MONCKS CORNER -- A driver's license was enough to dismiss a challenge to Jimmy Hinson's residency in S.C. House District 117.
The Berkeley County Board of Elections on Thursday ruled that because Hinson's license shows the address he filed when he registered to vote, he is legally a resident of the district where he is running for the Statehouse seat. It was "the only thing we could rule on," said John Trout, elections board vice chairman.
Hinson, a Berkeley County School Board member, was challenged by Bill Crosby, a former County Council member who is also running for the Berkeley-Charleston counties state legislative seat being vacated by Tim Scott.
Jermaine Husser is also running for the seat.
All the candidates are Republican.
Crosby said he won't appeal the ruling. "If I'm going to win, I'm going to win at the polls. Let the voters decide who's best for them."
Hinson did not immediately return a phone call seeking comment. Hinson's political career also featured a residency challenge when he ran for the school board seat in 2006. Hinson previously ran for the House 92 seat, including a rugged campaign in 2000 against his then-wife Shirley Hinson.