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Live updates: Ken Richardson leading the pack in Republican school board chair primary

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School board chair candidates Janice Morreale, Patricia Milley and Ken Richardson discuss a potential tax increase and the Penny sales tax.
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School board chair candidates Janice Morreale, Patricia Milley and Ken Richardson discuss a potential tax increase and the Penny sales tax.

Polls have closed in the Republican primary for the Horry County school board chair race.

Three candidates are running.

Ken Richardson is a current Horry-Georgetown Technical College area commissioner and retired owner of Fowler Motors.

Janice Morreale represents District 5 on the school board and is a paralegal with Nelson Mullins Riley and Scarborough.

Pat Milley is a retired teacher.

As of 8:31 p.m. Richardson had 3,266 votes, Morreale had 906 and Milley had 407 with 123 of 129 precincts reporting.

The winner of the primary will face Democrat Heather Johnson in November’s general election.

If no candidate gets more than 50 percent of the vote, a runoff between the top two candidates is scheduled for July 31.

The winner of the general election will take office in January 2019.

Read more about the race below.

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Christian Boschult, 843-626-0218, @TSN_Christian

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