|South Carolina House of Representatives District 61|
|Current incumbent||Roger Kirby|
|Ethnicity||40.3% Black, 2.5% Hispanic|
|Voting age||73.7% age 18 and over|
South Carolina's sixty-first state house district is represented by Democratic Representative Roger Kirby.
As of the 2010 census, a total of 33,723 civilians reside within South Carolina's sixty-first state house district. 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 Roger Kirby (D) won election in the general election for South Carolina House of Representatives District 61 on November 6, 2018.
|Roger Kirby (D)||
|Total votes: 7,353|
Incumbent Roger Kirby advanced from the Democratic primary for South Carolina House of Representatives District 61 on June 12, 2018.
|Roger Kirby (D)|
No Republican candidates ran in the primary.
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 Roger Kirby ran unopposed in the South Carolina House of Representatives District 61 general election.
South Carolina House of Representatives, District 61 General Election, 2016
|Democratic||Roger Kirby Incumbent (unopposed)||100.00%||10,086|
|Source: South Carolina State Election Commission|
South Carolina House of Representatives, District 61 Democratic Primary, 2016
|Democratic||Roger Kirby 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. Roger Kirby was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Raleigh Ward, Jr. was unopposed in the Republican primary. Kirby defeated Ward in the general election.
South Carolina State House, District 61, General Election, 2014
|Republican||Raleigh Ward, Jr.||37.1%||3,279|
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 Lester Branham, Jr. (D) was unopposed in both the general election and Democratic primary.
From 2002 to 2016, candidates for South Carolina House of Representatives District 61 raised a total of $121,274. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $12,127 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.
Campaign contributions, South Carolina House of Representatives District 61