Supporters of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce have much to celebrate today. Politically, this group almost ran the table in Horry County.
The win of the night was Russell Fry. Fry mopped the floor, beating 6 challengers to win the U.S. 7th Congressional seat outright. A runoff was expected. The Trump endorsement carried the day.
Supporters of MBACC celebrated other collective wins as well.
Horry County Council- District 01 (R)Horry County
MBACC and Developer campaign funded Jenna Dukes took out Harold Worley in North Myrtle Beach, winning 59% of the vote.
|Jenna Dukes (R)||4,433||59%|
|Harold Worley (R)||3,062|
State House- District 61 (R)
Former Myrtle Beach Area Chamber Board President won the Foresbrook – Conway State Representative seat, sending yet another MBACC elected official to Columbia, S.C.
|Carla Schuessler (R)||2,303|
|John Cassidy (R)||1,991|
Horry County Council- District 02 (R)Horry County
MBACC favored incumbent Bill Howard won the Myrtle Beach seat in District 2
|Bill Howard (R)||2,542||63%|
|Dean Richardson (R)||1,490||37%|
Horry County Council- District 08 (R) Horry County
Two Myrtle Beach Area Chamber supported candidates will face one another in a runoff.
|Mikey Mash Masciarelli (R)||1,349|
|Brandon Skipper (R)||1,105|
A Few Surprises
Horry County Council- Chair (R)Horry County
|Mark Lazarus (R)||18,296|
|Johnny Gardner (R)||11,989|
MBACC favored Lazarus will face incumbent Johnny Gardner in a runoff on June 28th.
Horry County Council- District 07 (R)Horry County
Resident focused Tom Anderson beat incumbent Orton Bellamy.
|Tom Anderson (R)||1,472|
|Orton Bellamy (R)|| 834|
Horry County Board of Education- Chair (R)Horry County
Resident focused candidate David Cox will be challenged by Helen Smith in a runoff on June 28th.
|David Cox (R)||17,935|
|Helen Mason Smith (R)||14,847|
Horry County Board of Education- District 06 (R)Horry County
Resident focused candidate Pam Dawson won District 6 by 71%
|Pam Dawson (R)||2,355||71%|
|Lyn Bondi (R)||965|
State House- District 106 (R)
Surprise candidate Brian Sweeney and MBACC supported Val Guest will meet in a runoff on June 28th. This seat was formerly held by Russell Fry. Locals expect Fry to campaign for Guest to keep the seat in MBACC hands.
Which candidate Howard Benard chooses to endorse could affect the outcome of this race.
Thomas Duval Guest (R)
2,627 – 38%
Brian Sweeney (R)
2,174 – 32%