Statement from Rep. Russell Ott

“I appreciate Dick Harpootlian calling me this morning to concede the race. We had a cordial and respectful conversation where he pledged to support our campaign in November. This race was never about any individual. It was about the people of Senate District 26. At the end of the day, people deserve honesty, integrity, and hard work from their elected representatives.

Now we’re going to get back to work to win in November.

I’m so grateful to everyone who was a part of this campaign. I especially want to thank my friends and neighbors in Calhoun and lower Lexington for their strong support. Those are the folks who know me best — and I’ll work hard to earn that same level of trust with everyone in Richland and Lexington Counties.”

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