Two sign up for Williamston Ward 2 seat

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Two candidates have signed up to run for the Williamston Ward 2 Council seat that will be decided in a special eletion on Tuesday, April 2.

Rocky Burgess and Mike Looper have signed up and are both certified, according to Williamston Town Clerk Michelle Starnes. Both names will appear on the ballot for the special election.

Burgess is a lifelong resident of the town and currently owns a business located in the town. He also recently served as head of the town’s election commission.

Looper is a former Ward 4 councilman who was defeated in the general election by challenger Otis Scott. Looper has since moved his residence to a home located in Ward 2.

The Ward 2 Council seat came open January 1 when former councilman Dr. Mack Durham took office as the town’s mayor. The council term expires Dec. 31, 2014.

The election is nonpartisan and no party affiliation will be on the ballot. Persons planning to vote in the election must be registered by March 2.

Polling places will be Williamston Mill Precinct and Cedar Grove Precinct at Calvary Baptist Church. The Williamston Precinct will vote at Palmetto Middle School.