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  Sanford, Mark
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NameMark Sanford
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Born March 28, 1960 (58 years)
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InfoMarshall "Mark" Sanford was elected as South Carolina's 115th governor on November 5, 2002. He was sworn into office on January 15, 2003.

With an eye on efficiency, cost-savings and value to the taxpayer, Governor Sanford has undertaken a top-to-bottom review of South Carolina's governmental structure during his first few months in office. In addition to holding in-depth budget hearings with over thirty individual state agencies, Gov. Sanford's Cabinet agencies have already saved taxpayers millions of dollars with innovative new initiatives designed to streamline operations and eliminate waste and duplication in government. For example, his Commerce Department has reduced staff by 25% and consolidated office space to the tune of $1.3 million savings annually.

Gov. Sanford has also brought the long-troubled South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles into his Cabinet, instituting a series of internal reforms that have dramatically reduced wait times, improved customer service and lowered costs. South Carolinians who once stood in line for hours at DMV offices can now perform most of their transactions online, and Saturday office hours have offered even more choice to the customer.

Gov. Sanford, who campaigned on opening up South Carolina's political process, also signed landmark campaign finance reform and Commerce Department disclosure reform bills in 2003, two measures that have brought much needed sunlight and accountability to state government. The governor holds "Open Door After 4" meetings every month in his office, chatting one-on-one with individual South Carolinians and listening to their questions and concerns. The governor also holds regular "Neighborhood Office Hours," traveling to different corners of the state to meet with citizens.

Prior to being elected as governor in 2002, Gov. Sanford lived on the South Carolina coast with his wife, Jenny, and their four young sons, Marshall, Landon, Bolton and Blake. Gov. Sanford served six years in the U.S. Congress prior to his election as governor, serving on the Joint Economic Committee and International Relations Committee, among others, before voluntarily stepping down in 2001 to honor a personal commitment to limit his time in Washington. He had no prior political experience before being elected to Congress in 1994.

During his time in Washington, D.C., Gov. Sanford was a tireless advocate for the taxpayer. For his consistent efforts to lower taxes and limit government growth he was ranked #1 in the entire Congress by Citizens Against Government Waste. He was rated similarly by the National Taxpayers' Union and Taxpayers for Common Sense inducted him into the Taxpayer Hall of Fame. In his own office, he backed his voting record with personal action - returning over $200,000 (almost a third of his total office budget) each year to the taxpayers.

Gov. Sanford learned the themes of hard work and frugality with two brothers and a sister on their family farm near Beaufort, S.C. He graduated from high school in Beaufort before attending Furman University in Greenville, S.C., where he received a B.A. in business. He later received an M.B.A. from the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business and went on to work in real estate finance and investment in New York and Charleston, S.C.

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JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
01/28/2011-01/30/2011 Public Policy Polling 39.00% ( 0.0) 49.00% ( 0.0) 12.00% ( 0.0)
09/22/2010-09/22/2010 Rasmussen Reports 55.00% ( 8.0) 43.00% ( 8.0) 1.00% ( 1.0)
08/25/2010-08/25/2010 Rasmussen Reports 47.00% ( 1.0) 51.00% ( 1.0) 2.00% ( 2.0)
07/29/2010-07/29/2010 Rasmussen Reports 46.00% ( 2.0) 50.00% ( 3.0) 4.00% ( 2.0)
06/23/2010-06/23/2010 Rasmussen Reports 44.00% ( 1.0) 53.00% ( 3.0) 2.00% ( 2.0)
04/15/2010-04/16/2010 Mark Blankenship Enterprises (MBE) 40.00% ( 0.0) 57.00% ( 0.0) 3.00% ( 0.0)
12/02/2009-12/02/2009 Rasmussen Reports 43.00% ( 0.0) 56.00% ( 0.0) 0.00% ( 0.0)
06/03/2009-06/03/2009 Survey USA 32.00% ( 29.0) 62.00% ( 29.0) 6.00% ( 0.0)
02/19/2008-02/21/2008 Survey USA 61.00% ( 2.0) 33.00% ( 1.0) 6.00% ( 1.0)
09/14/2006-09/17/2006 Survey USA 63.00% ( 8.0) 32.00% ( 5.0) 5.00% ( 3.0)

