Reichenbach secures GOP nomination for the Senate seat previously held by Sen.Hugh Leatherman

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Republican candidate for SC Senate District 31 Mike Reichenbach

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.

Mike along with his wife Charisse and their two children

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.

Michael Bailey is the founder of The MinorityEye and serves as the Chief-Curator of Information. He leads the editorial staff and works as a multimedia journalist who specializes in producing news stories and personal profiles that highlight the cultural, social, economic, and political experiences of minorities living in South Carolina and beyond. His extensive media, business, and political background has made him a well-respected voice and an often sought-after commentator on issues impacting people of color.

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