Voters in South Carolina’s House District 100 head to the polls today to elect a new state representative–taking the place of the late David Umphlett. The district 100 seat was left vacant by Representative Umphlett when he died in May of this year from a battle with cancer.
Now battling for the seat in a special election today, Republican Berkeley County Planning Commission Chairman Eddy Southard and Democrat Minister Tonia Aiken-Taylor, who was the first African-American councilor in Moncks Corner–a small town in the district. Today’s race is not expected to make any House changes–as Republicans have a 75-48 advantage over Democrats.
The Berkeley County district consists of Moncks Corner, Whitesville, Cordesville, Pimlico and Macedonia.