Kimpson wins Senate 42 Democratic Primary
Charleston lawyer Marlon Kimpson dominated the polls Tuesday in the state Senate District 42 democratic primary runoff.
Kimpson received 69.7 percent of the votes. His opponent, Maurice Washington, received 30.3 percent, according to unofficial results from the State Election Commission.
Most of District 42 is in Charleston County, however a small part of Dorchester County – the Patriot Precinct – is included in the district as well.
The primary runoff was deemed necessary after no one candidate received more than 50 percent of the votes in the Aug. 13 primary.
Kimpson is joining Republican candidate Billy Shuman and Libertarian candidate Alex Thornton on the special election ballot.
The three candidates are competing to fill the seat of former Sen. Robert Ford, who was accused of violating campaign finance laws and resigned in May.
The deadline to register to vote in the Oct. 1 special election is Aug. 31, this Saturday.