Complete Statewide 2022 South Carolina Primary Election Results

June 15, 2022

Palmetto Promise Team

South Carolina voters went to the polls on Tuesday to select hundreds of candidates for local and statewide seats. We’ve compiled a complete list of election results for statewide and Statehouse offices, that we’ll update as returns continue to roll in. Results marked with * are still incomplete.

If you don’t see your SC House District or SC House member below, please note that in 49 districts only one candidate for one political party filed. There was no need for a Primary in those cases and the General Election ballot will have only one candidate. In 31 districts there were no Primary Elections required yesterday, but there will be General Election contests between candidates for two or more political parties.

To view results in the various races, you can click these links to be taken to that section.

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I = Incumbent
X = Winner/Run-Off

Last updated: 9:00 AM EDT 6/15/2022


U.S. Senate Results

U.S. SENATE

DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY
Catherine Fleming Bruce  34.66%  X
Angela Geter  32.12%
Krystle Matthews  33.22%  X

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U.S. House of Representatives Results

U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES DISTRICT 1

REPUBLICAN PRIMARY
Katie Arrington 45.88%
Nancy Mace 52.86%  I  X
Lynz Piper-Loomis 1.26%

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U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES DISTRICT 4

     
REPUBLICAN PRIMARY
George Abuzeid 6.43%
Mark Burns 23.81%
Michael LaPierre 17.07%
William Timmons 52.69% I  X

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U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES DISTRICT 5

DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY
Kevin Eckert  42.40%
Evangeline Hundley  57.60%  X

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U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES DISTRICT 6

DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY
Michael Addison  7.48%
James Clyburn  88.05%  I  X
Gregg Marcel Dixon  4.47%

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U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES DISTRICT 6

REPUBLICAN PRIMARY
Duke Buckner  74.43%  X
Sonya Morris  25.57%

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U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES DISTRICT 7

     
REPUBLICAN PRIMARY
Barbara Arthur  12.31%
Garrett Barton  2.53%
Russell Fry  51.07%  X
Mark McBride  1.97%
Spencer A Morris  0.52%
Tom Rice 24.54% I
Ken Richardson  7.07%

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Statewide Constitutional Offices Results

GOVERNOR

NO INCUMBENT
DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY
Carlton Boyd 5.40%
Mia McLeod  31.60%
Joe Cunningham  55.61%  X
Calvin CJ Mack McMillan  3.56%
William H Williams  3.84%

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GOVERNOR

REPUBLICAN PRIMARY
Henry McMaster 83.16% I  X
Harrison Musselwhite 16.84%

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SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION

 NO INCUMBENT
DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY
Gary L Burgess 31.22%
Lisa Ellis 50.03%  X
Jerry Govan 18.75%

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SUPERINTENDENT
OF EDUCATION 

NO INCUMBENT
REPUBLICAN PRIMARY
Travis Bedson  13.80%
Bryan Chapman  12.20%
Kizzi Gibson  11.31%
Lynda Leventis-Wells  8.38%
Kathy Maness  31.19%  X
Ellen Weaver  23.13%  X

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SECRETARY OF STATE

REPUBLICAN PRIMARY
Keith Blandford  24.46%
Mark Hammond  75.54%  I  X

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ATTORNEY GENERAL

REPUBLICAN PRIMARY
Lauren Martel  33.63%
Alan Wilson  66.37% I  X

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COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE

REPUBLICAN PRIMARY
Bill Bledsoe  28.51%
Bob Rozier  11.52%
Hugh Weathers  59.97%  I  X

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South Carolina House Results

SC HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, DISTRICT 1

REPUBLICAN PRIMARY
Wally Sparks 35.19%
Bill Whitmire 64.81% I X
Oconee & Pickens Counties
Rep. Whitmire is re-elected to the seat he first won in 2002. He defeated retired police chief Wally Sparks. There is no General Election opponent.

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SC HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, DISTRICT 4

 

 

 

REPUBLICAN PRIMARY
David Davey Hiott 63.21% I X
Matthew Kutilek 36.79%
Pickens County
The new Majority Leader is re-elected (seat first won in 2004) by defeating retired U.S. Marine Matthew Kutilek. There is no General Election opponent.

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SC HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, DISTRICT 5

 

 

 

REPUBLICAN PRIMARY
Neal Collins 50.12% I X
Clay Hamlett 39.76%
Dennis Bo Roberts  10.11%
Greenville and Pickens Counties
The Fighting Fifth is always must-see politics. Rep. Collins (first elected 2014) got the necessary 50% +1 to avoid a runoff. There is no General Election opponent.

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SC HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, DISTRICT 6

 

 

 

REPUBLICAN PRIMARY
April Cromer 59.64% X
Brian White 40.36% I
Anderson County
In a hard-fought campaign, newcomer April Cromer defeats Rep. White (first elected 2000). There is no General Election opponent.

