In Aiken, political newcomer Ed Woltz won the only contested seat in the general election for Aiken City Council.
Woltz, who defeated incumbent Philip Merry in the District 6 Aiken City Council Republican primary, also topped Democrat JoAnn Tillman Hooper in Tuesday’s general election.
Woltz got 434 votes, 69 percent, to Hooper’s 196, 31 percent, according to the Aiken County Board of Elections.
Andrea Neira Gregory won unopposed in District 5, where she got 146 votes and 11 write-in votes were cast. Gregory beat Andy Hallen and Jeffrey S. Jordan in the GOP primary. District 5 incumbent Steve Homoki did not seek re-election.
Two seats were already settled because only one person filed to run.
Republican Ed Girardeau was the only candidate for City Council District 4. Incumbent Reggie Ebner decided not to seek re-election.
Democratic incumbent Lessie Price was the only candidate to file for her District 2 seat.
Citywide, turnout was 8.5 percent, according to the Board of Elections.