UNION COUNTY — Voters headed to the polls Tuesday to select the candidates for the Democratic and Republican parties for three seats on Union County Council, the county’s only seat in the SC House of Representatives, one its seats in SC Senate, and the US House of Representatives District 5 seat.
The Democrats were selecting candidates for Districts 2, 3, and 5 seats on Union County Council.
In District 2, incumbent councilman Ralph Tucker was being challenged in his reelection bid by John Glenn and James R. Rice. No Republicans are running for the seat.
In District 3, incumbent councilman Tommy Ford was being challenged in his reelection bid by Howard “Wahoo” Gibson. The winner will face Republican David Sinclair in the general election in November.
In District 5, incumbent Randall “Chump” Hanvey was being challenged in his reelection bid by Tommie L. Hill Sr. No Republicans are running for the seat.
The Republicans were selecting candidates for the SC House of Representatives District 42 seat, the SC. Senate District 14 seat, and the US House of Representatives District 5 seat.
In SC House 42, Mark Cathcart and Tommy Mann were running for the GOP nomination. The winner will face Democratic incumbent Rep. Mike Anthony in the November general election.
In SC Senate 14, incumbent Harvey Peeler was being challenged in his bid for reelection by Kenny Price. No Democrats are running for the seat.
In US House District 5, incumbent Mick Mulvaney is being challenged in his bid for reelection by Ray Craig. The winner will face Democrat Fran Person and the nominee of the American Party in the November general election.
The results of Tuesday’s primaries were not available at press time Tuesday. To see the results of the primaries go online at www.uniondailytimes.com and see Saturday’s edition of The Union Times.
Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090.