Filing opens for non-partisan races


For municipal, fire districts, and school district seats

By Charles Warner - cwarner@civitasmedia.com



Charles Warner | The Union Times Filing opens this Friday at noon for non-partisan elections in the City of Union; the Town of Carlisle; the Monarch, Santuc, Jonesville, and Southside fire districts; and the Union County Board of School Trustees.


UNION — Mayoral and council races in two municipalities, seats on four fire boards, and seats on the school board will be on the ballot in November and persons interested in running for them can begin filing to do so this Friday.

The Nov. 8 general election ballot in Union County will include municipal races in the City of Union and the Town of Carlisle; for seats on the governing boards of the Santuc, Monarch, Jonesville, and Southside fire districts; and for seats on the Union County Board of School Trustees. Filing for these races will open this Friday at noon and will close 30 days later at noon on Aug. 15. All of these races are nonpartisan.

City of Union

In the City of Union, voters will go to the polls in November to elect the mayor and three members of the Union City Council in Districts 3, 4, and 6.

Persons wanting to run for mayor or for one of the council seats on the ballot must file to do so at the Municipal Clerk’s Office in the City of Union Municipal Building. Mayoral candidates must pay a $600 filing fee while candidates for city council must pay a $100 fee in order to have their names placed on the municipal ballot.

The Office of Mayor is currently by Mayor Harold Thompson while the District 3 council seat is currently held by Councilman Yates Giles, the District 4 seat by Councilman Ricky Harris, and the District 6 seat by Councilman Jim Wilson.

No candidates have announced to run for the council seats, but Union City Councilman Tommy Anthony has announced that he will be a candidate for mayor.

Town of Carlisle

In the Town of Carlisle, voters will go to the polls in November to elect the mayor and two members of the Carlisle Town Council.

The Office of Mayor is currently held by Mayor Mary Fergson-Glenn while the council seats are currently held council members Ronnie Lyles and Maxine Spencer.

Persons wanting to run for mayor or for one of the council seats on the ballot must file to do so at the Municipal Clerk’s Office at the Carlisle Town Hall. Mayoral candidates must pay a $125 filing fee while candidates for town council must pay a $75 filing fee in order to have their names placed on the municipal ballot.

Fire Districts

A total of 10 seats in four fire districts will also be on the ballot in the November general election.

• Santuc Fire District — Three seats on the governing fire board currently held by Albert Gregory, Eddie Hines, and Nancy Richardson.

• Monarch Fire District — Three seats the governing fire board currently held by Brad Jolly, Donald “Snake” Robinson, and Larry Robinson.

• Jonesville Fire District — Two seats on the governing fire board currently held by James Harvey Jr. and John Vaughan.

• Southside Fire District — Two seats on the governing fire board currently held by Mark Smith and Russell Trammell.

Persons wanting to run for these seats must file with the Union County Voter Registrar’s Office. Candidates for these seats do not have to pay a filing fee to have their names placed on the ballot in those districts.

School Board

Four seats on the Union County Board of School Trustees will also be on the ballot in the November general election including the District 1 seat currently held by Trustee Betty McMorris; the District 2 seat currently held by Trustee Jantzen Childers; the District 6 seat currently held by Trustee Kakie White; and the District 7 seat currently held by Trustee Manning Jeter.

Persons wanting to run for these seats must file with the Union County Voter Registrar’s Office. Candidates for these seats do not have to pay a filing fee to have their names placed on the ballot in those districts.

District Lines

Union County Voter Registrar Darlene Pettit said Monday that persons interested in running for school board should check with her office first before filing to run to see if they are in the district they are planning to run in. She said this was because district lines for all nine school board seats have changed since the last election.

For more information about the changes in the district lines and/or about filing to run in the November general election call the Union County Voter Registrar’s Office at 864-429-1616.

Charles Warner | The Union Times Filing opens this Friday at noon for non-partisan elections in the City of Union; the Town of Carlisle; the Monarch, Santuc, Jonesville, and Southside fire districts; and the Union County Board of School Trustees.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_web1_Voter-Registrar-1-1.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times Filing opens this Friday at noon for non-partisan elections in the City of Union; the Town of Carlisle; the Monarch, Santuc, Jonesville, and Southside fire districts; and the Union County Board of School Trustees.
For municipal, fire districts, and school district seats

By Charles Warner

cwarner@civitasmedia.com

Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090.

Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090.

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