Democratic incumbent Vic Rawl kept a firm hold on his seat for Charleston County Councilís District 6 seat, in unofficial election results.

With all 18 precincts reporting at press time, Rawl had 71 percent of the vote, while petition candidate Carolyn Hughes had 29 percent.

Rawl, a retired circuit judge who touts a lifetime of public service, has served on County Council since 2008.

He said he plans in his second term to continue working on an overhaul in the way the county handles solid waste and on the improvement of services for senior citizens. He also supports infrastructure improvements and a consolidation of public services.

Rawl, a supporter of the controversial completion of Interstate 526, said he plans to attempt to find a compromise on the divisive issue.

And he plans to work to create a sound development agreement between the county and MWV on its proposed, massive East Edisto development in the southwestern part of the county.

Hughes, a real estate sales broker, also supported I-526 as well as infrastructure that supported controlled, planned growth. She originally filed to run as a Republican but was disqualified from the ballot in June.