SPARTANBURG CO., SC (WSPA) – Multiple local special elections were held Tuesday in the Upstate.
In Spartanburg County, a special election to fill the county council seat for district six had Republican Jessica Coker facing Democrat Lekesa Kesha Whitner.
The county council seat was left vacant following the resignation of Roger Nutt. Nutt left the seat after being elected to the state legislature.
Coker won the race with 65% of the vote over Whitner.
Tuesday also featured city council races in Clemson and Pickens.
In Clemson, John Fulmer, Greg Rice, and Jim Borick faced off in the nonpartisan race.
Fulmer won that race with 80 percent of the vote.
In Pickens, Ed Leese, Robert Nealy, Allen Brewer, and Jonathan Baker also faced off in a nonpartisan race.
Robert Nealy won with just over 71 percent of the vote.
Two other council races, in Inman and Reidville, featured candidates who ran unopposed.