Johnson wins District 64 special election
By Tyler Millhouse
South Carolina held a special election Tuesday to fill a vacancy in District 64 of the South Carolina House of Representatives. The vacancy was created when Democratic incumbent Cathy Harvin lost her battle with breast cancer on December 4, 2010, shortly after her re-election. Manning Mayor Kevin Johnson (D) and business owner Walter Sanders (R) competed for Harvin's vacated seat. Johnson ultimately defeated Sanders by a 52.5% to 47.5% margin.
Since Johnson replaced Cathy Harvin, a fellow Democrat, his victory will not change the partisan balance of the house.
South Carolina State House Partisan Balance
|Party||As of August 2014|