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Voters gear up for municipal elections across the Lowcountry

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- Voters in cities and towns all over the Lowcountry will be picking leaders Tuesday. The busiest city races will be in Charleston, Mount Pleasant, Summerville, and Georgetown.

To see a candidate's campaign or official town website, click on their name (in italics).

In Berkeley County, the Town of Moncks Corner will be filling three council seats while Wayne Varner runs unopposed for Water Commissioner. See a sample ballot here.

Johna Bilton
Tonia Aiken-Taylor
Jennifer Schlette
Charlotte Cruppenink

For the few city of Charleston residents that live in Berkeley County, they will only have the Commissioner of Public Works seat to fill. See a sample ballot here.

William Koopman
Tim Mallard
Catherine LaFond

In Charleston County, there are multiple races for the many City Council Districts. Click on the district name to see a sample ballot for each race.

Charleston City Council Dist 2:

Rodney Williams
Blake Hallman

Charleston City Council Dist 4:
Liz Fulton
Robert M Mitchell

Charleston City Council Dist 6:
Benjamin D'Allesandro
Fran Clasby
Joe Good
Lauretta Lemon Dailey
William Dudley Gregorie

Charleston City Council Dist 8:
Mike Seekings
Bobbie Rose

The candidates for Charleston City districts 8 and 10, Dean Riegel and Kathleen Wilson respectively, are running unopposed.

Three candidates are running for Commissioner Public Works. See a sample ballot here.

William Koopman
Tim Mallard
Catherine LaFond

The following towns and cities are also holding their general elections for mayor and council. Click on the municipality to see a sample ballot, if available.


Miriam Green
Joe Bowers

Three Council seats:
LeeAnn Reigart
Tim Penninger
Bryan McNeal Jr
Betty Simmons

Isle of Palms

Dick Cronin
Ryan Buckhannon

Four Council seats:
Sandy Ferencz
Barbara J Bergwerf
Marty Bettelli
Patrick Harrington

Two Water/Sewer commission seats:
Curtis Helfrich
Dana Love


Tyrone E Aiken
Charles Duberry

Three Council seats:
Dorothy B Bailey
Larry Brown
Enoch Dickerson III


Rutledge B Leland III

Four council seats:
Aaron Baldwin
Jim Scott
Robert J Gannon
Tynice Geathers Roundtree

Chris Bates

Voters in Rockville and Ravenel can miss this election day as all of the candidates for the towns' mayor and council seats are running unopposed.


Riley A Bradham

Four council seats:
Zachary Nelson
Patricia Giddens Wright
Henry C Holst
Allen Whilden Holmes


Three council seats:
Harold T Buck Dukes Jr
Robert Cochran

Seabrook Island

Terry Ahearn
John DuBois

Four council seats:
Glenda L Miller
John Turner
John Gregg
Ronald J Ciancio
Donald Romano
Kimber Smith

One Utility commission seat:
Jeff Bostock

The biggest races in Charleston County are in Mount Pleasant. After 15 years in the Mayor's Office, Billy Swails said he will not run for reelection. See a sample ballot here.

Five candidates have thrown their hat in the ring:
Joe Bustos
C Carl Carroll Jr
George A Freeman
Ken Glasson
Linda G Page

Meanwhile eight candidates are running to fill four Town Council Seats:
Ben Bryson
Elton Carrier
Paul S Gawrych
Timm Gipe
Anthony Kowbeidu
Gary Santos
Mark Smith
Joseph Wren

Two Waterworks seats are available.

John Burn
Alys Campaigne
Rick Crosby

Dolph Rodenberg

Mt. Pleasant town council member John Burn was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol recently. Police said Burn rear-ended a car that was stopped at a traffic light.

Further north in Dorchester County, two towns will be filling three council seats. Click on the town name for a sample ballot.


One Council seat:
Walter Bailey
John C. Hinson


Two Town council seats:
Susan S Bishop
Brenda Davis
Kenneth R Witherspoon

Dorchester County residents will also need to decide if they want to impose a one percent sales and use tax by voting on the Dorchester Special Tax Referendum.

The referendum reads:

Must a one percent sales and use tax be levied in Dorchester COunty for the purpose of allowing a credit against a taxpayer's county and municipal ad valorem tax liability and for the purpose of funding county and municipal operations in the Dorchester County area?

Voters will answer Yes or No.

Over in Colleton County, the City of Walterboro is holding a special election to fill the council seat of Randy Peters who passed away in August.

Judy Bridge
Dwayne Buckner
Tony Hamilton
Karen Hinen
Nicole Holmes
Mack Thomas

In Edisto Beach, voters will fill two council seats.

Susan Hornsby
Babe Hutto
Tommy Mann

Patti Smyer

Georgetown County residents will be voting to fill three council seats in Andrews and another three in Georgetown.  Georgetown will also be voting for their mayor.

Three towns in Beaufort County are holding their elections. Click on the municipality to see a sample ballot.

Town of Bluffton

Two council seats:
Gary M. Bensch
Oliver S. Brown
Fred Hamilton Jr.

Garfield Moss
Mike Raymond
Larry Toomer

Charlie Wetmore

Town of Port Royal

Two council seats:
Vernon H DeLoach
Mary Beth Gray-Heyward

Lee Helena Jr.

Town of Yemassee

Jerry Cook
J.L Goodwin

Two council seats:
Tonja D. Alexander
Daniel Anderson III
Mingo Chisolm
Michelle B. Hagan
Jordan J.J. Jinks
Chuck Simmons


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