Unofficial results: John David wins Atlantic Beach town council seat in special runoff election

Published: Jan. 31, 2023 at 8:37 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 31, 2023 at 9:15 PM EST
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ATLANTIC BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - Atlantic Beach residents have chosen a new town councilman, according to unofficial results from Tuesday’s special runoff election.

Joe Montgomery, chair of Atlantic Beach’s Municipal Elections Commission, said John David received 36 votes, Michael Isom got 21 votes and Lendale Evans received eight votes.

A runoff election was held after neither candidate received more than 50% of the vote during the special election on Jan. 17.

David will take the place of Jim Dewitt.

Authorities said Dewitt and his wife Gloria were killed back in October in their Richland County home. Their son, Matthew Dewitt, has been arrested and charged with their murders.

The results of Tuesday’s special runoff election will be certified at 10 a.m. on Thursday.