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SC HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, DISTRICT 7

 

 

 

REPUBLICAN PRIMARY
Alex Foppoli 22.93%
Jay West 77.07% I X
Abbeville, Anderson, Greenville Counties
Rep. West (first elected 2016) faces Democrat Christopher Salley in the General Election.

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SC HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, DISTRICT 10

 

 

 

REPUBLICAN PRIMARY
Thomas Beach 50.35% X
West Cox 31.98% I
Mark Durham  17.67%
Anderson, Greenville, Pickens Counties
Thomas Beach not only defeated an incumbent, but if the numbers hold, he also tallied enough votes to avoid a runoff in a three-way race. Rep. Cox was originally elected to the seat in 2018. Durham ran against Cox in 2020 also. There is no General Election opponent.

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SC HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, DISTRICT 14

 

 

 

REPUBLICAN PRIMARY
Joe Benson 26.01%
Stewart O. Jones 61.51% I X
Cole Kazmarski 12.48%
Laurens County
Rep. Stewart Jones (elected 2018) faces Democrat Daniel Duncan in the General Election.

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SC HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, DISTRICT 18

 

 

 

REPUBLICAN PRIMARY
Keith Jones 42.05%
Alan Morgan 57.95% I X
Greenville County
Rep. ALAN Morgan (elected in Special Election May 24, 2022) faces Democrat Michael Reitz in the General Election. Alan’s brother ADAM represents District 20.

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SC HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, DISTRICT 22

 

 

 

REPUBLICAN PRIMARY
Brett Brocato 41.31%
Jason Elliott 58.69% I X
Greenville County
Rep. Elliott is re-elected to the seat he first won in 2016. He defeats Brocato in a rematch of 2018. There is no General Election opponent.

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SC HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, DISTRICT 25   NO INCUMBENT  
DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY
Adriene Atkinson 26.10%
Justin Bennett  1.60%
Wendell Jones  31.27% X
Derrick L. Quarles  29.82% X
Bruce Wilson 11.21%
Greenville County
Rep. Leola Robinson (D) is retiring. Adriene Atkinson and Bruce Wilson ran against Robinson in 2020.
The winner of the Democratic runoff faces Republican Yvonne Julian, Independence Party candidate Tony Boyce and Libertarian Jack Logan in November.

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SC HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, DISTRICT 27

NO INCUMBENT
REPUBLICAN PRIMARY
Cynthia Horner 20.95%
Laird Minor  23.39%
David Vaughan  52.51% X
Ira E. Williams  3.14%
Greenville County
David Vaughan wins a four-way race without requiring a runoff for the seat currently held by Rep. Garry Smith (elected 2002). There is no General Election opponent.

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SC HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, DISTRICT 30

 

NO INCUMBENT

 

REPUBLICAN PRIMARY
Dean Cook 10.36%
Brian Lawson  19.97% X
Jimbo Martin  27.29% X
Steph Smith  19.62%
Dennie Stroupe  16.08%
Shannon Tyler  6.68%    
Cherokee and Spartanburg Counties
If these close results hold, Jimbo Martin and Brian Lawson are in a runoff in two weeks to decide who will replace retiring Rep. Steve Moss (first elected 2008). There is no General Election opponent.

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SC HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, DISTRICT 33

 

 

 

REPUBLICAN PRIMARY
Bill DeVore 46.89%
Travis A. Moore  53.11% I X
Spartanburg County
Travis Moore (first elected 2020) defeats physician Bill DeVore. There is no General Election opponent.

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SC HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, DISTRICT 36

 

 

 

REPUBLICAN PRIMARY
Rita Allison 46.03% I
Rob Harris  53.97% X
Spartanburg County
Education & Public Works Committee Chair Rita Allision is defeated by registered nurse Harris in a hotly contested campaign. There is no General Election opponent.

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SC HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, DISTRICT 39

 

 

 

REPUBLICAN PRIMARY
Cal Forrest 85.21% I X
Katie Hall  14.79%
Lexington and Saluda Counties
Forrest (first elected 2016) has no General Election opponent.

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SC HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, DISTRICT 40

 

 

 

REPUBLICAN PRIMARY
Tammy Johns 30.33% X
Rick Martin  23.53% I
Joe White  46.14% X
Lexington and Newberry Counties
Johns and White will square off in a runoff in two weeks to decide who will replace incumbent Martin who had won the seat in 2016 but finished third of three last night. There is no General Election opponent.

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SC HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, DISTRICT 42

 

 

 

REPUBLICAN PRIMARY
Melinda Butler 22.47%
Doug Gilliam  77.53% I X
Laurens & Union Counties
Gilliam wins again in this rematch of 2020. There is no General Election opponent.

