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KERSHAW – Though interest was minimal to none at first, there have since been some residents to file for the three Kershaw Town Council seats up for election this year.
Three of the seven council seats are up for re-election in March – District 3, District 4 and one of the two at-large seats.
“Filing is picking up in District 3 but the other districts still only have one person,” said Town Administrator Bryan Pettit.
For District 3, Jody Connell filed Jan. 22, Charles R. Stroud filed Jan. 23 and William H. Walters II filed Monday, Jan. 28.
Councilman Randy Seegars, who represents District 3, had not filed as of Tuesday, Jan. 29.
Harvey Truesdale is the lone person to sign up for District 4, having filed Jan. 17.
District 4 Councilman Morris Russell cannot seek re-election for that seat because he has since moved outside the district, Pettit said.
Councilman Eddie Coates has filed to run again for his at-large seat. As of Monday, nobody else has filed.
Filing began Jan. 2 and ends Thursday, Jan. 31.The election is March 19.
The town has its own election commission, which allows it to have its own election season.
This commission includes Mozelle Byrd, Margaret Gamble and Billie Coates.
Council members, who serve four-year terms, don’t run along political parties in the non-partisan Town Council races.
Prospective candidates must file with Sandra Morgan, the clerk to Kershaw Town Council.
For more information, call (803) 475-6065 or visit Town Hall at 113 S. Hampton St.
Contact reporter Jesef Williams at (803) 283-1152