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