Today is the Runoff for the Primary Election in South Carolina. The top two candidates in races where a candidate did not receive at least 50 percent of the vote in their race are placed on a ballot today for the voters to make their final decision. The winners of all of the primary races will face off in the General Election on November 6.

In Greenville and Pickens counties, two races resulted in runoffs: Senate District 8 and Pickens County Sheriff. In Senate District 8, challengers Ross Turner and Joe Swann face off today to determine the Republican nominee for Senate District 8 currently held by Senator David Thomas. Senator Thomas failed to qualify for the runoff. His term in the Senate will end in December.

In Senate District 8, S.C. Builders PAC supports Ross Turner. Turner is an insurance broker and owner of The Turner Agency in Greenville. The Turner Agency is a member of the Home Builders Association of Greenville.

In Pickens County, incumbent Sheriff D. David Stone will face challenger Rick Clark.

If you live in Pickens County or Senate District 8, please remember to vote in the Primary Runoff today. For information about voting in South Carolina, visit

South Carolina Builders Political Action Committee is the method by which members of the Home Builders Association of Greenville work together to elect pro-housing candidates to the various elected offices. HBA members contribute voluntarily to SCBPAC. The Legislative Committee of the HBA of Greenville interviewed various candidates, and the Board of Directors made the final decision on who would receive support.