Although many Kershaw County Board of School Trustees candidates saw a decline in voter turnout during Tuesday's primary, elected candidates and run-off candidates are preparing for the Kershaw County School District's upcoming fiscal year.
Johnny Deal, a household name in Camden, has thrown his hat in the ring for Camden City Council. Born and raised in Camden, he grew up on Lake Wateree and helped manage the family business, Deal's Marina. He graduated with honors from Camden High School in 1979. Upon receipt of a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Winthrop College in 1984, he returned to Camden to become a productive citizen. He and his wife, Annah, made their home here and they raised their two daughters in Camden.
Eric Zacour -- a candidate for the Kershaw County Board of Trustees Seat No. 1 -- has been an Elgin resident since the spring of 1985. He started his family business in 1986 and has worked hard to help his business to grow.
Sumter attorney Wade Kolb is seeking election to the S.C. Senate as a Republican candidate for District 35. Kolb will be looking to replace Democrat Phil Leventis, who is retiring after serving in the Senate for the past 32 years. District 35 is anchored in Sumter County and encompasses parts of Lugoff and Elgin as well as precincts in Lee and Richland counties.
Local election officials determined Thursday that the recent S.C. Supreme Court ruling on candidates does not apply to candidates for the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees because their election is non-partisan.
A story Wednesday titled "Court ruling could leave candidates off ballots" should have indicated House District 52 candidate Kim Demer was ruled ineligible to be on the ballot. Kershaw County Republican Party Chairman Chris Oviatt said Demer did not file her statement of economic interest by the deadline set by the Election Commission. House District 52 candidate David Herndon has been ruled eligible to remain on the ballot.
Several candidates in Kershaw County may be left off the June 12 primary ballot after failing to file their candidacy and economic interest statements on time. The S.C. Supreme Court recently ruled that about 180 candidates across the state are ineligible for the primary election.
May 09, 2012|
By Michael Ulmer and Miciah Bennett