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McFee wins special election

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Claims final seat on Beaufort city council

By Mike McCombs

Longtime city councilman Mike McFee won Monday’s special election for the final open seat on Beaufort’s City Council.

In unofficial results, McFee got 684 votes (65.45 percent) of the 1,045 votes cast in the race for the seat, vacated by Stephen Murray when he was elected mayor in November.

Middle school principal Brantley Wilson second with 199 votes (19.04 percent), and retired Coast Guard Commander Fred White was third with 156 votes (14.93 percent).

McFee previously served from 2008 to 2020 on Beaufort City Council before finishing third by less than a percent in November’s race for two open seats.

The City of Beaufort Municipal Election Commission will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 4 at the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Beaufort County to certify election.

McFee will be sworn in on March 9. The seat’s term will expire in December of 2022.

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