WEST ASHLEY, SC (WCSC) - After the primary elections, West Ashley residents are one step closer to seeing a new leader that will represent them on Charleston County Council.
Republican Brantley Moody and Democrat Ruth Jordan will move forward to the general election '
Jordan had 66 percent of the vote in the Democratic primary. Moody had 62 percent of the vote in the Republican primary.
Moody is a commercial banker with a business background and he says West Ashley is in need of a collaborator between the county and the cit
"For them to come out and support us like they did in such an overwhelming fashion, in this heat, was just very humbling," Moody said. "We're going to continue to ask for their support going forward. We're not done yet we're only half way through."
He celebrated with a watch party in West Ashley with family and friends.
Ruth Jordan is business owner who previously served as the Chair of of the Charleston County School Board she says smart growth for the county is important.
"Too long we have been sitting on the sideline and it's now time for new leadership in November 2016," Jordan said. "We are going to see a great difference throughout the entire county and the entire country."
She says she was in bible study when the election results came through.
Voters in West Ashley say they're looking forward to new leadership in their area.