Unofficial results released in runoff elections along Grand Strand

Updated: Nov. 19, 2019 at 8:40 PM EST
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HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) – The Myrtle Beach City Council will have a new member and Surfside Beach has a new mayor, according to unofficial election runoff results

Unofficial results show that newcomer John Krajc defeated current councilwoman Mary Jeffcoat in the runoff election.

Krajc received 1,810 votes while Jeffcoat had 1,636 votes. He will serve a four-year term starting in January.

WMBF News caught up with Krajc after the results were announced and he said he’s ready to get to work for the Myrtle Beach community.

“You know, I wanna talk about downtown redevelopment and continue that promise. I wanna work with Mayor Brenda Bethune and Chief Amy Prock to work on public safety and develop a plan for homelessness in our city, as well as managing growth better with proactive infrastructure investment and making Myrtle Beach the most business-friendly city in the state of South Carolina," Krajc said.

The Myrtle Beach Election Commission will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday to canvass the votes and certify the election results.

In Surfside Beach, unofficial results show that Bob Hellyer won the mayoral election, defeating Julie Samples who had previously served on the town council.

Hellyer received 566 votes and Samples got 495 votes.

Four candidates also fought for the three remaining Surfside Beach Town Council seats. Michael Drake, Paul Holder and Cindy Keating won those seats.

Two candidates also battled it out for the final seat for Conway City Council.

Justin Jordan defeated Randy Alford for the seat.

Jordan received 623 votes while Randy Alford got 252 votes.

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