Washington wins Dillon special election

(AP file)

DILLON, SC (WBTW) – The official results are in after the Dillon City Council election Tuesday.

Voting officials confirm James Bobie Washington overwhelmingly won in the polls with 151 votes. Jerry Lee Mclain had 6 votes and Billy Coach Odom took 20.

Washington was in office until March, but a gambling conviction forced him to step down. Today, he ran to fill the very same seat he vacated.

The election ran from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. While Washington won a majority of both in-person and absentee votes, absentee voting played a large roll in the final numbers. A breakdown of in-person and absentee voting follows:

CANDIDATE ABSENTEE VOTES IN-PERSON VOTES TOTAL
Jerry McLain 0 6 6
Billy “Coach” Odom 6 14 20
James “Bobie” Washington 112 39 151