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Filing for local, state offices begins next week

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By Jenny Hartley

If you're interested in filing for local or state offices, your chance is coming up.

Filing for state and local Democratic and Republican offices begins at noon March 16 and closes at noon March 30. Both days are Sundays.

Democrats will file at 206 S. Main St., the law offices of Norrell and Powers-Norrell.

Republicans will file at 874 S. Lake Drive, the office of Storage to Go.

County offices up for election and their filing fees are:

- Clerk of court: $2,701.24

- Sheriff: $3,137.40

- Coroner: $2,093.12

- Auditor: $2,456.56

- Treasurer: $2,456.56

- County Council Districts 1, 3, 5, 7: $263.48

- S.C. House of Representatives Districts 44, 45, 65: $208

- S.C. Senate Districts 16, 27: $416

Early birds

Several candidates have already announced their campaigns, including state House Rep. Mick Mulvaney, R-45, and Lancaster attorney Mandy Powers-Norrell, a Democrat, for Senate District 16 and Sun City Carolina Lakes resident Bruce Miller, a Republican, for House District 45.

Democrat Barry Faile has announced his run for sheriff and county treasurer Dick Rowell, a Democrat, said he wants to serve one more term.

Indian Land Republicans Alan Patterson and Larry McCullough are running for County Council District 1. Democrat Kathy Sistare is running against incumbent Democrat Wayne Kersey for County Council District 7, and Dennis "Cotton" Cole, a Democrat, is running against incumbent Republican Wesley Grier.

For details about Democratic filing, call Lancaster County Democratic Party Chairman Gil Small at 285-5891.

For details about Republican filing, call Lancaster County Republican Party Chairman Winston Smith at 283-7580.

Contact Jenny Hartley at 283-1151 or jhartley@thelancasternews.com