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John E. Courson

Republican — Senator — District 20
Available Terms:
  • 119
  • 2013-2014
  • 2015-2016

John E. Courson represents Senate District 20 in the South Carolina Senate, is a member of five committees, and is the primary sponsor of 366 bills.

1996 29536.0
1998 355339.62
2000 121105.0
2002 6950.0
2004 173809.04
2006 53549.08
2008 136875.0
2010 34600.0
2012 120199.12

For detailed campaign finance information visit Influence Explorer. Figures via the National Institute on Money in State Politics.

  • Columbia Address:

    412 Gressette Bldg.Columbia 29201
    Phone: 803-256-7853



News and Blog Coverage

Committee Membership

Sponsored Bills

  • S 598

    A Concurrent Resolution To Designate The Third Full Week In April 2015 As "Shaken Baby Syndrome Awareness Week" To Raise Awareness Regarding Shaken Baby Syndrome And To Commend The Hospitals, Child Care Councils, Schools, And Other Organizations That Educate Parents And Caregivers On How To Protect Children From Abuse.

  • S 581

    A Senate Resolution To Recognize Jennifer Bellamy Of Columbia'S Wltx-Tv For Her Outstanding Service As A Multimedia Journalist And Weekend Anchor And To Wish Her Much Success And Fulfillment In All Her Future Endeavors.

  • S 580

    A Senate Resolution To Recognize And Honor The Keenan High School Boys Varsity Basketball Team, Coaches, And School Officials For An Outstanding Season And To Congratulate Them For Winning The 2015 Class Aa State Championship Title.

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  • S 551

    A Concurrent Resolution To Honor And Congratulate The Marine Corps Recruit Depot At Parris Island Of The Occasion Of Its One Hundredth Anniversary, And To Express Infinite Gratitude For Its Profound Impact On This State And Its Indispensable Role In The Defense Of Our Nation.

  • S 554

    A Concurrent Resolution To Authorize Palmetto Girls State To Use The Chambers Of The Senate And The House Of Representatives On Friday, June 12, 2015.

  • S 541

    A Senate Resolution To Recognize And Honor Reverend Michael H. Baker For His Significant Contributions To His Community And To Congratulate Him Upon The Occasion Of His Eighteenth Anniversary As Pastor Of The Greater Saint Luke Baptist Church In Columbia.

Recent Votes

S 523

to set for Special Order

Legislator Vote: No

•••Yes: 2350.0
•••No: 2247.0
•••Other: 12.0
S 358

2nd Reading

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 4086.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 613.0
H 3035

2nd Reading

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 3882.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 817.0
S 426

2nd Reading

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 4189.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 510.0
S 437

2nd Reading

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 4495.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 24.0
H 3118

to adopt the free conference report

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 4393.0
•••No: 12.0
•••Other: 24.0
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