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Goldfinch defeats Boyd in runoff for District 34 Senate seat

State Rep. Stephen Goldfinch defeated Reese Boyd in Tuesday's runoff for the District 34 Senate seat. (Source: WMBF News) State Rep. Stephen Goldfinch defeated Reese Boyd in Tuesday's runoff for the District 34 Senate seat. (Source: WMBF News)

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – South Carolina State Rep. Stephen Goldfinch defeated Reese Boyd in Tuesday's Republican runoff in the race for the District 34 Senate seat, according to unofficial results.

With the 42 precincts spread across Horry, Georgetown and Charleston counties reporting in at 10:40 p.m., Tuesday, the unofficial tally had Goldfinch with 52 percent of the vote to Boyd's 48 percent.

Goldfinch and Boyd amassed the most votes during the June 14 statewide primary, although neither could get a 51 percent majority, thereby forcing a runoff.

The other two challengers were Joe Ford and Dick Withington.

Both men were looking to take over the seat that has been held by Sen. Ray Cleary, who made the decision not to run again.

In May, Gov. Nikki Haley threw her support behind Boyd.

In the Republican runoff to represent Horry County School Board District 4, David Cox had 53 percent of the total vote to Scott Thompson’s 47 percent, according to unofficial results.

For the Democratic runoff for the District 3 seat for the Georgetown County Council, unofficial results show Everett Carolina Sr., defeating Leona Miller 64 percent to 36 percent.

The Democratic runoff to represent District 2 for the Marion County Council saw Oscar Foxworth amass 64 percent of the total vote to Simon Jenkin’s 36 percent, according to the unofficial tally.

Three Democratic runoffs in Dillon County were for three seats on the county council.

In the District 1 contest, James Campbell had 57 percent of the vote to the 43 percent Mike Powell received.

According to unofficial results, in the runoff for District 2, Jack Scott had 59 percent of the vote to 41 percent for Bobby Moody.

Finally, in the Dillon County Council District 4 runoff, T.F. Finklea won with 52 percent of the vote, compared to Aaron Gandy’s 48 percent, according to unofficial results.

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