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3 Candidates, 1 seat: It's decision day for District 42

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- Marlon Kimpson will place his vote at Joseph Floyd Manor Tuesday morning, hoping to keep the seat in Democratic hands after the resignation of Robert Ford. But Libertarian Alex Thornton and Republican Billy Shuman will have something to say about it.

Voters from Charleston to Dorchester County - in neighborhoods like Park Circle, Avondale, and Wagner Terrace - will decide who will represent them in the state Senate.

"This race is really about saving public education, about making sure that people have healthcare and making sure that the jobs that come to the district the people that live here get those jobs," said Kimpson.

"As a small business owner I see the effects of over taxation and over reaching government," said political newbie and photographer Alex Thornton. "And that's why if I'm elected I will fight to end the state income tax that will save the average South Carolinian about two thousand dollars per year."

"I believe in less taxes, less government," said Billy Shuman. "But at the same time I live in a failing school district. My children are in a failing school in North Charleston and I've got stake in the game. I want to improve the quality of life in District 42 and that's why I'm running in this race.

All three candidates are hoping to take over for Robert Ford who resigned earlier this year amid an ethics investigation into campaign finances.

Polls opened at 7 a.m. and won't close until 7 p.m.

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