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

District: 1st District
Political Highlights: U.S. House of Representatives, 1995-2001; governor, 2003-11; U.S. House of Representatives, 2013-present
Born: May 28, 1960; Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Residence: Mount Pleasant
Religion: Episcopalian
Family: Divorced; four children
Education: Furman U., B.A. 1983; U. of Virginia, M.B.A. 1988
Military Service: Air Force Reserve, 2002-11
Start of Service: Elected: 2013 (5th term)
Committee Assignments: Budget; Transportation & Infrastructure (Aviation; Coast Guard & Maritime Transportation; Water Resources & Environment)

Election History
2014generalMark Sanford (R) 119,39293.4
2013specialMark Sanford (R) 77,60054.0
Elizabeth Colbert Busch (D) 64,96145.2
Eugene Platt (GREEN) 6900.5
1998generalMark Sanford (R) 118,41491.0
Joseph Innella (NL) 11,5868.9
1996generalMark Sanford (R) 138,46796.4
Joseph Innella (NL) 5,1053.6
1994generalMark Sanford (R) 97,80366.3
Robert Barber (D) 47,76932.4
Robert Paine (LIBERT) 1,8361.2
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South Carolina is 12th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


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