Junie White wins another term as mayor of Spartanburg

Junie White
Junie White (FILE)

SPARTANBURG, SC (WSPA) – Junie White will serve another term as Spartanburg mayor after defeating challenger Todd Horne in a runoff election.

White won with just over 57 percent of the vote, according to unofficial results from Spartanburg County Voter Registration and Elections.

Horne received almost 43 percent of the vote.

“I think people know me. They know what I’ve done and what I stand for,” White told 7 News on Tuesday night. “I treat everyone the same.”

White held his watch party at Wild Ace Pizza and Pub in downtown Spartanburg, where he was joined by dozens of family members and supporters.

When asked what he is looking forward to accomplishing in the next four years, White said he is eager to start the city’s pool project in the city’s Northside.

Businessman Todd Horne held his watch party at the Marriott.

He told 7 News after the numbers came in that he was disappointed, but that it won’t be the end of his run in politics.

“I believe the best is yet to come here in Spartanburg and I’m not done. As far as I’m concerned, I’m just getting started. And so I will remain involved in the community, continue to preach the good things that are happening here in Spartanburg…” Horne said.

The race was forced into a runoff when none of the candidates received the required 50 percent of the vote on November 7.


Junie White 2,457 57.26%
Todd Horne 1,834 42.74%