Spartanburg City Councilwoman Rosalyn Henderson Myers won a Democratic primary runoff Tuesday in the state House District 31 race.
Unofficial results showed Myers received 816 votes, or 58.4 percent of ballots cast, while attorney Mo Abusaft received 581 votes, or 41.5 percent. Myers will face Republican candidate Mike Fowler in the special election on Sept. 26.
The seat has been open since former state Rep. Harold Mitchell, a Spartanburg Democrat, resigned citing health reasons.
Myers has worked as an attorney for the past 24 years and is owner of the Henderson Law Group. She was elected to City Council in 2015.
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“I just want to thank the people who supported me and voted for me again in the runoff,” Myers said. “I want to thank many of my volunteers who worked countless hours.”
Myers said she believed Mitchell’s endorsement made a difference in the race, calling it a “stamp of approval.”
After his loss, Abusaft thanked his campaign manager and all those who supported him. He congratulated Myers on her victory.
“Now is the time to get behind Rosalyn Henderson Myers’ campaign,” Abusaft said. “She is now the Democratic nominee and we want her to do well.”
Abusaft, who is a criminal defense attorney and executive director of Spartanburg Juneteenth Inc. said he remained proud of his campaign’s accomplishments.