Saluda mayoral race heading to July runoff

By: News 12 STAFF
By: News 12 STAFF

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

SALUDA, S.C. (WRDW) -- Two candidates in the mayoral race in Saluda are heading to a runoff after a special election Tuesday.

Richard Logan won roughly 49 percent of the votes, but Amelia Herlong was a close second with about 47 percent. Tom Hammond only got around 4 percent.

Herlong and Logan will now face off against one another in a runoff on June 28.

Tuesday's election was held to fill the seat left vacant by Frank Addy Jr. when he died at the end of March. The Newberry County coroner says he took his own life at his family's Lake Greenwood home. Addy was the subject of an ongoing SLED investigation. A local newspaper published a report questioning almost $38,000 in mileage reimbursements he received from the town. Addy claimed he drove more than 48,000 miles for economic development for Saluda last year. After his death, SLED closed its investigation.

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