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Samples wins mayoral race in Surfside Beach


Surfside Beach town council will have a new look before long.


According to unofficial results from Tuesday's election, Councilman Doug Samples defeated Mayor Alan Deaton. Samples received 662 votes to Deaton's 215.


In the race for 3 town council seats it appears incumbent Vikki Blair lost her seat. Newcomer Mary Beth Mabry won a seat.


According to the town clerk, "If it is determined at the Certification Hearing on Thursday, April 5th at 10:00 a.m., that a runoff election is necessary it appears that Bob Childs, Mark Johnson, and Randle Stevens will be in the runoff for the two remaining council seats."


Here are the results of the council race:


John Ard 186


Vikki Blair (I) 246


Bob Childs (I) 320


Ralph Chubb 18


Mark Johnson (I) 288


Mary Beth Mabry 492


Bill McKown 231


Bill Rempher 88


Marty Rhoades 153


Randle Stevens 355

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