Who's running and where to vote
10/30/2009 1:09 PM
10/30/2009 1:48 PM
Nine municipalities in Richland and Lexington counties have elections for town leaders Tuesday. All races are nonpartisan.
Following is a list of candidates, as well as polling places.
-Town Council, two at-large: Tom Clark, Mark Robertson and incumbent Michael Smith. One seat at stake was held by the late Merrelle Harris.
-Mayor: No one filed against Mayor Rick Thomas.
Polling places: Arcadia, Trenholm Road and Oakwood precincts will vote at North Trenholm Baptist Church, 6515 N. Trenholm Road.
-Mayor: Steve Cain and incumbent James Wiszowaty
-Council District 1: Pansy Buzhardt and incumbent Mark DeLoach
-No one filed to be on the ballot against Town Council District 3 incumbent Steve Cain, District 5 newcomer Sabrena Etheredge, and District 7 incumbent Rita Crapps. But John Burgess has organized a write-in challenge to Cain.
-Holstons (Saluda County residents): Batesburg-Leesville Leisure Center, 227 Highland Ave.
-Mims: Batesburg-Leesville Leisure Center, 227 Highland Ave.
-Batesburg: Batesburg-Leesville Leisure Center, 227 Highland Ave.
-Leesville: Old Leesville Elementary School, 423 College St.
-No one filed against Chapin Mayor Stan Shealy and at-large Town Council members Robbie Frick and Leland Teal.
-Irmo Town Council, two at-large: Incumbents Hardy King and Barry A. Walker Sr., and Sarah Watson.
-Also in Irmo, voters will decide on Sunday sales of beer and wine by the package. The measure would allow retailers in town to sell six-packs of beer and bottles of wine as do nearby stores outside Irmo. It’s a move that would end Irmo’s status as one of the few areas in Richland County where such sales are barred.
Polling places for Chapin and Irmo:
-Irmo: Irmo Elementary School, 7401 Gibbes St.
-Murraywood: CrossRoads Middle School, Campus 1, 6949 St. Andrews Road
-Quail Valley: St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 6952 St. Andrews Road
-Riverwalk: Harbison Fire Station, 131 Lake Murray Blvd.
-Dutch Fork No. 2: Harbison Fire Station, 131 Lake Murray Blvd.
-Parkridge: Harbison Fire Station, 131 Lake Murray Blvd.
- Friarsgate No. 1: Friarsgate Park, 1712 Chadford Road
-Friarsgate No. 2: H.E. Corley Elementary School, 1500 Chadford Road
-Ballentine: Dutch Fork Elementary, 7900 Broad River Road
-Old Friarsgate: Dutch Fork Elementary, 7900 Broad River Road
-No one filed against Mayor Charles Haggard
-Town Council, two at-large: incumbents Sam Jackson and Tom Siler and Carlisle Rast
-Pelion No. 1 and Pelion No. 2: Pelion Town Hall, 1010 Main St.
-Mayor: Incumbent David Busby and Hazel Kanipe
-Town Council, two at-large: Floyd Dinkins, Robert Myers and incumbent Roger Simpson
-Pine Ridge Middle School, 735 Pine Ridge Drive
-Mayor: David Martin, Doris Simmons and incumbent Ray Spires
-Town Council: No one filed against incumbents Linda Butler in District 1 and Woodrow Davis in District 2.
-Swansea No. 1 and Swansea No. 2: Municipal Court Building, 320 West Third St.
-Town Council, two at-large: No one filed, so seats will be filled by write-in. Incumbents Henry Hartley and David Reese say they are willing to serve again.
-Summit Town Hall, 321 Old Broad St.
City Council: In District 5, incumbent Boyd Jones faces Liz Deas. No one filed against incumbents Dale Harley in District 1, Jack Harmon in District 3 and Tommy Parler in District 7.
-West Columbia No. 2: Turner Memorial AME Church, 1122 Monticello St.
-West Columbia No. 4: West Side Baptist Church, 2100 Platt Springs Road
-Hook’s Store: B.C. Grammar School No. 1, 114 Hook Ave.
-Saluda River: Our Savior Lutheran Church, 1500 Sunset Blvd.
-Westover: Providence Presbyterian Church, 1112 Hummingbird Drive
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