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How Did Kershaw County Vote Tuesday?

Voters in Kershaw County headed to the polls Tuesday for party primaries.  Incumbent Kershaw County sheriff Jim Matthews easily won re-election beating challenger David Thomley.  Matthews received over 71% of the vote to Thomley’s 28%.  In the race for the Republican nomination for Kershaw County Probate Judge Debbie Branham defeated Ned Towell  72% to 27%.  In the race for county treasurer Jill Catoe won over Heather Ives-Dykes with almost 57% of the vote.  There will be a run-off in two weeks between Julian Burns and Gene Hartis  to see who will be the Republican candidate for county council chair.  Incumbent county councilman Tom Gardner easily won over challenger Howard Buckholz in the race for district six on county council.  In the non-partisan school board races both incumbents went down to defeat.  Mark Sury defeated Nissary Wood for  seat two on the school board. Sury received 573 votes to 428 votes for Wood.  In the race for seat eight on the school board incumbent Don Copley was defeated by Charles King.  King received 779 votes to Copley’s 426 votes.