100%
90%
Democrat
73
Representative
Richland
29%
57%
Democrat
76
Representative
Richland
86%
69%
Democrat
70
Representative
Richland
77%
92%
Democrat
72
Representative
Richland
103%
103%
Democrat
74
Representative
Richland
89%
57%
Democrat
79
Representative
Richland
83%
83%
Democrat
20
Senator
Richland
100%
106%
Democrat
19
Senator
Richland
103%
103%
Democrat
21
Senator
Richland
100%
69%
Democrat
22
Senator
Richland
100%
102%
Democrat
19
Senator
Richland
105%
96%
Republican
3
Representative
Pickens
83%
104%
Republican
5
Representative
Pickens
71%
67%
Republican
4
Representative
Pickens
57%
61%
Republican
2
Senator
Pickens
100%
72%
Democrat
39
Senator
Organeburg
100%
100%
Cobb-Hunter, Gilda
Democrat
95
Representative
Orangeburg
89%
89%
Hutto, Brad
Democrat
40
Senator
Orangeburg
103%
90%
Republican
2
Representative
Oconee
68%
47%
Republican
1
Representative
Oconee
54%
56%
Republican
1
Senator
Oconee
106%
88%
Republican
40
Representative
Newberry
0%
0%
Republican
18
Senator
Newberry
75%
81%
Republican
10
Senator
McCormick
100%
80%
Democrat
54
Representative
Marlboro
83%
91%
Democrat
57
Representative
Marion
60%
51%
Democrat
30
Senator
Marion
100%
91%
Republican
85
Representative
Lexington
14%
14%
Ballentine, Nathan
Republican
71
Representative
Lexington
101%
96%
Republican
87
Representative
Lexington
68%
68%
Republican
89
Representative
Lexington
98%
92%
Republican
88
Representative
Lexington
17%
17%
Republican
96
Representative
Lexington
17%
31%
Republican
69
Representative
Lexington
94%
94%
Setzler, Nikki
Democrat
26
Senator
Lexington
100%
85%
Republican
23
Senator
Lexington
105%
78%
Democrat
50
Representative
Lee
40%
76%
Republican
14
Representative
Laurens
26%
26%
Republican
9
Senator
Laurens
100%
67%
Republican
44
Representative
Lancaster
57%
57%
Republican
45
Representative
Lancaster
79%
61%
Democrat
101
Representative
Kirby
80%
85%
Republican
52
Representative
Kershaw
68%
68%
Republican
27
Senator
Kershaw
100%
76%
Republican
61
Representative
Horry
57%
57%
Republican
106
Representative
Horry
80%
80%
Republican
104
Representative
Horry
54%
50%
Republican
107
Representative
Horry
71%
66%
Republican
68
Representative
Horry
57%
45%
Republican
105
Representative
Horry
68%
48%
Republican
58
Representative
Horry
67%
53%
Republican
56
Representative
Horry
68%
47%
Republican
28
Senator
Horry
100%
79%
Republican
33
Senator
Horry
100%
68%
Republican
122
Representative
Hampton
68%
68%
Republican
19
Representative
Haddon
35%
39%
Republican
12
Representative
Greenwood
86%
86%
Republican
13
Representative
Greenwood
43%
37%
Republican
18
Representative
Greenville
14%
14%
Democrat
25
Representative
Greenville
103%
103%
Republican
27
Representative
Greenville
60%
60%
Republican
24
Representative
Greenville
40%
64%
Republican
17
Representative
Greenville
11%
39%
Republican
21
Representative
Greenville
20%
78%
Dillard, Chandra
Democrat
23
Representative
Greenville
103%
102%
Republican
22
Representative
Greenville
57%
55%
Republican
20
Representative
Greenville
29%
45%
Republican
28
Representative
Greenville
30%
52%
Republican
16
Representative
Greenville
60%
51%
Democrat
7
Senator
Greenville
100%
99%
Republican
5
Senator
Greenville
100%
64%
Republican
6
Senator
Greenville
75%
54%
Republican
8
Senator
Greenville
