Garvin takes House 77 seat runoff

Garvin

COLUMBIA – Political newcomer Kambrell Garvin with 2112 (69.22%) votes won the House District 77 seat in Tuesday’s runoff election over incumbent Joe McEachern who had 939 (30.78%) votes.

Garvin, a third year law student at the University of South Carolina, took every precinct in the district except the Keels 2 precinct on the southern tip of the district where McEachern edged Garvin by a little over 2 percentage points.

McEachern served 9 years in the House, 11 years on County Council where he also served as Chairman and he served 13 years as a Richland County Deputy.