HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – Voters in Horry County have selected Tim McGinnis in the Republican primary for the District 56 seat at the South Carolina House of Representatives. He is the presumed candidate-elect for the seat, given that there are no Democrats running.
Tim McGinnis, Adam Miller, and Dwyer Scott were in the running in the special election to take the place of Republican Mike Ryhal, who resigned in August.
McGinnis received 1162 votes, or 66.4 percent of the total votes cast, according to the unofficial and uncertified election results from the county. Miller received 36 votes, or 2 percent. Dwyer Scott received 550 votes, 31.4 percent. The results will be certified by the county election commission later this week.
"We met so many great people going door to door, talking to voters, hearing what they had to say. It's the same thing with everybody, we need more infrastructure, we need more law enforcement,t we need to be accountable in Columbia and that's what I plan on doing as soon as I get up there," said McGinnis.
The winner of this election will run unopposed in the January 2 special election, since no Democrats filed.
District 56 spans from Carolina Forest into Conway.