It's a historic Low Country election, which is shaping up to be one of the hottest. Democratic candidate Steve Cheney and republican candidate Bill Herbkersman are battling for the newly created State House District 118 seat. Most of Beaufort County is included in the new district.
Although the candidates are divided along party lines, they do agree Beaufort County needs a voice in Columbia.
"Locally, is to get more money back from Columbia to here," said Herbkersman. "To strengthen Beaufort County delegation, to have Beaufort County noticed. This is one of the fastest growing districts."
"You need somebody to be proactive," said his opponent. "You can tell I'm enthusiastic about it, someone with a marine background to say you owe us this money.''