By DORA DEPAOLI
El Centro native John Kuhn was recently elected a South Carolina state senator.
Now living in Charleston, Kuhn took his oath of office in the state Senate chambers in Columbia in December.
The Charleston-based Post and Courier newspaper, with circulation in North and South Carolina, stated: "Republicans scored a major upset Tuesday when political newcomer John Kuhn easily defeated Democrat Leon Stavrinakis in a special state house election that GOP officials said was a referendum on Gov. Jim Hodges."