By Stan Welch
Filing for all state and local elected offices closed last week. The following are the candidates for the various offices. U.S. Congressman Jeff Duncan of District Three will face Hosea Cleveland in the general election, while Congressman Trey Gowdy will face Democrat Chris Fedalei and a Constitution Party candidate in November.
In the State Senate, District Three incumbent Kevin Bryant is unopposed. Following a seemingly endless series of primary and runoff elections District Seven incumbent Mike Gambrell is also unopposed. Gambrell won several elections in his quest to fill Senator Billy O’Dell’s seat, which was vacated by his untimely passing earlier this year. Jay West is unopposed for Gambrell’s vacant House seat.