Several incumbents defeated in primary


Anderson County Voters decided Tuesday that they want some changes in who represents them on the local level.

Longtime State House District 6 incumbent Brian White has lost his seat to challenger April Cromer. Cromer received 2,565 votes to White’s 1,736.

House District 7 representative Jay West will keep his seat. West received 2,129 votes in Anderson County to 618 for his opponent Alex Foppoli.

House District 10 representative West Cox is another incumbent who lost his seat in the primary. Challenger Thomas Beach received a total of 1,203 votes, Cox was second with 763 and Mark Durham had 391.

For Anderson County Probate Judge, J. T. Foster was the top vote getter with 8,179 votes to James Saxon’s 6,963.

John Benca narrowly defeated Dani Caldwell for the unexpired Auditor term in Anderson County. Benca received 7,235 votes to Caldwell’s, 7,214.

Anderson County Council District 3 incumbent Ray Graham lost his seat to Greg Elgin. Graham received 769 votes while his opponent receive 1,665.

Anderson County Council District 5 incumbent Tommy Dunn narrowly held on to his seat, receiving 1,205 votes to 1,125 for his opponent Robert T. McCurry.

All primary election results are unofficial.