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SC HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, DISTRICT 43

     
REPUBLICAN PRIMARY
Mark Corral 48.06%
Randy Ligon  51.94%  I X
Chester & York Counties
A lot of independent money was spent in this one. There is no General Election opponent.

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SC HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, DISTRICT 44

NO INCUMBENT
REPUBLICAN PRIMARY
Solomon Golddiamond 44.61%
Mike Neese  55.39% X
Lancaster County
Mike Neese will face Democrat Katie Crosby and Independence Party candidate Aaron McKinney in November for the district number of Rep. Sandy McGarry (retiring after one term due to new district lines).

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SC HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, DISTRICT 46

NO INCUMBENT
REPUBLICAN PRIMARY
Barry Baker 15.03%
Heath Sessions  84.97% X
York County
Sessions wins the primary handily to replace retiring Rep. Gary Simrill (first elected 1992). There is no General Election opponent.

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SC HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, DISTRICT 52

REPUBLICAN PRIMARY
Ben Connell 59.10% X
Vic Dabney  40.90% I
Kershaw County
Rep. Vic Dabney (first elected 2020) is defeated after one term. Connell will face Democrat Eve Carlin in November.

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SC HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, DISTRICT 55

DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY
Jamal Campbell 37.05%
Jackie E. Hayes  62.95% I X
REPUBLICAN PRIMARY
Robert Norton  57.40% X
Tracy Pelt  42.60%
Dillion, Horry, and Marlboro Counties
Rep. Jackie (Coach) Hayes (first elected 1998) and Robert Norton will face each other and Independent Party candidate Michael Copland in November.

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SC HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, DISTRICT 61

  NEW DISTRICT  
REPUBLICAN PRIMARY
John Cassidy 46.37%
Carla Schuessler  53.63%  X
Horry County
This district moved from Lake City to Horry with redistricting. Carla Schuessler will face Democrat Ashlyn Preaux in November.

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SC HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, DISTRICT 62

DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY
Bryson Sparks Caldwell 31.38% X
Robert Williams  68.62% I
Darlington and Florence Counties
There is no General Election opponent for Rep. Williams (first elected 2006).

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SC HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, DISTRICT 70

  NEW DISTRICT  
DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY
Wendy C. Brawley 47.75% I
Jermaine Johnson  50.19% I X
Bridgette Jones Larry  2.06%
Richland County
Rep. Jermaine Johnson will face Republican Vincent E. Wilson and Green Party candidate Charla Henson-Simons in November. Incumbents Brawley and Johnson were drawn into the same district due to reapportionment.

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SC HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, DISTRICT 71

     
REPUBLICAN PRIMARY
Nathan Ballentine 75.20% I X
Paul Erickson  24.80%
Lexington and Richland Counties
There is no General Election opponent for Rep. Ballentine (first elected 2004).

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SC HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, DISTRICT 73

     
DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY
Chris Hart 82.02% I X
Touami D. Pride  17.98%
Richland County
There is no General Election opponent for Rep. Hart (first elected 2006).

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SC HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, DISTRICT 77

     
REPUBLICAN PRIMARY
Kizzie Smalls 50.26% X
William C. Treadway, Jr.  49.74%
Richland County
Kizzie Smalls will face incumbent Rep. Kambrell Garvin (D) in November.

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SC HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, DISTRICT 80

  NEW DISTRICT  
REPUBLICAN PRIMARY
Kathy Landing 56.63% X
Chris Staubes  43.37%
Charleston County
This Hopkins (Richland) District moved to Charleston. Former candidate for US Congress Kathy Landing wins and will face Democrat Donna Brown Newton in November.

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SC HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, DISTRICT 81

     
REPUBLICAN PRIMARY
Bart Blackwell 62.68% I X
Betsy Lamb  37.32%
Aiken County
There is no General Election opponent for Rep. Blackwell (first elected 2016).

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SC HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, DISTRICT 85

NO INCUMBENT
REPUBLICAN PRIMARY
Rebecca Blackburn Hines 10.29%
Catherine Huddle  17.20%
Jay Kilmartin  52.38% X
Christian Stegmaier  20.13%
Lexington County
Jay Kilmartin wins the primary outright without a runoff in a crowded field for the seat being vacated by retiring Rep. Chip Huggins. Kilmartin will face Libertarian John Davis in November.

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SC HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, DISTRICT 89

     
REPUBLICAN PRIMARY
Micah Caskey 50.43% I X
Melanie Shull  49.57%
Lexington County
After the 26-vote win, there is no General Election opponent for Rep. Caskey (first elected 2016).

