Mackey Wins Runoff for District 9

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Jesica Johnson Mackey

Jesica Mackey wins Richland County Council primary in District 9. Mackey, secured 52% of the vote, while Jonnieka Farr got 48%. The vote tally was Mackey 631 votes and Farr 585 votes.

The county election commission will certify the race on Thursday.

Mackey, a public relations consultant for NP Strategies will take the seat of the late Councilman Calvin “Chip” Jackson who previously held the seat since 2016. Jackson won re-election during the June Democratic primary in a runoff against Far, but Jackson died of suddenly of natural causes on August 7th. He was 65.

Mackey will not face a Republican Challenger in November.

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