Democrat Teresa Myers Ervin is the new mayor of Florence, South Carolina after defeating Republican Bryan Braddock.
Myers Ervin is the first African American to serve as mayor in Florence.
She's been on council for more than 10 years and points to her success with redeveloping communities in North and Northwest Florence.
"I am energized because I love my hometown. And I love moving us forward. I want to see us progress with our economic development. I want to focus on COVID-19 recovery. And also I want to continue to expand our community development. And areas such as North Florence, Northwest. And I want to focus on East Florence that corridor. So, I am looking forward to moving our city forward economically, and also community-based," said Myers Ervin.