GREENVILLE — Republican Phyllis Henderson has won a special election to fill a vacant seat in the South Carolina House from Greenville County.

WYFF-TV reported that Henderson got nearly 73 percent of the vote Tuesday in the race against Democrat Susan Scarborough-Smith.

Henderson fills the seat of the late Rep. Bill Wylie of Simpsonville. Officials say the 70-year-old Republican died of a heart attack while on vacation in Jackson’s Hole, Wyo., in September.