Primary Elections are Today; Read the Builder Ballot

Today is Primary Election Day in South Carolina.  Candidates from the Republican and Democrat Parties compete today for nomination to run in the General Election in November.

South Carolina Builders Political Action Committee is the method by which members of the Home Builders Association of Greenville work together to elect pro-housing candidates to the various elected offices.  HBA members contribute voluntarily to SCBPAC.  The Legislative Committee of the HBA of Greenville interviewed various candidates, and the Board of Directors made the final decision on who would receive support.

The following are the candidates who have been supported by S.C. Builders PAC:

Senate District 6: Senator Mike Fair in the Republican Primary
Senate District 7: Representative Karl Allen in the Democrat Primary
Senate District 8: Ross Turner in the Republican Primary
Greenville County Council District 20: Councilman Sid Cates in the Republican Primary
Greenville County Council District 21: Councilman Jim Burns in the Republican Primary
Greenville County Council District 22: Councilman Bob Taylor in the Republican Primary
Pickens County Council District 5: Chairwoman Jennifer Willis in the Republican Primary

If you are a Republican or Democrat, please exercise your right to vote and participate in the Primary Elections today.  For information about voting in South Carolina, visit SCVotes.org.

Annual Chili Cook Off and Oyster Roast raises money for PAC

The annual Chili Cook Off and Oyster Roast helped raised needed money for S.C. Builders PAC this week.

Partners who helped make the Chili Cook Off possible include:

  • Presenting Partners
    • Dillard Jones Builders
    • Clark’s Services
  • Hosts
    • GBS Building Supply
    • Keith Smith Builders
  • Patrons
    • Gallivan, White & Boyd
    • Michael and Karen Dey

More than 60 members and guests judged the annual chili cook off contest, played the game “corn hole,” and enjoyed steamed oysters prepared by Clark’s Services.

Special thank you to Deana Long of Carter Lumber Company, who raised $100 selling tickets for the PAC 50/50 Raffle.

This year’s event was held in the Atrium and on the patio at the TD Convention Center.

S.C. Builders PAC is a cooperative Political Action Committee managed by the Home Builders Association of South Carolina.  Local HBAs throughout South Carolina raise funds for the PAC.  PAC funds are used to support candidates for public office who support housing and home building.  PAC contributions are voluntary. The association’s Legislative Committee screens candidates for office and recommends contributions to the association’s Board of Directors.  Candidates for statewide office are further screened by a Board of Trustees made up of representatives from each of the local HBAs across the state.

Raise money for the PAC: Annual Chili Cook Off and Oyster Roast

This year the Annual Chili Cook Off and Oyster Roast will benefit the S.C. Builders PAC. All proceeds from the event will go to the PAC and support your HBA’s government affairs program.

What: Chili Cook Off and Oyster Roast
PAC Fundraiser
When: Thursday, September 8, 5:30 p.m.
Where: Atrium, Woodside Conference Center, TD Convention Center
Event Hosts: GBS Building Supply, Clark’s Services, Dillard-Jones Builders, Gallivan White & Boyd
About the Chili Cook Off
The Annual Chili Cook Off is anticipated by members all year. HBA members and friends compete for the best chili, enjoy steamed oysters, an assortment of sides and desserts, and adult beverages.
The chili will be judged by attendees to the event for the winner of the coveted “People’s Choice Award” for the best chili. Participants “purchase” votes on their favorite chili for $1 per vote, and all of the money will benefit the PAC. As they say in Chicago, vote early and often!
New this year will be the “Top Hot” award, judged by one of our local elected officials.
Elected officials from around the Upstate have been invited to attend.
First Annual Corn Hole Tournament
Also new this year will be the first annual Corn Hole Tournament. You know the game: toss a corn bag from 27 feet away into a small hole. Teams will enter to earn the top prize: The Corny! All entry fees will benefit the PAC.
Event Hosts and Presenters
Event Hosts and Presenters make it happen. Of course you can buy a ticket and attend. But consider doing more. Everything benefits the PAC.
Event Host: $250 includes 3 tickets to the event
Event Presenter: $500 includes 10 tickets to the event
You also can support the PAC by contributing a door prize.
Support South Carolina Builders PAC, have a good time networking and socializing with your fellow members, enjoy good food and drink, and judge the chili contest. That sounds to us like the perfect way to enjoy a Thursday evening in the Upstate!

HBA of Greenville Builder Ballot

It is the election season. Have you noticed? The General Election is Tuesday, November 2. Polls open in South Carolina at 7 a.m. and remain open until 7 p.m.

Please vote on November 2.

NAHB BuildPAC has contributed to the following candidates:

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

South Carolina Builders PAC has contributed to the following candidates:

  • Governor: Nikki Haley (R) and Vince Sheheen (D)
  • Lt. Governor: Ken Ard (R)
  • Attorney General: Alan Wilson (R)
  • Treasurer: Curtis Loftis (R)
  • Agriculture Commissioner: Hugh Weathers (R)
  • S.C. House District 2: Bill Sandifer (R)
  • S.C. House District 19: Dwight Loftis (R)
  • S.C. House District 20: Dan Hamilton (R)
  • S.C. House District 22: Wendy Nanney (R)
  • S.C. House District 23: Chandra Dillard (D)
  • S.C. House District 24: Bruce Bannister (R)
  • S.C. House District 26: Judy Gilstrap (D)
  • S.C. House District 27: Garry Smith (R)
  • S.C. House District 28: Eric Bedingfield (R)
  • Greenville County Council District 26: Dan Rawls (R)
  • Greenville County Council District 28: Fred Payne (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 for S.C. Builders PAC are directed by the HBA of Greenville for local and legislative races. The remaining 20 percent is used for statewide races like Governor and Attorney General.

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.

HBA of Greenville Builder Ballot

It is the election season. Have you noticed? The General Election is Tuesday, November 2. Polls open in South Carolina at 7 a.m. and remain open until 7 p.m.

Please vote on November 2.

NAHB BuildPAC has contributed to the following candidates:

U.S. Senate: Jim DeMint (R)
U.S. House District 3: Jeff Duncan (R)
U.S. House District 4: Trey Gowdy (R)

South Carolina Builders PAC has contributed to the following candidates:

Governor: Nikki Haley (R) and Vince Sheheen (D)
Lt. Governor: Ken Ard (R)
Attorney General: Alan Wilson (R)
Treasurer: Curtis Loftis (R)
Agriculture Commissioner: Hugh Weathers (R)
S.C. House District 2: Bill Sandifer (R)
S.C. House District 19: Dwight Loftis (R)
S.C. House District 20: Dan Hamilton (R)
S.C. House District 22: Wendy Nanney (R)
S.C. House District 23: Chandra Dillard (D)
S.C. House District 24: Bruce Bannister (R)
S.C. House District 26: Judy Gilstrap (D)
S.C. House District 27: Garry Smith (R)
S.C. House District 28: Eric Bedingfield (R)
Greenville County Council District 26: Dan Rawls (R)
Greenville County Council District 28: Fred Payne (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 for S.C. Builders PAC are directed by the HBA of Greenville for local and legislative races. The remaining 20 percent is used for statewide races like Governor and Attorney General.

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.