York County Council member Jeff Updike went down to defeat Tuesday night to challenger Paul Lindemann in the GOP primary. Lindemann received about 55 percent of the votes cast in District 1, which represents the Fort Mill and Tega Cay area, and will be unopposed in the November election.
Also Tuesday, County Council Chairman Steve McNeely failed to get more than 50 percent of the votes cast in the Republican primary for the District 3 seat and will face Sharon Mayor Joseph Cox in a run-off election.
Incumbent Roy Blake easily defeated former council member Ada Chisolm-Perry in the Democratic primary for the District 4 seat. He will be unopposed in November.
York County• County Council District 1 Republican Primary
Jeff Updike-587• County Council District 3 Republican Primary
Kenny Ruffin-292• County Council District 3 Democratic Primary
Mary Ellen Connolly-333• County Council District 4 Democratic Primary
Ada Chisolm-Perry - 391
Roy Blake - 811• Tega Cay election*
Les Conner -370
Penny Threatt - 177
Michael Gill - 205
John Dervay - 260
Ron Kazel - 97
*Candidates are running for one of two seats