Builder Ballot: Tomorrow is Election Day

Builder Ballot: Tomorrow is Election Day

Today is the big day: Election Day.

David Black (HBA of SC), Coleman Shouse, Richard Powers, Chuck Childress, Michael Dey, and Eric Hedrick meet with Congressman Trey Gowdy to present a campaign contribution from BuildPAC.

The right to vote is not only a privilege, it is a responsibility that each voter should take seriously. Elections are how our country chooses the leaders who will represent our interests in the halls of government.

Your Home Builders Association has formed two Political Action Committees that raise money from our members, screens candidates, and make contributions to the campaigns of the candidates that our Government Affairs Committee members and Board of Directors have determined will represent the interests of the Home Building, Remodeling, Land Development, and Light Commercial Contracting industries.

Election day is Today, Tuesday, November 8. The polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. If you are registered to vote, please plan to go to the polls. Not registered to vote? Why not?

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S.C. Builders PAC has contributed to the following candidates who will be on the ballot:

  • S.C. Senate District 5: Tom Corbin (R)
  • S.C. Senate District 6: William Timmons (R)
  • S.C. House District 22: Jason Elliott (R)
  • Greenville County Council District 18: Mike Barnes (R)

Build PAC has contributed to the following candidates who will be on the ballot:

  • U.S. Senate: Tim Scott (R)
  • U.S. House District 3: Jeff Duncan (R)
  • U.S. House District 4: Trey Gowdy (R)

About the PACs
South Carolina Builders PAC is a partnership between the Home Builders Association of South Carolina, Home Builders Association of Greenville, and other local HBAs in South Carolina. Its scope is local, statewide, and legislative races.

BuildPAC is a PAC organized under Federal Election Laws and managed by the National Association of Home Builders. It’s scope is Congressional races. BuildPAC does not take a position on the Presidency.

The Government Affairs Committee surveys and interviews candidates and makes recommendations for supporting candidates to the Home Builders Association of Greenville Board of Directors, which makes the final decision on local and legislative races. The S.C. Builders PAC Trustees determines contributions for statewide races, and the BuildPAC Trustees determines the contributions for Congressional races.

Builder Ballot: Greenville City Council Elections are August 11

Builder Ballot: Greenville City Council Elections are August 11

Amy Ryberg Doyle
Susan Reynolds

Election day for City Council primary races in the City of Greenville is Tuesday, August 11. The polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. If you are registered to vote and live in the City of Greenville, please plan to go to the polls. Not registered to vote? Why not?

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South Carolina Builders PAC has contributed to the following candidates:

  • Susan Reynolds, Republican, incumbent and candidate for reelection to an a-large seat on Greenville City Council
  • Amy Ryberg Doyle, Republican, incumbent and candidate for reelection to the District 1 seat on Greenville City Council representing the North Main Street area of the City of Greenville

The right to vote is not only a privilege, it is a responsibility that each voter should take seriously. Elections are how our country chooses the leaders who will represent our interests in the halls of government.

Your Home Builders Association has formed two Political Action Committees that raise money from our members, screens candidates, and makes contributions to the campaigns of the candidates that our Government Affairs Committee members and Board of Directors have determined will be represent the interests of the Home Building, Remodeling, Land Development, and Light Commercial Contracting industries.

South Carolina Builders PAC is organized as a 527 committee, is managed by the Home Builders Association of South Carolina, and regulated by the South Carolina Ethics Commission.  It’s scope is statewide, legislative, and local government races in South Carolina.  It is a cooperative PAC in which the HBA of Greenville participates.

BuildPAC is organized under Federal Election Laws. It’s scope is Congressional races. BuildPAC does not take a position on the Presidency. BuildPAC is managed by the National Association of Home Builders.
The Government Affairs Committee surveys and interviews candidates and makes recommendations for supporting those candidates to the Board of Directors of the Home Builders Association of Greenville, which makes the final decision on local and legislative races. The S.C. Builders PAC Trustees determines contributions for statewide races, and the BuildPAC Trustees determines the contributions for Congressional races.

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The right to vote is not only a privilege, it is a responsibility that each voter should take seriously.  Elections are how our country chooses the leaders who will represent our interests in the halls of government.

Your Home Builders Association has formed two Political Action Committees that raise money from our members, screens candidates, and makes contributions to the campaigns of the candidates that our Government Affairs Committee members and Board of Directors have determined will be represent the interests of the Home Building, Remodeling, Land Development, and Light Commercial Contracting industries.

