Midterm Election 2018

ELECTION RESULTS: Midterm races affecting Sumter, Lee, Clarendon counties

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Following is a list of results for contested races affecting Sumter, Lee and Clarendon counties. Numbers are being updated live. Races with an asterisk (*) indicates it is non-partisan. One top vote-getter wins unless otherwise noted.

Sumter County is reporting 94.83 percent of its precincts, or 55 of 58. All reults remain unofficial from the South Carolina Election Commission until certified by the county.

Sumter County Office of Voter Registriation  and Elections Director Pat Jefferson said the total number reporting on the South Carolina Election Commission currently includes paper absentee ballots but not the 5,710 absentee ballots cast electronically in person throughout the county. Those are being counted now.

U.S. House of Representatives, District 5

Archie Parnell (D) —  41.30 % || 99,733 votes

Michael Chandler (Constitution) —  1.37 % || 3,320 votes

Ralph W. Norman (R) (incumbent) —  57.22 % || 138,178 votes (winner)

U.S. House of Representatives, District 6

James E. Jim Clyburn (D) (incumbent) —  70.71 % || 121,695 votes (winner)

Bryan Pugh (Green) —  1.59 % || 2,743 votes

Gerhard R. Gressmann (R) —  27.62 % || 47,531 votes

State House of Representatives, District 67

Murrell Smith (R) (incumbent) —  82.17 % || 8,640 votes (winner)

Brandon Humphries (Libertarian) —  17.22 % || 1,811 votes

Sumter School Board, At Large* (pick two)

Frank Baker —  24.52 % || 10,029 votes (winner)

James Burton —  5.95 % || 2,432 votes

William Levan Byrd (incumbent, appointed) —  5.75 % || 2,350 votes

Bonnie Disney (incumbent, appointed)  —  17.12 % || 7,002 votes

Lloyd Hunter —  7.33 % || 2,998 votes

Jay Linginfelter —  5.82 % || 2,381 votes

Bubba Rabon —  14.37 % || 5,876 votes

Shawn Ragin —  18.41 % || 7,531 votes (winner)

Sumter School Board, District 1*

Brian L. Alston —  38.68 % || 1,352 votes (winner)

Barbara Bowman —  20.52 % || 717 votes

Caleb M. Kershaw Jr. —  22.17 % || 775 votes

Mark Myers —  17.91 % || 626 votes

Sumter School Board, District 2*

John Michalik —  26.63 % || 845 votes

Sherril Ray —  40.31 % || 1,279 votes (winner)

Charles M. Smith —  31.86 % || 1,011 votes

Sumter School Board, District 3*

Josh Coleman —  18.56 % || 725 votes

Jason J. Johnson —  22.81 % || 891 votes

Matthew ‘Mac’ McLeod —  40.26 % || 1,573 votes (winner)

Eartha Reed —  9.55 % || 373 votes

John Shipman —  8.27 % || 323 votes

Sumter City Council, Ward 5*

Colin C. Davis —  51.39 % || 1,205 votes (winner)

Bob Galiano (incumbent) —  32.79 % || 769 votes

Chris Hilditch —  15.05 % || 353 votes

Clarendon County School Board, District 1* (pick three)

Keith Bowman (incumbent) —  25.89 % || 1,672 votes (winner)

Tony Junious (incumbent) —  28.94 % || 1,869 vptes (winner)

Bessie E. Leonard —  13.14 % || 849 votes

Bernard Richburg —  12.09 % || 781 votes

Cindy Risher (incumbent) —  19.54 % || 1,262 votes (winner)

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STATEWIDE RACES

Governor / Lieutenant Governor

James Smith / Mandy Powers Norrell (D) —  45.82 % || 713,084 votes

Henry McMaster / Pamela Evette (R) (incumbent) —  54.05 % ||  841,091 votes (winner)

