Aiken City Councilman Don Wells announces run for South Carolina House seat

Aiken City Councilman At-Large Don Wells will seek election into the South Carolina House District 81 seat currently held by Tom Young, a news release says.

Young, a Republican, announced Saturday that he will run for the Senate seat being vacated by Republican Greg Ryberg, who does not plan to seek re-election.

Wells, currently serving his second term on council, has owned and operated Park Avenue Paints in downtown Aiken since 1996, the release says.

Wells lives in Aiken with his wife, Monica, and four sons.

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