By Paul Gable
Russell Fry secured election to SC House District 106 in Tuesday’s special general election.
Unopposed on the ballot, Fry captured 438 votes of the 447 votes counted with the remaining nine being write-in votes.
Fry’s election was a foregone conclusion after he won an August 18, 2015 special primary runoff election over Horry County Council member Tyler Servant by 1,736 votes to 1,166 votes.
Fry is scheduled to be sworn into office by SC House Speaker Jay Lucas at the Surfside Beach Town Council Chambers Saturday September 19, 2015 at 4 p.m.
The special election was to fill out the unexpired term of SC House District 106 Rep. Nelson Hardwick who resigned from office in the spring.
Fry will be representing the citizens of SC House District 106 when the General Assembly resumes business in January 2016 for the second year of the current legislative session.
All House seats will be up for election in the November 2016 general election.