|| By FITSNEWS || Local attorney and “Republican” executive committeeman Russell Fry defeated Horry County councilman Tyler Servant in a special election GOP runoff this week along the South Carolina coast.
According to unofficial returns provided by the S.C. Election Commission, Fry received 1,736 votes (59.8 percent) compared to Servant’s 1,166 votes (40.2 percent). With no Democrats filing for the seat, Fry is a virtual lock to become the next S.C. Representative for House District 106 when a special general election is held next month.
Fry and Servant were vying for the seat formerly held by fiscally liberal “Republican” Nelson Hardwick, who was forced to resign in May amid multiple allegations of sexual harassment.
We did not get involved in this race … believing neither candidate was worth supporting.
Fry – like most “Republicans” at the S.C. State House – has vowed to be a “positive force for conservative reform in Columbia that provides opportunities for the next generation.”
We look forward to holding him to that promise …
If elected on September 15 as expected, Fry would serve out the remainder of Hardwick’s term. He would then stand for reelection in 2016.