Republican candidate Mike Reichenbach secured the primary win Tuesday night to fill the vacancy left by the death of the late State Senator Hugh Leatherman.
Reichenbach defeated state Rep. Jay Jordan (R) of Florence, 5,577 to 4,951 during Tuesday’s GOP primary.
A news release from Jordan’s office said Jordan called Reichenbach, “who graciously accepted his congratulations.”
A special election will be held on March 29 where Reichenbach will face democratic challenger Suzanne La Rochelle.
Reichenbach owns several car dealerships in the Pee Dee.
According to Reichenbach, he has been listening more to the needs of the community throughout his campaign, and that has motivated him to keep going.
In Reichenbach’s biography on his website, he describes himself as a conservative businessman and political outsider. Who’s a job-creating businessman, a 20-year sworn law enforcement officer, a dedicated community volunteer, and an unapologetic, pro-life, pro-Second Amendment Christian Conservative. Who is running to continue his service to the community as a State Senator.