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.
Known for his bipartisan approach to government reform and economic development, S.C. Sen. Vincent Sheheen has announced his bid for re-election to Senate District 27, including areas in Kershaw, Chesterfield and Lancaster counties.
Louis Clyburn has announced his plans to seek election to Seat 5 on the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees.
Willie Mickle will run in the District 1 Republican primary for Kershaw County Council.
The filing period for state, multi-county, countywide and less than countywide offices came to a close noon Friday.
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.