Newton, Conwell defeat incumbents in Richland and Lexington county council primaries
In Richland County Council District 1, Republican incumbent Bill Malinowski defeated Stan Smith in the Republican primary, 51% to 49%. Richland County Council District 11, challenger Chakisse Newton defeated incumbent Councilman Norman Jackson 62% to 38%
In Richland County Council District 5, Allison Terracio had 55% of the percent to Brennan’s 45 percent, with 95 percent reporting.
The last update in Lexington County, with 97 of 101 precincts counted.
In Lexington County Council District 2, incumbent Larry Brigham had 54% and challenger Jeff Sarokas’ had 28% percent and Frank Townsend’s 19 percent. More than 97% of the vote was in when the last total was posted late Tuesday night.
In Lexington County Council District 7, Beth Carrigg had about 52% of the vote and Lloyd Higbe was at 48%.
In Lexington County Council District 8, Glen Conwell had 52%, incumbent Ned Tolar had 31% and Charles Crouch had 18%.