Orangeburg elects first African-American mayor

  • Posted: Wednesday, September 11, 2013 9:53 p.m.

ORANGEBURG (AP) — Voters in Orangeburg have elected Michael C. Butler as the city’s first black mayor.

Butler won a four-year term with 53 percent of the vote. Mayor Paul Miller received 46 percent. Miller has been mayor since 2001.

Butler’s new terms begin Oct. 1. He ran on a platform of revitalizing the city and working on economic development. He is a career specialist at the Technology Center in Orangeburg Consolidated School District 5.

Orangeburg is home to South Carolina State University, a state-supported historically black school.

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