FLORENCE, S.C. (WMBF) - Teresa Ervin has secured the Democratic nomination in the race to be the next mayor of Florence.
According to unofficial results, Ervin had 55% of the vote to fellow challenger George Jebaily‘s 45%.
Ervin will go up against Republican Bryan Braddock in November’s election.
Ervin has served on the city council since 2010 and said she’s thankful for the opportunity to serve as the Democratic nominee for mayor.
“I love my city and I’m thankful to be here. I actually told my neighbor today when I leave this city... I plan to leave in a box. That means they’re rolling me out because I’ve passed away, so thank you to everyone who voted for me and I’m going to need you again,” Ervin said.
She added that it feels good to get the primary over with so she can now focus her attention on November’s election.
Ervin said her team helped make the victory possible by making calls and walking the streets to get people out to the polls.
Florence Mayor Stephen Wukela announced in October that he would not be seeking re-election. He has served as the leader of Florence since 2008.