MT. PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) - Charleston County has a new council member. Unofficial results show that Republican Herbert Sass picked up more than 66 percent of the vote in Tuesday's special election
Sass beat out Democrat Richard Hricik for the District 1 seat, which represents the East Cooper area.
Sass will fill former Councilman Joe McKeown's seat. He stepped down to be Congressman Tim Scott's Assistant Chief of Staff.
Sass received 51 percent of the vote over his Republican opponent Mark Smith who got 48 percent in last month's Republican primary runoff election.