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SC HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, DISTRICT 90*

DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY
Justin Bamberg 81.86% I X
Evert Comer Jr.  18.14%
Bamberg and Orangeburg Counties
Comer is back after being defeated by Bamberg in 2020. Same result. Rep. Bamberg (first elected 2014) will face Republican Sharon Carter in November.
*The Republican candidate in 2020, Glenn Posey, lost by 90 votes but district lines have changed and will change again in 2024 due to a federal court order.

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SC HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, DISTRICT 91

     
DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY
Lonnie Hosey 80.37% I X
Kevin Ray  19.63%
Allendale, Barnwell and Orangeburg Counties
There is no General Election opponent for Rep. Hosey (first elected 1998).

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SC HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, DISTRICT 97

DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY
Damian Daly 35.84%
ReZsaun Lewis  64.16%  X
REPUBLICAN PRIMARY
Glenn Posey  9.82%
Robby Robbins  77.91% I X
Candace Jennings  12.27%
Colleton and Dorchester Counties
Robby Robbins defeated Lewis in the Special Election for the seat of resigned Rep. Mandy Kimmons on May 17, 2022 winning 63% of the vote. A Summerville attorney, Robbins won the Primary for the permanent seat on Tuesday and there will be a rematch with Lewis in November.

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SC HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, DISTRICT 98

     
REPUBLICAN PRIMARY
Greg Ford 31.73%
Christopher J. Murphy  68.27% I X
Dorchester County
Rep. Chris Murphy (elected 2010), who chairs the House Judiciary Committee, will face Democrat Sydney Clinton in November.

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SC HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, DISTRICT 101

     
DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY NEW DISTRICT
Roger K. Kirby 48.20% I X
Cezar McKnight  48.12% I  X
William Terry Wallace  3.68%
Berkeley, Florence and Williamsburg Counties
New district lines forced incumbent Democrat State Representatives Roger Kirby and Cezar McKnight into the same district. If the 4-vote margin holds, Kirby will face no opponent on the ballot in November.

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SC HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, DISTRICT 102

       
DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY
Collin Holloway 15.42%
Joe H. Jefferson 84.58% I X
Berkeley and Dorchester Counties
Rep. Joe Jefferson (elected 2010) will face Republican Ralph Elsey in November.

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SC HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, DISTRICT 106

  NO INCUMBENT  
REPUBLICAN PRIMARY
Bruce Bailey 11.55%
Howard Barnard  18.80%
Val Guest  38.11% X
Brian Sweeney  31.54% X
Horry County
Rep. Russell Fry (first elected 2014) was nominated for South Carolina’s Seventh U.S. Congressional District but gave up this SC House seat to run.
The winner of the runoff in two weeks between Guest and Sweeney will face Democrat Ryan Thompson in November.

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SC HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, DISTRICT 112

     
DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY
David Stanley Artushin 51.10% X
Stephen Hilton  48.90%
REPUBLICAN PRIMARY
Joe Bustos  53.75% I X
Jackie LaPan Edgerton  33.57%
Ross Ward  12.69%
Charleston County
Rep. Bustos (first elected 2020) will face Democratic Primary winner Artushin in November.

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SC HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, DISTRICT 114

     
REPUBLICAN PRIMARY
Lin Bennett 45.99% I
Gary Brewer  54.01%  X
Charleston and Dorchester Counties
Rep. Lin Bennett (first elected 2016) loses to Gary Brewer. Brewer will face Democrat Michelle Brandt in November.

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SC HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, DISTRICT 116

     
REPUBLICAN PRIMARY
Dixie Button 20.54%
Matt Leber  79.46% X
Charleston and Colleton Counties
Matt Leber will face incumbent Democrat Rep. Chardale Murray (first elected 2020) in November.

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SC HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, DISTRICT 121

     
DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY
Marvin Lamar Bowens 43.78%
Michael F. Rivers Sr.  56.22% I X
REPUBLICAN PRIMARY
Eric J. Erickson  65.76% X
Timothy Swain  34.24%
Beaufort and Colleton Counties
The winners of the respective primaries, Rivers and Erickson, will face each other in November. Erickson was the 2020 GOP nominee as well. Rivers was first elected in 2016.

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Advisory Question Results

 

Advisory Question 1

REPUBLICAN BALLOT

Should people have the right to register with the political party of their choice when they register to vote?

Yes 83.77%
No 16.23%

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Advisory Question 2

REPUBLICAN BALLOT 

Should candidates for local school boards be able to run as a candidate of the political party of their choice, just like candidates for other elected offices?

Yes 76.69%
No 23.31%

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Advisory Question 3

REPUBLICAN BALLOT 

In a situation where there is more than one person responsible for damages in a lawsuit, do you support changing South Carolina law so that each person should pay damages based on that person’s actual share of fault?

Yes 86.83%
No 13.17%

 

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Source: SCvotes.org