CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Charleston’s mayoral race is heading to a runoff with John Tecklenburg and Mike Seekings following Tuesday’s election.
The latest results show Tecklenburg with 48% of the votes (12,411 votes) to Seekings’ 34% (8,803 votes).
The runoff will take place on Nov. 19.CLICK here for all of Tuesday night’s results.
“I feel great because in three times, this is the strongest margin in a first place victory I’ve ever had,” Tecklenberg said late Tuesday night. "It says a lot about our citizens. They think about our city in a positive way. "
“If you just look at the numbers, more than half of the people who come out and voted, voted for a different direction for the City of Charleston,” Seekings said.
Tecklenburg faced competition from five other candidates who hope to make him a one-term mayor.
Besides Seekings, candidates Sheri Irwin, Renee Orth, former City Councilman Maurice Washington and Councilman Gary White were all hoping the vote counts would go in their favor.
Major issues in the mayor’s race included plans to address flooding, growth and development and traffic.
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