S.C. Election Commission urges voters to prepare for Nov. 8 General Election


Filing closed for Laurens County’s municipal elections on Friday at noon. The elections in Laurens, Clinton, Gray Court and Waterloo are scheduled for Tuesday, March 5.

In the City of Laurens, incumbent mayor John J. Stankus faces opposition from attorney Nathan Senn.

In Seat 3, incumbent Sylvia Stoddard Douglas faces opposition from Johnny Kelly. Incumbents Martin Lowry in Seat 5 and Johnnie L Bolt are unopposed.

Laurens Commission of Public Works chair Parker Moore, who represents District 2, is unopposed.

Clinton mayor Bob McLean faces opposition from Ricky D. Martin Jr.

In Seat 2, incumbent Shirley Y. Jenkins has opposition from four challengers: Sherri Amick, Reginald Vance, Rosa M. Booker and Rilla Griffin.

Incumbent Jimmy Young will face Megan P. Walsh.

Seat 4 incumbent Gary Kuykendall is unopposed.

Longtime mayor John R. Carter, who has served Gray Court in that capacity for 32 years, is opposed by town councilwoman Stellartean Jones and Scott Cook.

Two candidates are challenging incumbent Adolphus Brewster in a race in which the top two vote-getters will be elected. The challengers are Shaterica Neal and Royce Williams.

In Waterloo, incumbent Johnny Cheeks and Bruce Smith are running unopposed.

The filing deadline for the S.C. House District 14 being vacated by retiring Mike Pitts, which holds its primaries on Feb. 19 and special election on April 23, is Saturday at noon.

Six candidates – four Republicans and two Democrats – are running. The Republicans are Grant Blair of Ninety Six, Scott Horne of Ware Shoals, county councilman Stewart Jones of Laurens and Michael Seymour of Laurens. Democrats Garrett McDaniel, a county councilman, and Bobby Gregory, Sr., of Ware Shoals, are also running.