Bruce Bannister

State Represenative | R - District 24

In office 16 years

How to contact Bruce:

Email: [email protected]

Personal Number: (864) 567-9521

Office Number: (803) 212-6944

 

 





 

 

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How does Bruce vote?

OPEN CARRY WITH PERMISSION (H.3094 - 2021)

Voted YES

Decriminalized “Open Carry” of a handgun only for those that have a Concealed Weapons Permit (CWP). Dangerous infringements were added at the last-minute without a recorded vote. As a result, local governments now have unprecedented power to restrict “Open Carry” of both handguns and long guns on public property. State courts will send more of our personal information to SLED and the FBI – including the information of those not convicted of a crime.

PAY RAISE FOR POLITICIANS (H.3786 - 2021)

Voted YES

A bill that gives control of statewide politicians' salaries (Secretary of State, Treasurer, Attorney General, Comptroller, and Secretary of Education) to a handful of very powerful, corrupt state legislators - inlcuding Corrupt Hugh Leatherman.

PRO-CORRUPTION BILL (H.3605 - 2021)

Voted YES

A bill that eliminates the budget transparency law (SC Code 11-11-90). Allows state legislators to now legally use the secretive process that has led to massive corruption and State House money laundering schemes where friends, family and business partners of state legislators make money on our backs.

ILLEGAL STATE BUDGET (H.4100 - 2021)

Voted YES

Every year state legislators break the budget transparency law (SC Code 11-11-90). They do not hold "joint, open meetings" where the public can participate and decide how their money gets spent. This secretive process has led to massive corruption and State House money laundering schemes where friends, family and business partners of state legislators make money on our backs.

"CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION" (H.3205 - 2021)

Did Not Vote

A bill to call for an Article V Convention (Constitutional Convention) in order to re-write sections of the Constitution of the United States. If passed, state legislators - including Liberal Jay Lucas and Corrupt Hugh Leatherman - will decide who represents South Carolina at such a Convention.

"PERMIT-LESS" CARRY BILL (H.3096 - 2021)

Voted NO

A bill that would restore your gun rights by decriminalizing the open carry of a handgun, making a Concealed Weapons Permit (CWP) optional, and recognizing CWP holders from every other state – also known as “permit-less” carry.

CORONAVIRUS CORRUPTION (H.3707 - 2021)

Voted YES

A bill to send an extra $60 MILLION to the notoriously corrupt and incompetent Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) to “combat” the Chinese coronavirus – including PPE, vaccines, etc.

DATA WAREHOUSE VOTE (2019)

Voted YES

A bill to fund a “creepy” data warehouse - database to track your kids and grandkids from pre-school through college and determine what kind of career they can – and can’t – have.

TAX GIVEAWAY TO LIBERAL BILLIONAIRE OWNER OF NFL PANTHERS (H.4243 - 2019)

Voted YES

While we pay the highest income taxes in the Southeast, this bill gave massive tax breaks to the liberal billionaire owner of NFL Panthers. Shortly after the vote, state politicians also agreed to build him a brand-new $80 million road leading to his practice field. The trend continues: massive tax-breaks and unfair giveaways to out-of-state corporations, small businesses continue to pay high taxes.

GAS TAX HIKE (H.3516 - 2017)

Voted YES

The largest gas tax hike in state history. Years later, we’re paying more at the pump, but legislators are still funneling our money to their pet projects and our roads are still crumbling. Legislators and the Governor appoint and control SCDOT. Regardless of how they voted on the gas tax hike, your state politicians are responsible for the condition of your roads


Who are some of Bruce's top donors?

  • Southern Developers of Greenville c/o Hughes Investments Inc.
    • Phil Hughes is the main developer behind the proposed new Greenville Convention Center - for which Bruce Bannister has requested ten of million$ in taxpayer-funded earmarks

 

  • Duke Energy Corporation PAC
    • Lobbyist group for Duke Energy

 

  • Dominion PAC SC
    • Lobbyist group for Dominion Energy - the energy company that recently bought out SCE&G with lawmaker approval

 

  • Charter Communications

 

  • Nationwide South Carolina Political Participation Fund

Click here to see full disclosure.


How does Bruce make a living?

Disclosed Sources of Income

  • Bannister, Wyatt & Stalvey
  • BWS Properties LLC
  • SC House of Representatives

Click here to see full disclosure.


Want to learn more about Bruce?

In secret recording, state Rep. Bruce Bannister offered to broker $100K buyout for Greenville Sheriff Will Lewis

- Greenville News (10/11/19)

 

 

House members push pet projects through taxpayer-funded earmarks

- The Nerve (3/13/19)

"S.C. Reps. Bruce Bannister and Dwight Loftis want $5 million in state funding to help build a convention center in downtown Greenville that Bannister says would house a large art collection that had been displayed at the private Bob Jones University."

 

 

Plenty of pork in the governor’s proposed state spending plan

- The Nerve (1/22/21)

Bannister, a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, at the time said the center would house a large art collection that had been displayed at the private Bob Jones University. The money was designated to flow through the state Arts Commission, though the agency didn’t request the funding."


 

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