The Thrill of Victory, the Agony of Defeat: June 11 Primary Results

“To God be the glory, it’s a conservative sweep!” said Matthew Durham after his re-nomination in District Two. The unofficial results re-nominated two incumbents, including Durham, and ousted two others.

Gena Acree won the Oconee Treasurer race by 687 votes, and Adam Duncan upset Bill Sandifer in District Two by 61 votes. Tommy James narrowly won District Four, defeating incumbent Julian Davis, and Glenn Hart secured District Five. Low voter turnout saw only two in ten voters participate.

Micah Black won the 10th Circuit Solicitor’s race with 54.84% of the vote, crediting strong family and community support in Anderson County.

The U.S. House District 3 Republican nomination heads to a runoff between Mark Burns and Sheri Biggs, while Byron Best won the Democratic nomination.

In Pickens County, Scott Lang and Dale Holloway won council races, Alex Saitta retained his seat, and Chris Bowers heads to a runoff against Brandon Thomas for District 5. The Sheriff’s race also heads to a runoff between Tommy Blankenship and Chuck James.

All runoffs are scheduled for June 25, and winning candidates are expected to be unopposed in the fall general election on November 5.