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Republican Ashley Trantham wins over half of votes for SC House District 28 seat, per unofficial results

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Ashley Trantham. (Source: Facebook) Ashley Trantham. (Source: Facebook)

Four Republicans appeared on the ballot Tuesday in the primary election for the South Carolina House of Representatives’ District 28 seat.

Krystal Blume, Jonathan Smith, Ashley Trantham, and Bill Welch ran for the office, which is currently held by Eric Bedingfield, also a Republican. No Democrats filed for the election.

Bedingfield announced in August that he would retire in January 2018 to become the director of government affairs at Greenville Technical College.

The polls were open to voters in District 28, which covers southern Greenville County (see map).

When voting ended at 7 p.m., unofficial results revealed a clear-cut winner. Ashley Trantham won over more than 57 percent of the voters with 871 votes. Here are where the votes laid with the rest of the candidates:

  • Blume - 296 votes
  • Smith - 149 votes
  • Welch - 191 votes

The special election will be held on January 16.

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