Nickelodeon director files for Columbia at-large seat


Nickelodeon theater director Andy Smith on Monday made formal his candidacy for a citywide seat on council.

Smith filed for the office two weeks after announcing his campaign in an email. He is among three challengers who have filed to oppose incumbent at-large Councilman Cameron Runyan. Runyan is seeking a second term in the Nov. 3 election that will determine three seats on the seven-member council.

Others who have filed for the citywide seat are Howard Duvall, the retired director of the Municipal Association of South Carolina, and Nammu Muhammad, a community activist.

Filing for all three seats closes Friday at noon.