“I really feel like no matter where people live in the district, I can represent them equally,” said Republican Nancy Mace, who focused her campaign on Lowcountry infrastructure and roads.
Now Mace will have to stick to her word as she wins the Lowcountry’s vote for state representative for South Carolina District 99, according to unofficial results.
District 99 covers parts of Goose Creek, Hanahan, Daniel Island, and Mount Pleasant.
Mace beat out Democrat Cindy Boatwright with 56.4% of the votes while her opponent had 43.3% of the Lowcountry’s vote, according to unofficial results.
This was the second time Mace ran for office, but the first for Boatwright.
Mace defeated former Mount Pleasant town councilman Mark Smith in their November runoff, getting 62% of the votes.
Mace released a statement Tuesday night saying, "It's a win for substantive solutions aimed at fixing our most pressing issues infrastructure, the nuclear power plant mess, education and the sustainability and safety of our communities."
Mace was also the first female graduate of The Citadel.