GOING ON RIGHT NOW: The Republican Primary

Sheriff, Auditor on today's ballot at Laurens County polling places


TODAY: Sheriff Ricky W. Chastain faces challenger Don Reynolds in the Republican primary. The winner will be unopposed in the Nov. 8 general election.

You must present a picture ID at the polls to be eligible to vote.

Jim Coleman and David Tribble Jr. face off in the Republican primary to fill the unexpired term of Laurens County Auditor, to replace Sally Lancaster, who retired in 2015. There will be no Democratic candidate in the general election.

In the race for S.C. House District 42, which includes half of Clinton, Mark Cathcart and Tommy Mann will face off in the Republican primary.

The winner will face incumbent Mike Anthony, a Democrat, in the November general election.

Chastain and Reynolds were scheduled to face each other in the 2012 Republican primary (along with a third GOP candidate), but the S.C. Supreme Court decertified almost 250 candidates statewide resulting in very few primary contests.

Reynolds and three other people ran as petition candidates in the November general election in 2012 with Chastain winning re-election with 38.46% of the votes compared to Reynolds’ 36.33%.

Coleman served on Laurens County Council for 20 years as a Democrat before being defeated by Republican Stewart Jones. Tribble served on County Council before being elected to the S.C. House of Representatives and serving one term.

Polls opened TODAY (Tuesday, June 14) at 7 a.m. and will close at 7 p.m. 

Results will be posted online as soon as they are available Tuesday night at www.MyClintonNews.com. The winners won’t be available prior to The Chronicle’s print deadline for June 15.


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