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Mace made history in 1999, and a name for herself statewide, when she became the first woman to graduate from South Carolina’s formerly all-male ... State House corruption probe. A Charleston real estate agent and former marketing consultant, Mace ...


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Nancy Mace Gerry Melendez Nancy Mace Gerry Melendez setLeadImageSize(); $(window).resize(function() { var clientWidth = Math.max(document.documentElement.clientWidth, window.innerWidth || 0); if (clientWidth > 767) { $('.lead-item').find('.caption').hide(); $('.lead-item .lead-caption').show(); } else { $('.lead-item .lead-caption').hide(); } setLeadImageSize(); }); $('.lead-item img').click(function(){ var elemWidth = Math.max(document.documentElement.clientWidth, window.innerWidth || 0); if(elemWidth = scrollEndPos || windowCurrentPos House seat. Mace won a GOP primary runoff in a House district in Berkeley and Charleston counties Tuesday, defeating Mount Pleasant town councilman Mark SmithMace took 63 percent of the vote to Smith’s 37 percent. “I’m truly honored,” Mace said in a statement“The vision I shared with voters, whether it’s getting ahead of our infrastructure needs, improving roads, being a fiscal conservative, recognizing tax dollars are sacred will continue to be my message as we move forward to the General Election in January.” Two weeks ago, Mace finished first in a four-person Republican primary, taking 49.5 percent of the vote, just short of the majority needed to avoid a runoff. (function() { var randomUrl = getRandomUrl('http://x.email.heraldonline.com/ats/url.aspx?cr=663&wu=195,http://x.email.heraldonline.com/ats/url.aspx?cr=663&wu=204,http://x.email.heraldonline.com/ats/url.aspx?cr=663&wu=212'); var eventMethod = window.addEventListener ? 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SUBSCRIBE NOW Mace will face Democrat Cindy Boatwright in the general election, scheduled for Jan16Boatwright, a Mount Pleasant mental health counselor, ran unopposed for the Democratic nomination in the Republican-leaning district. Mace made history in 1999, and a name for herself statewide, when she became the first woman to graduate from South Carolina’s formerly all-male military college. In 1995, Shannon Faulkner of Powdersville became the first woman to enter The Citadel, after her lawsuit overturned the public college’s men-only admission policyHowever, Faulkner quickly left the school. The District 99 seat that Mace is seeking was held by Jim Merrill, the former House majority leader who resigned in September after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge of misconduct in officeMerrill is one of a half-dozen legislators to have been swept up thus far in an ongoing State House corruption probe. A Charleston real estate agent and former marketing consultant, Mace ran for office in 2014, launching a long-shot bid against incumbent Lindsey Graham for the GOP nomination for the U.SSenateMace won 6 percent of the vote in a seven-way primary. In 2016, Mace was a South Carolina director of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, as was Merrill. 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