ROCKVILLE -- With only three candidates on the ballot in a race to fill four town council seats, voters in this tiny town in southwestern Charleston County awarded the final seat to a write-in candidate.
Patricia Giddens Wright gathered 30 write-in votes in unofficial results to secure a council seat. There were 44 total votes cast in the council race and an uncontested race to choose a new mayor, outgoing Mayor Mary Ann Cates said.
Riley A. Bradham II, an attorney with an office in Walterboro, ran unopposed for mayor and collected 42 votes. Along with Wright, the council will consist of incumbents Ralph Zach Nelson, who got 43 votes; Allen Whilden Holmes, 37 votes; and Henry C. Holst Sr., 36 votes, Cates said.
Rockville mayors and council members serve two-year terms.
"This is the town that I grew up in and it will be an honor to serve the people of Rockville," Bradham said.