Longtime community volunteer and organizer Peggy Ogburn recently announced her candidacy for Camden City Council. Ogburn has been a resident of Camden since 1980. During the years, she said, she has been involved in and led numerous, varied civic activities and projects designed to enhance quality of life for Camden and Kershaw County.
S.C. Rep. Laurie Slade Funderburk has announced she will seek re-election to House District 52. The district encompasses most of Kershaw County and includes the greater Camden area, Lugoff and a portion of the Elgin community.
E.B. "Mac" McLeod of Pinewood, a former state representative, has announced his bid as a Democratic candidate for S.C. Senate District 35. After redistricting, District 35 includes parts of Kershaw, Sumter, Lee and Richland counties.
Matt Irick has announced his plans to seek re-election to Seat 7 on the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees. He is a certified public accountant and a partner with the accounting firm of Sheheen, Hancock, & Godwin LLP in Camden.
Mara Horton Jones is seeking reelection to the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees, Seat 1 in the West Wateree area. As native of Kershaw County, she said she is a living testament of the importance of having a strong school board trustees in Kershaw County.
Kershaw County Council Vice Chairman Sammie Tucker Jr. recently announced his intentions to seek another term as council's District 2 representative. Tucker has served on council longer than any of his fellow council members, and it's a tenure he said he's grateful to have earned.
Kershaw County Councilman Sammie Tucker Jr. is in violation of a S.C. Ethics Commission (SCEC) decision ordering him to pay $21,000 in fines and late-filing fees. The Chronicle-Independent discovered the order as part of a check on SCEC filings by Kershaw County elected officials and candidates as the 2012 election season gets underway. The order is listed in the SCEC's Complaints Resolved Index.