Jeff Duncan (politician)
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 3rd district
January 3, 2011
|Preceded by||Gresham Barrett|
|Member of the South Carolina House of Representatives
from the 15th district
January 14, 2003 – January 3, 2011
|Preceded by||Donny Wilder|
|Succeeded by||David Tribble Jr.|
|Born||Jeffrey Darren Duncan
January 7, 1966
Greenville, South Carolina (AP says Simpsonville)
|Residence||Laurens, South Carolina|
|Alma mater||Clemson University B.A. 1988 (political science)|
|Occupation||Real Estate Broker, Auctioneer, Politician|
|Religion||Southern Baptist |
Jeffrey D. Duncan (born January 7, 1966) is an American politician who has been the United States Representative for South Carolina's 3rd congressional district since 2011. Duncan, a Republican, previously served as a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives.
Early life, education, and business career
He is currently the President and CEO of J. Duncan Associates, a real estate marketing firm.
South Carolina House of Representatives
After redistricting, Duncan ran for South Carolina's 15th House District in 2002. In the Republican primary, he defeated David Tribble Jr, Clinton County Councilman, 56%-44%. He won the general election with 62% of the vote. In 2004, he won re-election to a second term unopposed. In 2006, he won re-election to a third term with 63% of the vote. In 2008, he won re-election to a fourth term unopposed. In 2010, he retired in order to run for the U.S. House of Representatives. David Tribble, Duncan's primary opponent in 2002, won Duncan's seat.
Governor Mark Sanford called him a “Tax Payer Hero.” He was given the “Guardian of Small Business” award from the National Federation of Independent Businesses, an A+ rating from the Club for Growth, the Palmetto Leadership Award from the SC Policy Council, and “Legislator of the Year” from the SC Recreation and Parks Association and SC Wildlife Federation.
Duncan was named Chairman of the House Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Committee in 2007. He was appointed by the Speaker of the House to be the Chair of the Education Finance Study Committee, Natural Gas Offshore Drilling Study Committee and was appointed to represent the state of South Carolina on the Southern States Energy Board.
U.S. House of Representatives
He ran for South Carolina's 3rd congressional district when Republican incumbent U.S. Congressman J. Gresham Barrett ran for Governor of South Carolina. He was endorsed by the Club for Growth and the National Right to Life Committee. In the Republican primary, businessman Richard Cash ranked first with 25% but failed to reach the 50% threshold to win outright. Duncan ranked second in the six candidate field with 23%. In the run-off election, Duncan defeated Cash 51%-49%, a vote difference of 2,171. Duncan won five of the district's ten counties, and were mostly located in the southern part of the CD. He won the general election with 62% of the vote, 2% less than John McCain's 64% vote in`2008. He won nine of the district's ten counties, losing just McCormick (52%-47%). Duncan spent $935,503; Democrat Jane Dyer spent $272,698.
Duncan successfully ran for re-election in the newly redrawn 3rd district, which excludes Aiken County (McCain won with 62%), and includes two new counties: Newberry (McCain won with 58%) and Greenville (McCain won with 57%). Duncan won re-election to a second term with 67% of the vote.
On the 1st of August, Duncan took part in the ´Chick-fil-a appreciation day´, using Twitter to publicise his purchase of large quantities of fried chicken produce in an apparent endorsement of CEO Dan Cathy´s anti-same-sex marriage sentiments.
In January 2012, The New American‘s Freedom Index gave Duncan a perfect 100% score for his votes in 2011. He was just one of three members of congress to receive a perfect score, the other two being Walter B. Jones (R-NC) and Ron Paul (R-Texas).
On November 19, 2012, Duncan led a group of 97 Republican U.S. Representatives in writing a letter to President Obama, expressing opposition to the possible nomination of U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice to U.S. Secretary of State.
- Committee on Foreign Affairs
- Committee on Homeland Security
- Committee on Natural Resources
Duncan has been married to his wife Melody for 21 years. They have three sons: Graham, John Philip, and Parker. Jeff, Melody, John Philip, and Parker are members of First Baptist Church in Clinton, SC, while Graham is a member of the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany in Laurens, SC.
- Meg Kinnard (July 21, 2012). "News From The Associated Press (Jeff Duncan Candidate Profile)". Associated Press. Archived from the original on 2013-07-07. Retrieved 2013-09-08.
- O'Connor, John (July 23, 2008). "Lawmakers to tackle S.C. school funding". Rock Hill Herald Online. Retrieved 2013-09-08.
- Jeff Duncan (R) - NationalJournal.com
- Barone, Michael; Chuck McCutcheon (2011). The Almanac of American Politics 2012. Washington, D.C.: National Journal Group. pp. 1453–1455. ISBN 978-0-226-03808-7. LCCN 2011929193.
- 112th Congress: Jeff Duncan, R-S.C. (3rd District) CQ Politics
- Our Campaigns - SC State House 015 - R Primary Race - Jun 11, 2002
- Our Campaigns - SC State House 015 Race - Nov 05, 2002
- Our Campaigns - SC State House 015 Race - Nov 02, 2004
- Our Campaigns - SC State House 015 Race - Nov 07, 2006
- Our Campaigns - SC State House 015 Race - Nov 04, 2008
- Congressional Scorecard
- Our Campaigns - SC - District 03 - R Primary Race - Jun 08, 2010
- Our Campaigns - SC District 03 - R Runoff Race - Jun 22, 2010
- "SC - District 03 Race". Our Campaigns. Nov 02, 2010. Retrieved 2013-09-08.
- U.S. Rep. Duncan promises to represent Aiken despite congressional redistricting | Aiken Standard
- 2012 Election Results Map by State - Live Voting Updates - POLITICO.com
- Chick-fil-A appreciation day brings huge crowds to fast-food chain | Life and style | guardian.co.uk
- SC Freshmen Soar On "Freedom Index" - FITSNews
- 97 House members oppose Susan Rice - Kevin Robillard - POLITICO.com
- Congressman Jeff Duncan official U.S. House site
- Jeff Duncan for Congress
- Biography at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Biography, voting record, and interest group ratings at Project Vote Smart
- Financial information (federal office) at the Federal Election Commission
- Legislation sponsored at The Library of Congress
|United States House of Representatives|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 3rd congressional district
January 3, 2011 – present
|United States order of precedence (ceremonial)|
|United States Representatives by seniority
|Congressional delegations to the 112th United States Congress from South Carolina (ordered by seniority)|
|112th||Senate: L. Graham | J. DeMint||House: J. Clyburn | J. Wilson | J. Duncan | T. Gowdy | M. Mulvaney | T. Scott|