CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) — State Representative Mary Tinkler won the race for Charleston County Treasurer Tuesday night, receiving more than 50% of the 168,000 votes cast over long-time Republican County Treasurer Andrew Smith.
Tinkler released the following statement in response to her victory:
I am truly honored that the voters of Charleston placed their trust in me to be their next county treasurer. I pledge to oversee the county treasurer’s office in a non-partisan, fiscally responsible manner while being a full-time advocate for Charleston taxpayers. I am so grateful to my supporters, friends and family who have been with me every step of the way. I would also like to thank Andy Smith for his many years of service to Charleston County. He has served taxpayers well and he was a true gentleman throughout this entire campaign. I look forward to working with him throughout the transition and beyond.