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Matthews reelected as sheriff
Heather and Jim Matthews
Sheriff Jim Matthews (right) gets a kiss from his wife, Heather, after making his reelection acceptance speech at the Robert Mills Courthouse in Camden on Tuesday night. Supporters enjoyed barbecue during the campaign party. Matthews won the election by a more than 2-to-1 margin, 7,653 to 3,047, over challenger David Thomley. - photo by Haley Atkinson
“The citizens have spoken and they’ve spoken quite loudly.” That’s how Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews characterized his win for reelection with approximately two and a half times the vote count his challenger, David Thomley, received. By the end of Tuesday night, with nearly all precincts counted, Matthews received 7,653 votes to Thomley’s 3,047 votes.