One candidate has filed for the Aiken County School Board seat formerly held by longtime board member Rosemary English.
Patrice Rhinehart-Jackson has filed to represent District 7, said Cynthia Holland, the director of Registration and Elections for Aiken County, via email Thursday.
Rhinehart-Jackson joins eight other candidates who have filed for two other vacant seats on the School Board.
A special election for all three seats – representing Districts 7, 8 and 9 – will be Dec. 10.
Filing for the District 8 seat are Kristin Beard, John Bradley, Timothy Govenettio and Bruce Wheelon.
Filing for the District 9 seat are Robert Byrne, Pamela Diaz, Keith Harp and Cameron Nuessle.
Filing for the District 8 and 9 seats closed at noon Thursday .
Aiken County School Board members voted to accept the resignation of Aiken County Public Sch…
Tad Barber, who represented District 8, and Ahmed Samaha, who represented District 9, resigned Sept. 5 after the board accepted the resignation of Dr. Sean Alford, the former superintendent of Aiken County Public Schools.
Filing for the District 7 seat, which was held by English, will be open until noon Monday .
English resigned Sept. 13, which was Alford's last day with the district.
The candidates' names will appear on scvotes.org when filing closes, according to Holland.
To qualify as a candidate on the Dec. 10 special election ballot, a candidate must file a petition at the Aiken County Registration and Elections Office in the Aiken County Government Center at 1930 University Parkway, Suite 1200, in Aiken.
Petitions must have a minimum of 50 valid signatures of registered voters from the appropriate district, District 7, 8 or 9.
Petitions for the candidates who have filed have been submitted, but the signatures have not been verified, according to Holland.
News editor Holly Kemp contributed to this article.