Though the race for Sumter County District 2 was heated as polling results came in from the eight respective precincts, incumbent Artie Baker and Bubba Rabon, the two leading candidates, ended the …
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Though the race for Sumter County District 2 was heated as polling results came in from the eight respective precincts, incumbent Artie Baker and Bubba Rabon, the two leading candidates, ended the evening cordially.
Baker took the primaries with 51.4 percent of the votes, equaling 479 votes. Rabon ended the night with 399 votes, or 42.8 percent.
Hazel Evenich, the third candidate in the Republican primary for District 2, which mainly includes Shaw Air Force Base, brought in 53 votes at 5.6 percent.
Baker, who is now headed for a sixth term on county council, thanked his constituents for their votes and thanked those who worked on his campaign.
"It was a tough campaign, but I'm glad we got through it," he said.
Rabon was a good candidate and had a good campaign, he said.
"I would like to thank all of my supporters," Rabon said. "Contributions of time, money and prayers are greatly appreciated. Congratulations to my opponent Artie Baker."
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