Aiken County candidate wrap-up: A look at who's running
General election filing in South Carolina closed on Monday, and it appears the most hotly contested race this election year will be that for S.C. House of Representatives District 84.
Aiken County candidates:
S.C. House of Representatives - District 81
Don Wells (R - incumbent)
S.C. House of Representatives - District 82
William “Bill” Clyburn (D - incumbent)
S.C. House of Representatives - District 83
William M. “Bill” Hixon (R - incumbent)
S.C. House of Representatives - District 84
-Chris Corley (R)
-Adam Mestres (R)
-Susan Swanson (R)
-Rick Turnbull (R)
-S. Lance Weaver (R)
-Rosie Berry (D)
S.C. House of Representatives - District 85
Bill Taylor (R - incumbent)
County Council District 1
-Ron Felder (R)
-Kathy Rawls (R - incumbent)
County Council District 2
-Camille Furgiuele (R)
-Mike Stake (R)
County Council District 5
Sandy Haskell (R - incumbent)
County Council District 6
Phil Napier (R - incumbent)
Six people have thrown their hats into the ring for that seat – Republicans Chris Corley, Adam Mestres, Susan Swanson, Rick Turnbull, S. Lance Weaver and Democrat Rosie Berry.
District 84 incumbent Rep. J. Roland Smith has announced he will retire at the end of his current term.
Kathy Rawls faces opposition from Ron Felder in her bid for re-election to Aiken County Council District 1, and Camille Furgiuele and Mike Stake will face off for County Council District 2. Travis Yonce, who filed as a Republican District 2 candidate, has since withdrawn his filing. Yonce cannot run in District 2 because he does not reside there.
District 2 incumbent Scott Singer has announced he will not run for re-election and instead has voiced his support for Furgiuele.
If only one candidate files for a particular office with a particular party, then that candidate will become the party's nominee. If more than one candidate files for a particular office with a particular party, the nominee will be chosen by primary or convention.
Primaries to nominate candidates for the general election will be held on June 10. If necessary, primary run-offs will be on June 22. The deadline to register to vote in the June primaries is May 10 and the deadline is Oct. 4 for the general election.
The general election will be held on Nov. 4.
For more information, visit www.scvotes.org.
Maayan Schechter is the local government reporter with Aiken Standard. Follow her on Twitter @MaayanSchechter.