By Stan Welch – Following a summer of disappointment, confusion, and frustration for the candidates, the final slate for the coming elections has been certified by the Anderson County Election Commission. Running unopposed for the State Senate are incumbents Sen. Kevin Bryant (District 3) and Sen. Billy O’Dell (District 4).
Running unopposed for the S.C. State House are Brian White, District 6; Michael Gambrell, District 7; Anne Thayer District 9; and Joshua Putnam, District 10.
All of the candidates listed above are running as Republicans.
In District 8, incumbent Don Bowen faces opposition from Michael Carmany and Ted W. Luckadoo.
As a result of a ruling by the SC Supreme Court on the legality of a filing requirement that resulted in more than two hundred candidates being thrown off of ballots across the state, the following candidates were required to obtain signatures in sufficient numbers to place them on the ballots as independent candidates.
None of those listed below are running as Republicans or Democrats.
Those running for District One School Trustee are Mike Wilson, Area 2; David “Moochie” Merritt, Area 3; Brenda S. Ellison and Ricky L. Bell, Area 6.
Running for the Big Creek Watershed Board from District 4 is Al Rentz. There are two seats available.
Running for the board of Broadmouth Creek Watershed District 5 are Joe Pinson and Carroll Ross. There are three seats available.
Running for the District 7 seat on the Brushy Creek Watershed board are Adelaide M. Gantt and Eric McConnell. There are two seats available.
There are four candidates for the three available seats on the Three and Twenty Watershed board. They are J. Mark Bishop, Phil Tripp, W.H. McAbee, III, and Leonard Williams.
Elizabeth G. Pack and Rudy F. Rhodes are running unopposed for two available seats on the Piedmont Public Service Commission.
The general elections are scheduled for November 6.