Walker exits York County Council race to run for S.C. House

Posted March 26, 2014 6:50 pm | Filed under Featured, Local News

Republican Robert Walker has withdrawn his application to run for York Count Council’s district 5 seat.

Campaign filing documents show Walker filed for the S.C. House Wednesday afternoon, challenging incumbent John King for the district 49 seat.

“The more I started analyzing the race, I wanted to give the State House run,” Walker said. “I’ve thought about the State House for some time.”

Walker filed for the county council race March 17 and paid the $325.02 filing fee. Because he withdrew from the race before the March 30 close of the filing window, county officials will refund his money.

The county council race, Walker said, already had three contenders excluding incumbent county councilman Curwood Chappell. Chappell, 83, has not yet declared to run for the seat.

“Anytime you’re talking about a primary with a three way race, it’s going to change some dynamics,” Walker said. Fort Mill building inspector Marty Taylor and attorney Christy Cox have each filed to run for the seat.

Walker said he was not yet prepared to endorse Taylor or Cox.