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Rep. Mark Sanford (R-S.C.)

  • District: 1st District, Southern coast -- part of Charleston; Hilton Head
  • Residence: Charleston
  • Born: May 28, 1960; Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
  • Religion: Episcopalian
  • Family: Engaged to Maria Belen Chapur; four children
  • Education: Furman U., B.A. 1983 (business administration & economics); U. of Virginia, M.B.A. 1988
  • Military Service: Air Force Reserve 2002-11
  • Political Highlights: U.S. House, 1995-2001; governor, 2003-11; U.S. House, 2013-present
  • Elected: Elected: 2013 (4th term); Also served 1995-2001; Defeated Elizabeth Colbert Busch, D, to succeed Tim Scott, R, who was appointed to the Senate
  • Committee Assignments: Homeland Security (Emergency Preparedness, Response & Communications; Transportation Security); Transportation & Infrastructure (Coast Guard & Maritime Transportation; Economic Development, Public Buildings & Emergency Management; Water Resources & Environment)
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State Information: 1st District, Southern coast -- part of Charleston; Hilton Head

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2013 special Mark Sanford (R) 77,600 54%
Elizabeth Colbert Busch (D) 64,961 45.2%
Eugene Platt (GREEN) 690 0.5%
2012 general Tim Scott (R) 179,908 62%
Bobbie Rose (D) 103,557 35.7%
Keith Blandford (LIBERT) 6,334 2.2%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2012 Barack Obama: 41% Mitt Romney: 57%
2008 Barack Obama: 44% John McCain: 55%




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