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EVENTS
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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
May 08, 2013 05:35pm News After House seat win, Mark Sanford admits he trespassed  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Apr 16, 2013 07:05pm News AP: Ex-wife says former SC Gov. Sanford trespassed  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Aug 24, 2012 08:50pm News Former governor Sanford proposes to girlfriend  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Oct 21, 2011 04:05pm Blog Entry Ex-Governor of South Carolina Joins Fox News  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Feb 25, 2010 01:00pm Scandal TV networks scramble to show Sanford divorce  Article RP 
Feb 05, 2010 02:00pm General Republican governor reverses course on stimulus cash; requests education funds  Article RP 

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DISCUSSION
Importance? 8.33330 Average

FAMILY
Wife Jenny Sanford 00, 1989-Mar 19, 2010

INFORMATION LINKS
RACES
  06/12/2018 SC District 01 - R Primary Lost 46.50% (-4.05%)
  11/08/2016 SC District 01 Won 58.56% (+21.72%)
  06/14/2016 SC District 01 - R Primary Won 55.61% (+11.22%)
  11/04/2014 SC District 1 Won 93.41% (+86.82%)
  05/07/2013 SC District 01 - Special Election Won 54.03% (+8.80%)
  04/02/2013 SC District 01 - Special R Runoff Won 56.58% (+13.16%)
  03/19/2013 SC District 01 - Special R Primary Won 36.91% (+23.58%)
  11/07/2006 SC Governor Won 55.12% (+10.33%)
  06/13/2006 SC Governor - R Primary Won 64.79% (+29.58%)
  11/05/2002 SC Governor Won 52.85% (+5.80%)
  06/25/2002 SC Governor - R Runoff Won 60.13% (+20.26%)
  06/11/2002 SC Governor - R Primary Won 38.68% (+0.99%)
  11/03/1998 SC District 1 Won 91.04% (+82.13%)
  11/05/1996 SC District 1 Won 96.36% (+92.81%)
  11/08/1994 SC District 1 Won 66.32% (+33.93%)
  08/23/1994 SC District 1 - R Runoff Won 52.05% (+4.09%)
  08/09/1994 SC District 01 - R Primary Won 19.05% (+0.00%)
SPECULATIVE, DID NOT RUN
  06/10/2014 SC US Senate - R Primary Lost 0.00% (-56.42%)
  06/03/2008 US President - R Primaries Lost 0.00% (-46.49%)
ENDORSEMENTS
SC US President - R Primary - Feb 20, 2016 R Ted Cruz
SC State Senate 38 - Nov 04, 2008 R Michael T. "Mike" Rose
SC Senate 23- R Primary Runoff - Jun 24, 2008 R Katrina Shealy
SC State Senate 12 - R Runoff - Jun 24, 2008 R Lee Bright
SC State House 081- R Primary Runoff - Jun 24, 2008 R Scott F. Singer
SC US Senate - R Primary - Jun 10, 2008 R Lindsey Graham
SC State Senate 46 - R Primary - Jun 10, 2008 R Tom Davis
SC State Senate 23 - R Primary - Jun 10, 2008 R Katrina Shealy
SC State House 002 - R Primary - Jun 10, 2008 R Ed Rumsey
SC State House 117 - R Primary - Jun 10, 2008 R Timothy E. "Tim" Scott
SC Treasurer- Legislative Appointment - Aug 03, 2007 R Timothy E. "Tim" Scott
SC Senate 46- R Primary Runoff Special - May 15, 2007 R Weston Newton
SC Senate 46- R Primary Special - May 01, 2007 R Weston Newton
SC Superintendent of Education - R Primary - Jun 13, 2006 R Karen K. Floyd
SC Treasurer- R Primary - Jun 13, 2006 R W. Greg Ryberg
OH Governor - R Primary - May 02, 2006 R J. Kenneth "Ken" Blackwell
Repeal of Minibottle Requirement in Bars and Restaurants - Nov 02, 2004 YES Yes
SC US President - R Primary - Feb 19, 2000 R John McCain
US President - R Primaries - Jul 01, 2000 R John McCain
SC US President - R Primary - Mar 02, 1996 R Lamar Alexander
FEC COMMITTEES
C00285254 SANFORD FOR CONGRESS $ 1573375.00