Davis, Peagler head for runoff; DeWitt wins big

  • Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Frank Johnson/Independent Bill Peagler thanks a supporter at the Moncks Corner Depot following Tuesday's primary.


Supervisor Dan Davis and challenger Bill Peagler are headed for a runoff in Berkeley County’s top race of the 2014 primary.

Davis and Peagler were neck and neck for most of the night as the votes were tallied before Davis pulled away for the winning vote total.

Meanwhile, Berkeley County Sheriff Wayne DeWitt has cruised to a big victory in his race, which saw the longtime lawman deflect two challengers.

“It looks good so far, and I’m happy,” DeWitt said just before 9 p.m. “It looks like the majority of citizens have faith in our Sheriff’s Office.”

In District 6, incumbent Jack Shurlknight will also face a runoff against his closest challenger James Law.

Incumbent Distrct 5 Councilman Dennis Fish captured victory, and Tommy Newell handily won the District 4 contest.

With 17,869 votes tallied and 61 of 61 precincts reporting, Supervisor Dan Davis defeated Bill Peagler by a 44.35 percent to 39.34 percent margin. Jerry Beckley finished third with 16.31 percent.

In other races, with 61 of 61 precincts reporting:


Wayne DeWitt: 58.69

Brian Adams: 35.04

Matt Smoak: 6.27

District 4

Tommy Newell: 59.12

Aldo Napoli: 18.61

Jim Royce: 22.27

District 5

Dennis Fish: 54.63

Bud Thames: 45.37

District 6

Jack Schurlknight: 45.06

Baron Thomas: 16.13

James Law: 38.80

Clerk of Court

Mary Brown: 54.56

Leah Dupree: 45.44

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