Tuesday’s Republican race for Beaufort County Council District 7 was a close race, but ultimately Incumbent Cynthia Bensch lost to challenger Michael Covert.
Bensch ran for Bluffton Mayor against Lisa Sulka and lost last November. Sulka also endorsed Covert for the council seat.
Covert held his election watch party at Southern Barrel Brewing in Bluffton Tuesday night.
“The voice of Beaufort County has been heard, and we’re bringing a new story, a better story to County Council. We want to mend those wounds, fix those bridges that are broken, as they say, start building relationships to move this county forward. Let’s start talking and stop the bickering. All of that is old news. That’s gone. Now it’s a new day,” Covert said.
Covert faces no Democratic competition in November.