Election day is Tuesday, November 4.  The polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.  If you are registered to vote, please plan to go to the polls.  Not registered to vote?  Why not?

Don’t think your vote matters?  “A few years ago a few Home Builders in Dorchester County (Summerville) thought their vote did not matter,” Michael Dey, Executive Vice President of the Home Builders Association, said.  “The chairman of Dorchester County Council, a member of the Home Builders Association, lost by just four votes,” Dey said.  “He was replaced by a politician hostile to the interests of Home Builders, and the next four years were very difficult for that association,” he said.  “The association knew of several members, who lived in the county, who did not vote in that election.”  Yes, your vote does matter.

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BuildPAC has contributed to the following candidates:

  • U.S. Senator: Senator Lindsay Graham (R)
  • U.S. Senator: Senator Tim Scott (R)
  • U.S. House District 3: Congressman Jeff Duncan (R)
  • U.S. House District 4: Congressman Trey Gowdy (R)

South Carolina Builders PAC has contributed to the following candidates:

  • Governor: Nikki Haley (R) 
  • Lt. Governor: Henry McMaster (R)
  • Attorney General: Alan Wilson (R)
  • S.C. House District 4: Rep. David Hiott (R)
  • S.C. House District 18: Rep. Tommy Stringer (R)
  • S.C. House District 19: Rep. Dwight Loftis (R)
  • S.C. House District 20: Rep. Dan Hamilton (R)
  • S.C. House District 21: Rep. Phyllis Henderson (R)
  • S.C. House District 24: Majority Leader Bruce Bannister (R)
  • Greenville County Council District 19: Vice Chairman Willis Meadows

Ballot Questions
There are three questions on the ballot on which S.C. Builders PAC and your Home Builders Association recommend that you vote YES:

  • One Cent Sales Tax for Roads in Greenville County: the PAC has contributed to a coalition supporting this effort and the Board of Directors recommends that you vote yes.  The rationale is that inadequate roads are holding back Home Building, limiting the ability of members to get new subdivisions approved.  The current time-line for improving our roads, based on current funding, is 83 years.  This eight-year tax is the best hope for the county to solve this problem.  Click here for more information.
  • Amendment 1, legalize raffled conducted by nonprofit organizations for charitable purposes: current law prohibits organizations like the Home Builders Association from using raffles for fundraising purposes.  If approved, the question would legalize raffles for nonprofit organizations.
  • Amendement 2, require the Governor to appoint the Adjutant General: the Adjutant General is the head of the state’s National Guard, and is currently elected by popular vote, one of nine constitutional officers in our state. Rationale: the Governor should have the authority to appoint the person who runs the department he/she has the power to mobilize.

About the PACs
South Carolina Builders PAC is a partnership between the Home Builders Association of South Carolina, Home Builders Association of Greenville, and other local HBAs in South Carolina.  Its scope is local, statewide, and legislative races.

BuildPAC is a PAC organized under Federal Election Laws.  It’s scope is Congressional races.  BuildPAC does not take a position on the Presidency.  BuildPAC is managed by the National Association of Home Builders.

The Government Affairs Committee surveys and interviews candidates and makes recommendations for supporting those candidates to the Home Builders Association of Greenville Board of Directors, which makes the final decision on local and legislative races. The S.C. Builders PAC Trustees determines contributions for statewide races, and the BuildPAC Trustees determines the contributions for Congressional races.

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UPDATE:

A primary run off election will be held Tuesday, June 24, for races a candidate did not receive 50 percent or more of the vote.  The polls are open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.

South Carolina Builders PAC has contributed to the following candidate, who will be on the ballot for the runoff on June 24:

  • Lt. Governor: Henry McMaster (R)

Voters who voted in a party’s primary on June 10 may vote only in the runoff of that party. Voters who did not vote in the June 10 may vote in either party’s runoff on June 24.  Find your polling location location by clicking http://www.scvotes.org/find_your_precinct.

Originally posted May 10, 2014:
It is the election season. Have you noticed? The Primary Election is Tuesday, June 10. Polls open in South Carolina at 7 a.m. and remain open until 7 p.m.

Please vote on June 10 in the party primary of your choice.

