Politics & Government

GOP’s Young elected to replace SC House member charged with domestic violence

Republican Ronnie Young has won the seat in the SC State House after the previous representative resigned while facing a domestic violence charge.

Young, the chairman of Aiken County Council, earned nearly 60 percent of the vote with 1,482 ballots cast in his favor, according to the Aiken Standard.

Jennifer Lariscey, the Democrat in the race, earned roughly 38 percent with 959 votes. Lance Weaver, the Constitution Party candidate garnered 90 votes.

Young will replace Chris Corley, who resigned from the seat in January after he was arrested on domestic violence and weapons charges following a domestic incident in December.

Young had served on the county council for more than 20 years before he ran for the State House seat.

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