Following is a list of candidates in contested primary races June 12 in Richland and Lexington counties, as well as a local congressional district and the new 7th Congressional District, representing areas of the Grand Strand and Pee Dee.
This list is compiled from reports by local and state officials with both political parties. “I” denotes incumbent.
Primary winners will move on to November’s general election ballot.
2nd District: Republicans Phil Black, Joe Wilson (I)
7th District: Democrats Preston Brittain, Parnell Diggs, Harry Pavilack, Gloria Tinubu; Republicans Andre Bauer, Renee Culler, Katherine Jenerette, Jay Jordan, Jim Mader, Chad Prosser, Tom Rice, Randal Wallace, Dick Withington
District 77: Democrats Joe McEachern, Chris Sullivan
District 20: Democrats Norman Jackson, Robert Rikard
District 26: Republicans Duane Naquin, DeeDee Vaughters
District 35: Democrats EB Mac McLeod, Thomas McElveen; Republicans Tony Barwick, Eddie Drayton, Wade Kolb
Lexington County offices
Council District 6: Republicans Johnny Jeffcoat (I), Cory Norris
Register of Deeds: Republicans Dan Gregory, Debbi Gunter (I)