Six Republican candidates are running today in the GOP primary election for the District 10 seat in Anderson county to replace State Representative Dan Cooper. candidates include Mark Powell, Joshua Putnam, Charles Johnson, Mike Jones, Dr. Joe Mills and Eric McDonald.
If a runoff is needed, it will be July 26. The winner of the primary will face Constitution Party candidate Dave Ballard on August 30.
Cooper, the recent chair of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, announced his retirement this year.