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Robert Williams re-elected again to legisature

November 8, 2018 GMT

FLORENCE, S.C. – Robert Williams won re-election to his state House seat Tuesday evening.

Williams, a Democrat, received 63.2 percent of the vote and defeated Republican Billy Baldwin in the race for the District 62 seat in the South Carolina House of Representatives.

House District 62 includes central Darlington County, including the city of Darlington and a small part of Hartsville and two small portions of western Florence County, including Timmonsville. In Florence County, Williams received 80.2 percent of the votes. In Darlington County, he received 61.09 percent of the votes.

Williams was born and raised in Darlington. He attended Darlington public schools before attending college and joining the military. He has spent 24 years as a member of the South Carolina Army National Guard and serves as a member of the deacon ministry at his church.

His House profile describes him as a business development consultant. Williams also ran for the South Carolina District 7 seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Baldwin served on the Darlington County Council for eight years, including two years as vice chairman and five years as chairman. He is on the Darlington County School Board of Trustees.

Williams has represented the district since he was elected in 2006.