Doug Gilliam Wins House Seat 42

A big lead in Union County gave Doug Gilliam the Republican Nomination to State House Seat 42. Laurens County gave Phillip Russell 57.73% of the votes, here, with 381 votes. Doug Gilliam came in 2nd with 35.91%. However, Gilliam won Union County by a large spread to become the winner of the total vote across House Seat 42. The unofficial State House Seat 42 total from both counties last night was 1,653 for Doug Gilliam, 1,163 for Phillip Russell and 220 votes for Brooks Carwile. Following the expected rubber stamp in the General Election this fall, Republican Doug Gilliam will replace Democrat Mike Anthony in the State House next January.