Charleston County councilman steps down

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A special election will take place to fill the Charleston County District 1 seat of county councilman Joe McKeown. McKeown is officially stepping down Monday.

McKeown is going to work for Congressman-elect Tim Scott as his assistant chief of staff.

The filing period for candidates will be open from Jan. 7 through Jan. 17.

The primary election is set for Tuesday March 8 with the general election slated for April 26.

The changes have pushed the filing dates up by two weeks and the primary and general elections up by one week.

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