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Special election to fill seat left vacant by Sen. Leatherman set for March 29

FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017 file photo, Sen. Hugh Leatherman, R-Florence, listens to...
FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017 file photo, Sen. Hugh Leatherman, R-Florence, listens to a speaker during the first day of legislative session at the South Carolina Statehouse in Columbia, S.C.(Sean Rayford | AP Photo/Sean Rayford, File)
Published: Nov. 16, 2021 at 4:11 PM EST
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FLORENCE, S.C. (WMBF) - The president of the South Carolina Senate announced Tuesday that March 29 will be the date of the special election to replace former state Sen. Hugh Leatherman.

Leatherman (R-Florence) served as Senate Finance Committee chairman for roughly two decades. He died Friday at 90-years-old.

Filing for the seat opens Dec. 3 at noon and closes Dec. 11 at noon.

Primary elections will occur on Jan. 25 and runoffs will be Feb. 8.

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