McDaniel wins House Dist. 41 primary

Annie McDaniel

WIINNSBORO – The South Carolina House District 41 seat turned over in Tuesday’s election with School Board Trustee Annie McDaniel taking the win over incumbent MaryGail Douglas in Fairfield, Chester and Richland Counties.

With 2,483 votes (56.66%) to Douglas’s 1,899 votes (43.34%), McDaniel handily took western Fairfield County, both precincts (Kelly Mill and Lake Carolina) in Richland County and all but three in Chester County. Douglas took Chester precincts Baldwin Mill and Eureka Mill and split Chester Ward 4 for a 50-50 tie with McDaniel. In Fairfield, Douglas easily took Lebanon, most of Winnsboro and most of the upper Northeast part of the county and Lake Wateree.

Fairfield County had a 27.39 percent voter turnout, higher than either Chester or Richland Counties. In the race for District 41, 4,382 votes were cast.

Neither Douglas nor McDaniels could be reached for comment before press time.