carol: the top two vote getters from … He was one of five Republican candidates for Sheriff. Tracking the 2020 election results. Greenville County Sheriff election:Voter turnout has been relatively low County election officials earlier Tuesday afternoon said voter turnout for the third Sheriff's special election was low. hob bart is the one that won. -- chatham county. Democrat Paul Guy faces Republican Sheriff Hobart Lewis in the race for Greenville County sheriff on November 3, 2020. Guy said. michael: commitment 2020. we begin with that new sheriff elect out of hobart county. "A lot of work, a lot of time, a lot of money, but here we are at the end of it and you get to see the fruits of your labor. He pledges to create a Citizen Review Board to hold the Sheriff’s office accountable. Published on Mar 10, 2020. When we did have a debate, it was educational and informative. Address. He worked for 10 years at the Greer Police Department and four years as a deputy at the Sheriff's Office until 2016. Both candidates are former Greenville County Sheriff's Office employees and now hope to lead the county's 450 sworn deputies at one of South Carolina's largest law enforcement agencies. "Those who are voting are engaged in the process. It was unclear, he said, if the concerns are what caused a low turnout. See live election results for Greenville County on November 3, 2020 from The Greenville News. Jan 2, 2020 The vote to decide who will become the Republican candidate for Greenville County’s next sheriff will be held on Jan. 7. Lewis will fill out former Sheriff Will Lewis' term until January, concluding a three-month process of electing a new sheriff after Will Lewis was found guilty by a jury last fall of misconduct in office. Welcome to the party. Looking for the election results? "That's his most powerful feature that God has instilled in him is that he really wants to build positive relationships in the community.". we begin tonight with commitment when he 20 and the republican runoff election for greenville county sheriff. Across town at Larkin's Sawmill, where a watch party was in full swing, Lewis stood just outside the back door chatting with a small group of reporters and local elected officials. 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Sheriff Lewis was … Lewis' wife, Angie Lewis, said she knew right away that her husband was serious about running for Sheriff the first time he mentioned it. "It's been tough, you know, it's been brutal, to be honest," he said about the campaign. 1-864-271-5210. Whoever wins the Republican primary will face off against unopposed Democrat Paul Guy in the general election on March 10. "You know, you've got a supper, or a birthday party, or whatever to go to and all of a sudden somebody calls you and you have to walk away from those things because you've only got 90 days.". The victory comes after a reportedly slow day at the polls and a three-month long campaign to determine who would complete Sheriff Will Lewis' term. "They're the ones you leave to go beat on doors," he said. more than 75% of the vote. Lewis has said he wants to rebuild public trust in the Sheriff's Office that some feel was lost after former Sheriff Will Lewis was accused of misconduct. Non-emergency. The last two precincts are expected to come by Friday at noon, which include provisional and failsafe ballots, Belangia said. ", Greenville County Sheriff election: Voter turnout has been relatively low. By 8:30 p.m. about half of the precincts were counted - Lewis had taken a firm lead over Guy. 4 McGee St. Greenville, SC 29601. Lewis defeated Paul Guy with 162,881 votes to 91,352. "I'm really impressed with people who I've talked to at the polls and when I've been debating," Guy said. Sheriff Lewis was elected to office earlier in a March 2020 special election after the dismissal of the former Greenville County sheriff. We’re still waiting for the final word on a few races, and you can join us in anticipation by following along here.. We want you to be ready to cast your ballot with all the confidence in the world, so we’re breaking down all the 2020 election must-knows for you. Elections Director Conway Belangia said there seemed to be concern about the coronavirus, and encouraged voters to wash their hands before and after voting. Incumbent sheriff, Hobart Lewis was re-elected for the first time as sheriff of Greenville County. there. Front Desk. Lewis cannot be sworn in as sheriff until all precincts are accounted for, he added. 1-864-467-5300 It's a low turnout, but it's an opportunity to move the Greenville Sheriff's Office forward into the 21st century.". County election officials earlier Tuesday afternoon said voter turnout for the third Sheriff's special election was low. At 1243 Club in Greenville, Guy sat among a room of supporters shortly after the polls closed, occasionally turning his head toward a TV to see results come in. Prior to Election Day, 19% of registered voters or 48,238 people opted to vote absentee in-person, while 44,956 Greenvillians or 17% of the voting population chose to vote absentee by mail. "I think that's also what turned people off, all this personal stuff getting in the way of the platform, you know?" Here's everything you need to know before heading to the polls next Tuesday. Greenville County Sheriff election: Voter turnout has been relatively low. Lewis celebrated with a large group of friends and family at Larkin's Sawmill in Greenville as results trickled in through the night. Republican Hobart Lewis was elected Greenville County Sheriff Tuesday night with 99% of precincts reporting, beating Democrat Paul Guy in a special election. Former Greenville County Sheriff’s Officer Sergeant Paul Guy is the only Democrat running for sheriff and will face off on March 10 against Hobart Lewis. "Our faith has kept us really strong and this campaign has just solidified our faith more - we can truly only convey credit to the Lord.". Republican candidate Lewis defeated Democratic candidate Paul Guy with 76% of the vote, according to the Greenville County Election Commission total. Guy said the number of elections likely exhausted some voters, along with personal attacks earlier on during the Republican primary. Once he was nominated, Lewis said he was glad to put the mud slinging behind him during the race against Guy. Republican candidate Hobart Lewis and Democrat Paul Guy are the two names on the ballot in the Greenville County Sheriff Election on March 10. "There's so much he can bring to the table because he does have such a good heart, and he's a people person and he believes in the power of relationships," she said. ", More: What's at stake in the two-man race to be Greenville County's next Sheriff. Forum takeaways: Greenville Sheriff candidates grapple with challenges, What's at stake in the two-man race to be Greenville County's next Sheriff, Greenville Sheriff candidates grapple with challenges, Your California Privacy Rights/Privacy Policy, Hobart Lewis (R) - 25,509 votes (75.82% of total), Paul Guy (D) -  8,061 votes (23.96% of total). Once results showed him as the clear winner, he was quick to thank his family for their support during a challenging election. "We got to focus on issues and take a break from some of that stuff," he said. Angie Lewis said their family relied on faith to get through the election. About 2,000 have voted absentee already. County election officials said earlier Tuesday afternoon said voter turnout for the third Sheriff's special election was low. He has a 24-year-old son and a 20-year-old daughter. Republican candidate Hobart Lewis and Democrat Paul Guy are the two names on the ballot in the Greenville County Sheriff Election on March 10. Lewis was … GREENVILLE, S.C. (WSPA) – People living in Greenville County will get to vote for sheriff twice in 2020. "We've always been a really strong family," she said as her husband posed for selfies with supporters nearby. Energy in the room was high as absentee totals showed Guy ahead of Lewis. "I think people don't like negative politicians, and (Hobart Lewis) didn't sling any mud - I didn't. Polls will open March 10 at 7 a.m. and will close at 7 p.m. Polling location changes will affect more than 100,000 voters, Voters can confirm their primary location on, Restructuring the agency to offer fuller coverage of remote areas, Giving more attention to interactions with victims and witnesses, Improving the culture at the Sheriff's Office by allowing deputies to have more input in decisions, and establishing a grievance process independent of the Sheriff's Office for deputies to voice concerns, Collaborating with nonprofit groups to reduce conflict between law enforcement and young people.