Jenny Koumas has announced her plans to seek election to Seat 1 on the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees.
Phillip Thompson has announced his plans to seek election to Seat 5 on the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees.
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.
"Are you crazy? Why are you running? Why do you want to get involved in politics now?" are the questions Kershaw County School Board Seat 9 candidate Celia Boland said she has been asked.
The Kershaw County Election Commission on Monday overturned its decision last week barring some candidates from the ballots.
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.
Mayor Jeffrey R. Graham, first elected to the city's top leadership post in 2008, has announced his intent to seek a second term as Camden's mayor.
The deadline to register to vote in June's party primaries is May 12, according to officials with the S.C. Election Commission.
Former North Central High School (NCHS) coach Ron Blackmon is seeking election to Seat 9 of the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees.
The successes, failures and upcoming priorities of the nation, state and county topped the discussion list Monday at the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce's annual Legislative Forum.
Sumter businessman Eddie Drayton is seeking election to the S.C. Senate, running in the Republican primary for District 35.
After reading this year's Kershaw County Board of School Trustees candidate election announcements, Doug Berry of Camden said he realized that most of the candidates want the same thing: to use taxpayer money as efficiently as possible; to supply teachers with the equipment they need to do their job proficiently; a school system that prepares children to become professionals, have a positive impact on society and become the leaders for tomorrow, among other things.
Camden City Councilwoman Alfred Mae Drakeford announced recently she is seeking re-election for a third term.
Elgin Councilwoman Candace "Candy" Silvers is running for reelection in Elgin's Feb. 3 election for town council. Voters put Silvers on council during a special election in 2013 to replace former Councilman Norman Allen "Bubba" Ernst after his resignation. Silvers previously served on Elgin's planning and zoning commission. She said she would like the opportunity to continue to help her community through public service.
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