|South Carolina House of Representatives District 53|
|Current incumbent||Richie Yow|
South Carolina's fifty-third state house district is represented by Republican Representative Richie Yow.
South Carolina state representatives represent an average of 37,301 residents. After the 2000 Census, each member represented 32,355 residents.
Members of the South Carolina House of Representatives serve two-year terms and are not subject to term limits. South Carolina legislators assume office the Monday after the election.
To be eligible to serve in the South Carolina House of Representatives, a candidate must be:
If there is a vacancy in the house, a special election must be held to fill the vacant seat. If candidates plan to seek the nomination through a party convention, the filing period begins on the third Friday after the vacancy happened. The qualifying deadline is ten days after the filing period opens.
If a candidate plans to seek the nomination via petition, all signatures must submitted to the appropriate filing officer no later than sixty days before the election. All signatures must be verified by the filing officer no later than 45 days before the election.
A primary election must be held on the eleventh Tuesday after the vacancy occurs. If necessary, a primary runoff must be held on the thirteenth Tuesday after the vacancy occurs. The special election is held on the eighteenth Tuesday after vacancy occurs. No special election can be held less than 60 days before the general election.
Elections for the office of South Carolina House of Representatives will take place in 2020. The general election will be held on November 3, 2020. A primary is scheduled for June 9, 2020, and a primary runoff is scheduled for June 23, 2020. The filing deadline is March 30, 2020.
Incumbent Richie Yow (R) won election in the general election for South Carolina House of Representatives District 53 on November 6, 2018.
|Richie Yow (R)||
|Total votes: 6,629|
No Democratic candidates ran in the primary.
Incumbent Richie Yow advanced from the Republican primary for South Carolina House of Representatives District 53 on June 12, 2018.
|Richie Yow (R)|
Elections for the South Carolina House of Representatives took place in 2016. The primary election took place on June 14, 2016, and the general election was held on November 8, 2016. The primary election runoff was held on June 28, 2016. The candidate filing deadline was March 30, 2016.Incumbent Richie Yow defeated Victor K. Li in the South Carolina House of Representatives District 53 general election.
South Carolina House of Representatives, District 53 General Election, 2016
|Republican||Richie Yow Incumbent||61.50%||7,672|
|Democratic||Victor K. Li||38.50%||4,803|
|Source: South Carolina State Election Commission|
South Carolina House of Representatives, District 53 Democratic Primary, 2016
|Democratic||Victor K. Li (unopposed)|
South Carolina House of Representatives, District 53 Republican Primary, 2016
|Republican||Richie Yow Incumbent (unopposed)|
Elections for all 124 seats in the South Carolina House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 10, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 30, 2014. Amy Brown defeated Anthony Waymyers in the Democratic primary. Richie Yow was unopposed in the Republican primary. Brown was defeated by Yow in the general election. Denny Neilson (R) was not certified for the primary.
South Carolina State House, District 53, General Election, 2014
South Carolina House of Representatives, District 53 Democratic Primary, 2014
|Amy M. Brown||51.3%||2,092|
Elections for the office of South Carolina House of Representatives consisted of a primary election on June 12, 2012, and a general election on November 6, 2012. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 30, 2012. Incumbent Ted Vick (D) defeated Richie Yow (R) and petition candidate Phil Powell (D) in the general election. Neither candidate faced opposition in their primary.
South Carolina House of Representatives, District 53, General Election, 2012
|Democratic||Ted Vick Incumbent||45.5%||5,627|
From 2002 to 2016, candidates for South Carolina House of Representatives District 53 raised a total of $444,565. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $22,228 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.
Campaign contributions, South Carolina House of Representatives District 53