Sumter County Council chairman McCain retains seat in primary

BY ADRIENNE SARVIS
adrienne@theitem.com
Posted 6/13/18

Sumter County Council District 6 Councilman Jim McCain is all set to be a shoo-in for the general election in November after coming out on top during the primary election Tuesday …

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Sumter County Council chairman McCain retains seat in primary

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Sumter County Council District 6 Councilman Jim McCain is all set to be a shoo-in for the general election in November after coming out on top during the primary election Tuesday evening. 

Currently serving as county council chairman, McCain faced Charlie Jones, who previously ran for city of Sumter mayor in 2016. 

With all 16 precincts reporting, McCain ended the race with 68.8 percent of the votes for a total of 967 of 1,405 votes.

Jones wrapped up the night with 438 votes and 31.1 percent.

"Thank you for your continued confidence and support in me," McCain said, referring to his constituents. 

Though McCain said he was told he had nothing to worry about regarding the election, he said he was still nervous heading into the primaries.

You can't take the public for granted, he said.

McCain spent his evening in and out of Sumter County Voter Registration and Election office watching the results come in.

Tuesday's election showed that the people in his district still trust that he will fight for them every day, he said. 

McCain said he looks forward to looking for bigger and better things for District 6 and Sumter County. 

With the primaries now behind him, McCain will likely be representing District 6, which is in the city, for a second term with no opponents for the November election. However, a candidate can still write-in for the general election.

Jones could not be reached for comment.