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Jay Jordan retains seat in Columbia

November 8, 2018

FLORENCE, S.C. – A familiar face will represent District 63 in the South Carolina House of Representatives.

Republican Jay Jordan received 64.61 percent of the votes Tuesday and defeated Democrat Mike Brank.

Jordan is a Florence native and a lawyer. His is a graduate of the Charleston School of Law and the College of Charleston. He ultimately returned to Florence after graduation and opened his own law firm after returning.

Brank works for Match Factors as an account executive and also serves as a barista at Lula’s Coffee Company, which he described as a “fun, passion kind of thing.”

House District 63 includes the area of west Florence.

Jordan was elected on April 14, 2015, to fill the remaining term of Kris Crawford, who resigned citing family reasons and the reorganization of the House. Jordan was re-elected in the 2016 general election with 99.15 percent of the vote. He did not face opposition in either the general or primary election.

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