Community volunteer Tony Scully is announcing his candidacy for mayor of Camden in the Nov. 6 election. Scully, married to theatre and film actress Joy Claussen Scully, says he will campaign to bring people together again in an open government focusing on economic recovery.
Voters in Elgin and Lugoff helped to shore up the Democratic nomination for S.C. Senate District 35 candidate Thomas McElveen who won his party's nomination during Tuesday's primary. Meanwhile, Republican candidates Tony Barwick and Wade Kolb will take part in a runoff election June 26.
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.