Mike Reichenbach Wins District 31 Special Election

The results of the District 31 special election to fill Hugh Leatherman’s Senate seat have been tallied. According to the final, unofficial results posted here, Mike Reichenbach won with 90.1 percent, garnering 7,547 of the votes. His opponent Suzanne La Rochelle received 811 votes and there were 14 write-in votes. District 31 includes 44 precincts in both Darlington and Florence counties. once the results are certified, Reichenbach will be sworn in and begin working on Monday. His office has yet to announce when he will take the official oath of office.