The Town of Williamston will hold a special election next Tuesday, March 30, to fill the Ward 2 Council seat vacated by Rockey Burgess when he took office as mayor. Williamston attorney Lee Cole will be the only candidate on the ballot.
Another candidate, Amanda Phillips, has withdrawn from the race due to a job promotion with new duties that made it impossible for her to serve on the council at this time.
Her withdrawal leaves Cole unopposed for the seat.
Cole’s campaign will focus on fostering well-planned economic and residential
development, ensuring that the Town government continues to provide quality services to its citizens, and the restoration of the Mineral Spring Park.
Cole is Senior Partner at Cox & Cole, Attorneys at Law, a general practice law firm in Williamston, and has served as Town Attorney since 2014. He is a graduate of Palmetto High School, the University of South Carolina, the University of South Carolina School of Law, and the Clamp Divinity School at Anderson University.
The polls will open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.
Due to construction underway at Palmetto Middle School, Williamston Precinct voters will vote at Palmetto High School, 804 N. Hamilton St. The Williamston Mill Precinct and the Cedar Grove Precinct will be at Calvary Baptist Church, 10 S. Academy St.