Boan claims victory in Kershaw Co. sheriff GOP runoff

Boan, Rushing vie in GOP runoff for Kershaw Co. sheriff race
Published: Jun. 26, 2018 at 9:31 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 27, 2018 at 1:04 PM EDT
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KERSHAW COUNTY, SC (WIS) - Lee Boan has defeated Jack Rushing in the Republican runoff in Kershaw County for sheriff.

Boan, the Camden Police assistant police chief, finished the night with 64 percent of the votes while Rushing collected 36 percent of the votes.

"I'm very honored, very humbled that the citizens of Kershaw County chose me over such stiff competition," Boan said. "Jack Rushing's very great guy and I was prepared to give him the same call he gave me, congratulations, and I was going to support him 100 percent, also."

Now, Boan prepares for the general election in November. He faces Anthony Bell, who was the lone Democratic candidate on the ballot.

The winner will replace current Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews, who has served Kershaw County for the past seven years. Matthews announced last year he would not run for re-election.

The general election will happen on November 6.

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