Jay Jordan wins special election for House District 63 seat

Newly elected state House District 63 Rep. Jay Jordan is shown in this December 2014 campaign photo.

FLORENCE, S.C. — Florence attorney Jay Jordan has won a special election to fill the House District 63 seat vacated by Rep. Kris Crawford.

The Morning News of Florence reported that Jordan said he is looking forward to serving his constituents and is grateful to those who assisted him in his four-month campaign.

Results showed 515 people voted in a district of nearly 24,000 registered voters. The 35-year-old had no Democratic opposition in the heavily Republican district.

In the Feb. 24 primary, Jordan defeated Florence City Councilman Robby Hill and property management firm owner Elijah Jones to win the GOP nomination.

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Crawford resigned in December, a month after being elected to a fifth term. The emergency room physician said the drive from Florence to his job in Columbia was wearing him out.

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Information from: Morning News, http://www.scnow.com