David Striebinger has won the Special Election for District 2 with 65.5% of the votes. Striebinger ran against Rebecca Cooper. The Board of Voters Registration and Elections of Beaufort County Board of Canvassers will meet on Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Beaufort County office (15 John Galt Road Beaufort, SC 29906) to certify the District 2 Special Election.
After the Certification Hearing, the Board will hold their monthly meeting. Meetings are open for the public to attend.
Tuesday, February 2, is Special Election Day for some Beaufort County voters. Voters in District 2 which includes parts of Beaufort, Burton, Lady’s Island, and St. Helena, choose a school board member in the open seat. Up for election are candidates Rebecca Cooper and David Striebinger.
The District 2 seat is left open by former Chairman Bill Evans, who resigned in the wake of accusations of nepotism on Superintendent Jeff Moss. Moss was accused of nepotism in September, of hiring his wife for a $90,000.
Early Tuesday morning, poll workers reported a “light” voter turnout, which they report is common for a Special Election. However, poll workers encouraged those who can to cast their ballot.
“Education is critical,” poll clerk Frank Hamilton said, “and the people that you put on the Board are the ones that are going to make the decision about the curriculum and so forth, and who the principals are and so forth, and the policies. As you’ve probably heard, there’s some controversy about some of the policies and school board.”
The polls are open until 7 p.m. For a list of precincts, click here.
Stay with WSAV for election results as they come in.