NAHB BuildPAC has contributed to the following candidates:

  • U.S. Senator: Senator Lindsay Graham (R)
  • U.S. Senator: Senator Tim Scott (R)
  • U.S. House District 3: Congressman Jeff Duncan (R)
  • U.S. House District 4: Congressman Trey Gowdy (R)

South Carolina Builders PAC has contributed to the following candidates, who have contested primaries where the primary will decide the race:

  • S.C. House District 3: Ed Harris (R)
  • S.C. House District 4: Rep. David Hiott (R)
  • S.C. House District 18: Rep. Tommy Stringer (R)
  • S.C. House District 20: Rep. Dan Hamilton (R)
  • S.C. House District 21: Rep. Phyllis Henderson (R)
  • S.C. House District 24: Majority Leader Bruce Bannister (R)

Your Home Builders Association also is supporting candidates in races that will not be determined until the General Election.  That Builder Ballot will be published in October.

Your Home Builders Association of Greenville cooperates with the Home Builders of South Carolina to raise and contribute funds to candidates for elected offices in South Carolina through the South Carolina Builders PAC. Eighty percent of the funds we raise in Greenville, Pickens, and Laurens counties for S.C. Builders PAC are directed by the HBA of Greenville for local and legislative races in our area. The remaining 20 percent is used for statewide races like Governor and Attorney General and directed by a board of trustees.  Immediate Past President Rick Quinn serves as the Chairman of the SC Builders PAC Board of Trustees and represents your Home Builders Association on the board of trustees.

In addition, your HBA of Greenville assists NAHB in raising funds for BuildPAC. All of the funds raised for BuildPAC are used for Federal races.

The Government Affairs Committee surveys and interviews candidates and makes recommendations for supporting those candidates to the Home Builders Association of Greenville Board of Directors, which makes the final decision on local and legislative races. The S.C. Builders PAC Trustees determines contributions for statewide races, and the BuildPAC Trustees determines the contributions for national races.

As a matter of Policy, NAHB’s BuildPAC does not contribute to candidates for President or Vice President.

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It is the election season. Have you noticed? The General Election is Tuesday, November 6. Polls open in South Carolina at 7 a.m. and remain open until 7 p.m.

Please vote on November 6.

NAHB BuildPAC has contributed to the following candidates:

  • U.S. Senate: Senator Lindsay Graham (R)
  • U.S. Senate: Senator Tim Scott (R)
  • U.S. House District 3: Congressman Jeff Duncan (R)
  • U.S. House District 4: Congressman Trey Gowdy (R)

South Carolina Builders PAC has contributed to the following candidates:

  • S.C. Senate District 2: Sen. Larry Martin (R)
  • S.C. Senate District 6: Sen. Mike Fair (R)
  • S.C. Senate District 7: Rep. Karl Allen (D)
  • S.C. Senate District 8: Ross Turner (R)
  • S.C. House District 2: Rep. Bill Sandifer (R)
  • S.C. House District 20: Rep. Dan Hamilton (R)
  • S.C. House District 23: Rep. Chandra Dillard (D)
  • S.C. House District 26: Rep. Garry Smith (R)
  • Greenville County Council District 20: Councilman Sid Cates (R)
  • Greenville County Council District 21: Councilman Jim Burns (R)
  • Greenville County Council District 22: Councilman Bob Taylor (R)
  • Pickens County Council District 5: Councilwoman Jennifer Willis (R)
  • Greenville County Sherriff: Sheriff Steve Loftis (R)

Your Home Builders Association of Greenville cooperates with the Home Builders of South Carolina to raise and contribute funds to candidates for elected offices in South Carolina through the South Carolina Builders PAC. Eighty percent of the funds we raise in Greenville, Pickens, and Laurens counties for S.C. Builders PAC are directed by the HBA of Greenville for local and legislative races in our area. The remaining 20 percent is used for statewide races like Governor and Attorney General and directed by a board of trustees.  President-Elect Rick Quinn serves as the PAC Trustee representing the HBA of Greenville.

In addition, your HBA of Greenville assists NAHB in raising funds for BuildPAC. All of the funds raised for BuildPAC are used for Federal races.

The Legislative Committee surveys and interviews candidates and makes recommendations for supporting those candidates to the HBA of Greenville Board of Directors, which makes the final decision on local and legislative races. The S.C. Builders PAC Trustees determines contributions for statewide races, and the BuildPAC Trustees determines the contributions for national races.

As a matter of Policy, NAHB’s BuildPAC does not contribute to candidates for President or Vice President.