Ballard wins runoff for County Council Dist. 26

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South Greenville

Lynn Ballard won the Republican runoff election held Tuesday May 13 and will face Democrat Windell Rodgers in a special election June 17 to decide who will represent District 26 on Greenville County council for the remainder of the year.

Ballard defeated Todd Fredrick with 67 percent of the vote, or 343 votes to Fredrick’s 168 votes.

Frederick was the second vote getter in the primary election held recently, in which only one vote separated him and the next highest vote getter, Ed Poore.

Another special primary election will be held June 10 to decide the Republican candidate for the same seat, this time for the four year term beginning Jan. 1.

The same candidates that competed in the first Republican primary are expected to be on the ballot for the second one.

They are Lynn Ballard, Todd Fredrick, Ed Poore and Buddy Dyer. If a runoff is required, it will be held June 24.

The winner will face the Democrat candidate, Rodgers, in the general election which will be Nov. 4.

The elections became necessary when former District 26 representative Dan Rawls died in February.