2 in runoff for House seat vacated by ex-Rep. Rick Quinn

February 28, 2018

LEXINGTON, S.C. (AP) — Two candidates meet in a runoff in two weeks for the South Carolina House seat that was vacated in December when former majority leader Rick Quinn resigned and pleaded guilty to misconduct in office.

Unofficial totals from Tuesday’s Republican primary voting in Lexington County show that fitness center owner Chris Wooten will faced Lexington School District One board member Anne Marie Eckstrom Green in a runoff March 13.

Wooten got 42 percent of the vote on Tuesday. Green was second with 23 percent.

Attorneys Joel Deason and Michael Weaver and business owner Alan Ray split the rest of the votes.

The winner of the runoff is likely to win Quinn’s seat. There are no other announced candidates for the May 1 special election.

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