Incumbent state lawmaker Ted Vick, a Cheraw native, earned another term in the South Carolina House of Representatives in Tuesday’s General Election by besting his opponents.
Unofficial vote tallies show that Vick, a Democrat, won re-election to the state house District 53 seat by receiving 5,625 votes, or 45.5 percent, compared to Republican opponent Richie Yow who got 5,173 votes, or 41.85 percent, and Petition candidate Phil Powell who received 1,542 votes, or about 12.5 percent of all votes cast in that race district-wide.
Chesterfield County voters went for Vick, who has been in office since 2004, by giving him 5,282 votes, or 46.50 percent of the vote.
Yow gathered 40.14 percent of the county’s support, with 4,559 votes, and Powell received 1,500 votes, giving him just 13.21 percent of the vote from Chesterfield County.
The Constitutional Amendment Question on the ballot calling for the Governor and Lieutenant Governor to run on the same ticket by the year 2018, passed with 52.84 percent of the vote in Chesterfield County. There were 8,274 voters who said “yes” to this amendment, and 7,385 who said “no.” This change means the Lieutenant Governor will no longer preside over the Senate, and the Senate will elect their presiding officer from within the Senate body.
Uncontested elections within Chesterfield County include these winners: State Senate District 27, Democrat Vincent Sheheen; State Senate District 29, Democrat Gerald Malloy; State House of Representatives District 54, Democrat Elizabeth R. Munnerlyn; State House of Representatives District 56, Jay Lucas; Chesterfield County Solicitor Circuit 4, Democrat Will Rogers; Chesterfield County Clerk of Court, Democrat Faye L. Sellers; Chesterfield County Coroner, Democrat Kip Kiser; Chesterfield County Auditor, Democrat Jack Rivers; and Chesterfield County Treasurer, Democrat Kathy B. Sheeler.
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