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