The Berkeley County supervisor and one council member both face runoffs in two weeks after Tuesday's Republican primary.
Supervisor Dan Davis and District 6 Councilman Jack Schurlknight, incumbents who were labeled by a local conservative grassroots group as "Republicans in Name Only," will both have runoffs on June 24.
Davis will face Moncks Corner Mayor Bill Peagler and Schurlknight will face state Department of Transportation spokesman James Law.
Davis was first elected eight years ago after a runoff against retired Congressman Henry Brown that was decided by less than 2,000 votes.
Berkeley County election commissioner Adam Hammons said the day went smoothly, but voter turnout, just over 17 percent, was lower than expected.
"Primary turnout is always low," he said. "We expected closer to 20 to 25 percent, but I guess I'm not surprised it was 17."
He said he expects even fewer voters to turn out for the runoff.
Berkeley County Republican Party Chairman Terry Hardesty also expressed disappointment at the turnout but isn't surprised that voters will have to return to the polls in two weeks.
"When you've got three candidates in several races, that's pretty inevitable," he said.
In unofficial results, with 61 of 61 precincts reporting, Davis received 44 percent of the vote to Peagler's 39 percent. Jerry Beckley received 16 percent.
With 19 of 19 precincts reporting, Schurlknight received 45 percent of the vote, Law got 39 percent, and Baron Thomas had 16 percent.
In the sheriff's race, longtime Sheriff Wayne DeWitt received 59 percent of the vote with 61 of 61 precincts reporting. Challenger Brian Adams took 35 percent and Matt Smoak, 6 percent.
Mary P. Brown also kept her Clerk of Court position, with 55 percent of ballots going to her and 45 percent to challenger Leah Guerry Dupree after all 61 precincts reported.
In one of the most lopsided races in the county, newcomer Tommy Newell won the District 4 seat with 59 percent of the vote, with all 7 precincts reporting. James Royce had 22 percent of the vote and Aldo Napoli, 19 percent. Cathy Davis was not seeking re-election.
In District 5, incumbent Dennis Fish received 55 percent of the vote and Bud Thames, 45 percent, with 8 of 8 precincts reporting.
None of the candidates face Democratic challengers in November.
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