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Mike Barnes unseats Joe Baldwin in County Council District 18 race, this one counts

By Jim Fair, Editor
Published on Tuesday, June 14, 2016

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Mike Barnes beat incumbent Joe Baldwin in the County Council District 18 race in the Republican primary.
 

Mike Barnes beat incumbent Joe Baldwin in the County Council District 18 race in the Republican primary.

 

Mike Barnes beat incumbent Joe Baldwin in the County Council District 18 race Tuesday night in the Republican primary.

Barnes won with more than twice the number of votes – 2,459-1,139 – than Baldwin. Barnes garnered 68 percent of the vote to 32 percent for Baldwin.

Baldwin was trying to win a sixth term. He has served 20 years.

It was a sweet win for Barnes who beat Baldwin in 2012 but lost a court challenge that he did not properly file statements of economic interest and was taken off the ballot. Baldwin was put back on the ballot and won a fourth term in the November general election.

District 18 encompasses Greer, parts of Blue Ridge and Taylors.

 

 

 

 

 

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