Tom Thompson, a Democratic candidate for S.C. Superintendent of Education, picked up an endorsement from a former candidate.
Montrio Belton of Fort Mill endorsed Thompson of Forest Acres. Thompson will face Sheila Gallagher of Florence in the June 24 runoff for the Democratic nomination.
“I know him to be a thoughtful, knowledgeable, and well-respected educator,” Belton said. “Though we disagree on the pathway to improved public educational opportunities for all students in South Carolina, we agree on the ultimate desired destination.”
Belton finished last out of four candidates in the primary with 18.5 percent of votes. Thompson received 26.3 percent of votes and Gallagher received the most with 36.4 percent.
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The winner of the runoff will face the Republican nominee and American Party Candidate Ed Murray in November.