100%
80%
Republican
108
Representative
Georgetown
79%
67%
Republican
34
Senator
Georgetown
106%
58%
Democrat
59
Representative
Florence
60%
54%
Republican
63
Representative
Florence
57%
54%
Republican
60
Representative
Florence
59%
54%
Republican
31
Senator
Florence
100%
100%
Democrat
41
Representative
Fairfield
103%
94%
Democrat
17
Senator
Fairfield
103%
94%
Republican
124
Representative
Erickson
74%
87%
Republican
83
Representative
Edgefield
72%
56%
Republican
25
Senator
Edgefield
72%
69%
Republican
97
Representative
Dorchester
83%
83%
Republican
114
Representative
Dorchester
63%
63%
Republican
94
Representative
Dorchester
103%
86%
Republican
98
Representative
Dorchester
80%
64%
Republican
38
Senator
Dorchester
103%
85%
Democrat
55
Representative
Dillon
86%
60%
Republican
65
Representative
Darlington
57%
57%
Democrat
62
Representative
Darlington
83%
87%
Democrat
29
Senator
Darlington
103%
99%
Democrat
45
Senator
Colleton
100%
101%
Republican
64
Representative
Clarendon
43%
43%
Democrat
36
Senator
Clarendon
100%
101%
Republican
53
Representative
Chesterfield
47%
58%
Republican
43
Representative
Chester
63%
68%
Republican
30
Representative
Cherokee
54%
54%
Republican
29
Representative
Cherokee
83%
58%
Republican
14
Senator
Cherokee
105%
67%
Republican
80
Representative
Charleston
57%
57%
Republican
110
Representative
Charleston
86%
86%
Republican
116
Representative
Charleston
63%
63%
Republican
112
Representative
Charleston
78%
85%
Democrat
111
Representative
Charleston
100%
85%
Democrat
15
Representative
Charleston
57%
57%
Pendarvis, Marvin
Democrat
113
Representative
Charleston
108%
86%
Democrat
109
Representative
Charleston
100%
100%
Democrat
119
Representative
Charleston
112%
97%
Democrat
42
Senator
Charleston
100%
92%
Democrat
115
Representative
Charleston
118%
121%
Campsen, Chip
Republican
43
Senator
Charleston
120%
102%
Kimpson, Marlon
Democrat
42
Senator
Charleston
50%
89%
Senn, Sandy
Republican
41
Senator
Charleston
112%
87%
Democrat
93
Representative
Calhoun
109%
95%
Republican
37
Senator
Berkely
103%
81%
Republican
92
Representative
Berkeley
43%
43%
Republican
117
Representative
Berkeley
30%
30%
Republican
100
Representative
Berkeley
77%
57%
Democrat
102
Representative
Berkeley
65%
80%
Republican
99
Representative
Berkeley
88%
93%
Republican
44
Senator
Berkeley
100%
77%
Republican
123
Representative
Beaufort
64%
85%
Herbkersman, Bill
Republican
118
Representative
Beaufort
54%
82%
Newton, Weston
Republican
120
Representative
Beaufort
70%
95%
Democrat
121
Representative
Beaufort
83%
80%
Davis, Tom
Republican
46
Senator
Beaufort
112%
85%
Democrat
91
Representative
Barnwell
74%
88%
Democrat
90
Representative
Bamberg
71%
72%
Republican
10
Representative
Anderson
33%
33%
Republican
8
Representative
Anderson
74%
74%
Republican
6
Representative
Anderson
29%
29%
Republican
9
Representative
Anderson
40%
39%
Republican
7
Representative
Anderson
74%
48%
Republican
3
Senator
Anderson
100%
92%
Republican
4
Senator
Anderson
100%
57%
Republican
81
Representative
Aiken
71%
70%
Clyburn, Bill
Democrat
82
Representative
Aiken
86%
86%
Republican
84
Representative
Aiken
11%
37%
Republican
86
Representative
Aiken
89%
62%
Young, Tom
Republican
24
Senator
Aiken
98%
84%
Republican
11
Representative
Abbeville
68%
53%