Secretary of State

Melvin T. Whittenburg (D) —  42.65 % || 660,406 votes

Mark Hammond (R) (incumbent) —  57.29 % ||  887,204 votes (winner)

State Treasurer

Rosalyn L. Glenn (D) —  40.58% || 629,144 votes

Rosalyn L. Glenn (Working Families) —  1.71 % || 26,509 votes

Curtis Loftis (R) (incumbent) —  56.11 % || 869,853 votes (winner)

Sarah Work (Ameri can) —  1.56 % || 24,156 votes

Attorney General

Constance Anastopoulo (D) — 42.65 % || 662,110 votes

Constance Anastopoulo (Working Families) — 2.09 % || 32,467 votes

Alan Wilson (R) (incumbent) — 55.20 % || 857,034 votes (winner)

Commissioner of Agriculture

Chris Nelums (United Citizens) —  8.81 % || 107,915 votes

David Edmond (Green) —  15.09 % || 184,927 votes

Hugh Weathers (R) (incumbent) —  75.73 % || 928,073 votes (winner)

Lee County Capital Project Sales and Use Tax

Yes —  53.11 % || 1,971 votes (winner)

No —  46.89 % || 1,740 votes

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UNCONTESTED RACES (all are incumbents)

State House of Representatives, District 50 —  Will Wheeler (D)

State House of Representatives, District 51 —  David Weeks (D)

State House of Representatives, District 64 —  Robert L. Ridgeway III (D)

State House of Representatives, District 70 —  Wendy C. Brawley (D)

State House of Representatives, District 101 — Cezar McKnight (D)

Sumter City Council, Ward 1* — Thomas Bubba Lowery

Sumter City Council, Ward 3* — Calvin K. Hastie Sr.

Sumter County Council, District 2 — Artie Baker (R)

Sumter County Council, District 4 — Charles T. Edens (R)

Sumter County Council, District 6 — James “Jim” T. McCain Jr. (D)

Sumter County Probate Judge — Dale W. Atkinson (D)

Sumter School Board, District 4* — Johnny Hilton

Pinewood Mayor* — Sarah B. Mathis

Pinewood Town Council, Ward 3* — Leonard Houser

Pinewood Town Council, Ward 4* — Jack Spann

Soil and Water District Commission, Sumter* — Betty C. Martin

Solicitor, Circuit 3 — Ernest Chip Finney III (D)

Soil and Water District Commission, Clarendon* (pick two) —  David Richburg , Kevin Ross  

Soil and Water District Commission, Lee* (pick two) — Jim Ridenhour , Steven W. Welsh

Clarendon County Coroner (unexpired term) — Bucky Mock (D), appointed incumbent

Clarendon County Council, District 1 — Billy Richardson (D)

Clarendon County Council, District 2 — J. Frierson (D)

Clarendon County Council, District 3 — Benton Blakely (D)

Clarendon County Treasurer — Matt Evans (D)

Clarendon County Auditor — Patricia Pringle (D)

Lee County Auditor — Cecil LeVear Stevens (D)

Lee County Council, District 3 — David Addison (D)

Lee County Council, District 4 — Gordon Eckley (D)

Lee County Council, District 6 — Charles Arthur Beasley (D)

Lee County Council, District 7 — Johnette McCutchen Caughman (D)

Lee County School Board, District 4 — Sylvia A. Scott (D)

Lee County School Board, District 5 — Regitt James (D)

Lee County School Board, District 6 — Nathaniel Brunson (D)

Lee County Treasurer — H. Wayne Capell (D)

(Source: South Carolina Election Commission. All results are uncertified.)

Candidates for partisan offices appear on the ballot in party order, which rotates every two years at the time of the general election. When party order rotates, the party that was previously first in the order moves to the bottom of the list. “Petition” is included in this party rotation so that the place for petition candidates rotates with the parties. Multiple petition candidates are ordered alphabetically by last name. Candidates for non-partisan offices are ordered alphabetically by last name. The write‐in space always appears last.