FAIRFIELD COUNTY — According to official results reported by the Fairfield County Voter Registration Office on Thursday, incumbent State Rep. MaryGail Douglas overcame primary challenger William Killian, a Chester City Councilman. In Fairfield County, Douglas received 1,184 votes to 438 (a margin of 73 percent).
Douglas will be unchallenged in the November election.
Comments from Douglas were unavailable at press time.
In the U.S. Senate, Richland County Councilwoman Joyce Dickerson earned of the the two democratic nominations. Dickerson beat out Sidney Moore and Harry Pavilack. Dickerson rolled through Fairfield County with 62 percent of the votes. In Richland County, she carried 83 percent of the vote.
Dickerson will face off against Tim Scott, the Republican incumbent, in November. Scott earned his party’s second nomination over Randall Young, with nearly 90 percent of the totals in Fairfield County.
State Senator and Orangeburg Democrat Brad Hutto nailed his party’s second nomination in the U.S. Senate race by overcoming Jay Stamper with 76 percent of the vote, which included nearly 82 percent in Fairfield County. Hutto will face Republican incumbent Lindsey Graham in November. Graham ascended with 56 percent of the vote despite being challenged by six others. In Fairfield County, Det Bowers was the closest with 16 percent of the remaining votes.
In the Sixth Circuit Solicitor race, which is being vacated by retiring Doug Barfield, Randy Newman Jr. earned the bid for the Republic nomination by besting Tom Holland. Newman Jr. won Fairfield County with 54 percent of the vote to go along with winning totals in Lancaster County (2,393 to 1,840) and Chester County (379-289). Newman Jr. will face off against Fairfield County public defender William Frick in November.