SUMMERVILLE — The two Republican candidates running for a state House seat say they will not make an issue of a report that their Democratic opponent was jailed twice for not making child support payments on time.

David Mays is the Democratic candidate for the House District 94 seat, which includes Summerville, Ladson and Lincolnville in Dorchester and Charleston counties. The election is Dec. 4.

Mays was jailed briefly twice this year for falling behind on child-support payments and has another court appearance Oct. 31, according to court records.

Repeated attempts by The Post and Courier to contact Mays by telephone and through e-mails to his campaign Monday and Tuesday were unsuccessful.

Mays, a financial services representative, will face the winner of Tuesday's Republican primary runoff.

Both Republican candidates said they would not make an issue of Mays' troubles in family court. Jenny Horne, an attorney and real-estate broker, is running against Heyward Hutson, a former state representative.

"I don't think it's appropriate to comment," Horne said.

"The only thing I would say is what I've been saying all along: The best indication what a person will do after he is elected is what he has done before he is elected," Hutson said.