Cook & McLain in Runoff

A three-way race for Mayor of Clinton did not settle the issue yesterday. No one received over 50% of the 811 votes cast.

  With 44.70%, which was 363 votes cast, Bob McLean high the highest count. (McLean) “I thought it went real well, and I’m real pleased with the turnout and the people who showed up to support me.  …just have to get back to work and get people out to vote….do it all over again in two weeks. We look forward to the new election. I want to thank everyone who showed up and all my supporters and get back to work tomorrow.”

  Bob McLean will face Daniel O. Cook Jr. in a run-off election in two weeks, on October 8th. Cook had 42.86% of the votes, or 348 votes.

 (Cook) “I just appreciate the number of voters who came out and voted today. I think it is a good turnout. Hopefully we can get more voters out for the runoff. …Still very excited about the opportunity to perhaps serve the citizens  and look forward to the runoff.”

  And what’s your strategy for the next two weeks, then? (Cook) “Work Hard…..and harder.”   

  Tracie Priestley polled 12.44%, with 101 votes yesterday.

  These results are all unofficial. The Laurens County Election Commission will assemble at 11 o’clock this Friday morning to conduct a canvas of yesterday’s election, hear any protests, and declare the official results of yesterday’s Special Clinton Mayoral Election.