FORT MILL TOWNSHIP — It appears that Fort Mill School Board incumbent Scott Patterson has retained his seat and challengers Pam Martin and Tom Audette won the other two at-large seats on the ballot, according to unofficial results.
Incumbent Chantay Bouler appears to have lost her seat, coming in sixth place out of the seven-candidate race with 4,507 votes.
Here are the results with all precincts reporting:
Tom Audette: 6,253
Brian Boyd: 4,100
Michele Branning: 5,915
Chantay F. Bouler: 4,507
Jennifer Greene: 4, 776
Pam Martin: 6,441
Scott Patterson: 7,960
In another race, Republican Wes Hayes was re-elected Tuesday in S.C. Senate District 15, surviving political attacks from a shadow group and competition from tea party activist Joe Thompson.
District 15 includes Tega Cay, Lake Wylie, southern Rock Hill and Fort Mill.
Hayes, a Rock Hill lawyer, has served in the Legislature for 27 years. Thompsons effort to unseat the long-time Senator was the first opposition Hayes has faced since 1992.
In the U.S. House Dist. 5 race, incumbent Mick Mulvaney (R-Indian Land) appeared easily re-elected, capturing the vote 2-1 over Democratic challenger Joyce Knott of Rock Hill.
The race for the new S.C. House Dist. 26 seat went to Raye Felder, a Fort Mill Republican running as a petition candidate, who defeated Libertarian Jeremy Walters of Fort Mill 5,097 to 4,576 with all 16 precincts reporting.
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The Herald contributed