More file to run in November


For School Board seats, City of Union offices

By Charles Warner - cwarner@civitasmedia.com



Charles Warner | The Union Times Filing for the nonpartisan races that will be on the November ballot is now open. As of Wednesday, a total of 14 candidates had filed to run for a total of six offices.


UNION COUNTY — Seven more candidates have filed to run in the November general election including two candidates for Mayor of the City of Union.

The Nov. 8 general election will ballot in Union County will include nonpartisan races for a mayor and council in both the City of Union and the Town of Carlisle; for seats on the governing boards of the Santuc, Monarch, Jonesville, and Southside fire districts; and for seats on the Union County Board of School Trustees.

Filing for these nonpartisan races opened at noon on Friday, July 15 and will close at noon on Monday, Aug. 15.

Since filing opened, a total of 14 candidates have filed to run, including seven that filed on July 15 and seven that have filed since the beginning of this week.

Those filing this week and the offices they filed to run for include:

City of Union

In the City of Union, the Office of Mayor and the Districts 3, 4, and 6 seats on Union City Council will be on the ballot.

Municipal Clerk Gloria Rogers said Wednesday that as of the beginning of this week incumbent Mayor Harold Thompson and District 1 Councilman Tommy Anthony have filed to run for Mayor.

Rogers said that incumbent District 3 Councilman Yates Giles filed to run for reelection this week. Giles is the third candidate to file to run for the District 3 seat, joining challengers Jack Kelly III and Vicki C. Morgan who filed to run July 15.

Incumbent District 6 Councilman Jim Wilson also filed to run for reelection this week. Wilson is being challenged for reelection by Sonja Craig and Kristina Sommer, both of whom also filed this week.

Rogers said that no one has yet filed to run for the District 4 seat. The seat is currently held by Councilman Ricky Harris.

Persons wanting to run for mayor must file to do so at the Municipal Clerk’s Office in the City of Union Municipal Building and pay a $600 filing fee. Those wanting to run for a seat on City Council must also file at the Municipal Clerk’s Office and pay a $100 filing fee.

School Board

Four seats on the Union County Board of School Trustees are also on the Nov. 8 ballot and as of Wednesday a total of five candidates had filed to run for three of the seats.

Union County Election Commission Chairman Keith Vanderford said Wednesday that incumbent District 6 Trustee Kakie White was the latest candidate to file for school board. White is the second candidate to file to run for the District 6 seat joining challenger Frank M. Hart who filed to run on July 15.

The other candidates to have already filed to run for school board are Charles Lott, Sr., Greg Addison, and Mark Ivey in District 2 and Frank M. Hart in District 6, all of whom also filed to run on July 15.

White is the only incumbent member of the school to have filed for reelection so far. The other incumbents are Trustee Betty McMorris (District 1), Trustee Jantzen Childers (District 2), and Trustee Manning Jeter (District 7).

Persons who want to run for School Board must file to do at the Union County Voter Registrar’s Office. No filing fee is required to run for School Board.

Fire Districts

A total of 10 seats in four fire districts will also be on the November ballot.

• Santuc Fire District — The three seats on the governing board that are currently held by Albert Gregory, Eddie Hines, and Nancy Richardson.

• Monarch Fire District — The three seats on the governing board that are currently held by Brad Jolly, Donald “Snake” Robinson, and Larry Robinson.

• Jonesville Fire District — The two seats on the governing board that are currently held by James Harvey Jr. and John Vaughan.

• Southside Fire District — The two seats on the governing board that are currently held by Mark Smith and Russell Trammell.

No one had filed to run for any of those seats as of Wednesday afternoon.

Persons wanting to run for these seats must file to do at the Union County Voter Registrar’s Office. No filing fee is required to run for seats on the governing boards of these fire districts.

Town of Carlisle

In the Town of Carlisle, the office of Mayor and two seats on the Carlisle Town Council will be on the November ballot.

As of Wednesday afternoon, the only person to file to run has been Ann Stevens. Stevens, who filed shortly after the opening of filing, is running for mayor.

The Office of Mayor is currently held by Mary Ferguson-Stevens while the two seats on Town Council are currently held by Councilman Ronnie Lyles and Councilwoman Maxine Spencer.

Persons wanting to run for Mayor of the Town of Carlisle must file to do so at the Municipal Clerk’s Office at the Carlisle Town Hall and pay a $125 filing fee. Those wanting to fun for a seat on Town Council must also file at the Municipal Clerk’s Office and pay a $75 filing fee.

District Lines

Persons interested in running for School Board should first check with the Union County Voter Registrar’s Office to see if they are in the district they are planning to run in. This is because district lines have changed since the last election and some area may no longer be in the district they were in previously.

For more information about the changes in district lines and/or about filing to run in the November general election call the Union County Voter Registrar’s Office at 864-426-1616.

In the City of Union, persons wanting more information about running for city office in the November general election should call the Municipal Clerk’s Office at 864-426-1701.

In the Town of Carlisle, persons wanting more information about running for town office in the November general election should call the Municipal Clerk’s Office at 864-427-1505.

Charles Warner | The Union Times Filing for the nonpartisan races that will be on the November ballot is now open. As of Wednesday, a total of 14 candidates had filed to run for a total of six offices.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_web1_Voter-Registrar-1-3.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times Filing for the nonpartisan races that will be on the November ballot is now open. As of Wednesday, a total of 14 candidates had filed to run for a total of six offices.
For School Board seats, City of Union offices

By Charles Warner

cwarner@civitasmedia.com

Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090.

Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090.

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