Some West Ashley, James Island, North Charleston, Seabrook and Kiawah residents will vote Tuesday and choose among three candidates hoping to fill the remaining months of the District 41 Senate seat.
However, the winner won’t be certified until July 20 at the earliest, meaning he or she won’t be able to join their Senate colleagues in reviewing Gov. Nikki Haley’s budget vetoes.
Two Charleston lawyers — Republican Walter Hundley and Democrat Paul Tinkler — are running in Tuesday’s special election, as is Green party candidate and businesswoman Sue Edward.
Only Tinkler also plans to run during the Nov. 6 general election, which will decide who represents the district for the next four years. However, Hundley could mount a petition campaign should Republican and former Charleston County Councilman Paul Thurmond be declared ineligible in that race.
Edward said she is not running this fall because she cannot afford to miss three days of work a week when the Legislature returns to its regular sessions in January.
Read more in tomorrow’s editions of The Post and Courier.