By Paul Gable
Cam Crawford swept through the special general election for Horry County Council District 6 Tuesday.
Crawford, who was unopposed on the ballot, gathered 240 of the 250 votes cast.
Rumors of a write-in campaign to challenge Crawford did not pan out as only eight write-in votes were cast.
Crawford can now be sworn into office in time to attend the next scheduled Horry County Council meeting on August 18, 2015.
This election brings council back to full strength, at least for the time being.
In other local election news, Republican runoff candidates Russell Fry and Tyler Servant are scheduled to face off in a debate Thursday August 6, 2015.
Fry and Servant will be opposing each other in a special Republican primary runoff election net Tuesday, August 11, 2015, to see who will be the Republican nominee in the SC House District 106 special general election scheduled for September 15, 2015.
Fry led the first round of primary voting last week with 1,152 votes to 851 votes for Servant who finished second. The winner of the runoff election will be the only name on the special general election ballot as there are no Democratic candidates in the race.
The South Strand Republican Club will be hosting tomorrow’s debate. It will be held at the Horry County Recreation Center in the South Strand government complex on Scipio Lane.
The debate will begin promptly at 7 p.m. and last until 8:15 p.m.
Former Horry County Council member Carl Schwartzkopf will be the moderator of the debate with questions being asked by several members of the local media.
This will be the first opportunity for voters to see these two candidates on the same stage as Servant has failed to attend any of the earlier candidate forums held by various groups throughout the primary campaign. There is some question whether Servant will be in attendance, but an email from the South Strand Republican Club several days ago indicated both candidates would be on hand.
The email did say the debate would go on even if only Fry were to show up.