4 Democrats face opposition; no Republicans file for races

BY SHARRON HALEY
Special to The Sumter Item
Posted 4/6/18

MANNING - Four Clarendon County incumbents face opposition in the upcoming June 12 Democratic Party Primary, while three incumbents will face no opposition.

"No one filed to run in any of the local races in the Republican Party's Primary," said …

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MANNING - Four Clarendon County incumbents face opposition in the upcoming June 12 Democratic Party Primary, while three incumbents will face no opposition.

"No one filed to run in any of the local races in the Republican Party's Primary," said Shirley Black-Oliver, executive director of Clarendon County Voter Registration Office.

According to Oliver, Incumbent Robert "Bobby" L. Ridgeway, who holds the District 64 seat in the state's House of Representatives, will face off against Mitch Ellerby, a former member of the House of Representatives in Mississippi. Ridgeway and Ellerby also faced off two years ago for the District 64 seat.

Recently appointed Clarendon County Coroner Charles "Bucky" Mock faces opposition from LaNette Samuels-Cooper, a former administrative assistant in the county Coroner's Office.

Three seats on Clarendon County Council are up for grabs.

Clarendon County Council incumbent Billy Richardson, who represents District 1 or the Summerton District, faces opposition from Robert McFadden Sr., while Clarendon County Council incumbent Benton Blakely, who represents District 3 or the Turbeville District, will face off against Julius Charlton Watts Jr. Clarendon County Council incumbent W.J. Frierson, who represents District 2 or the Manning area, faces no opposition.

Matt Evans, Clarendon County's treasurer, and Patricia Pringle, Clarendon County's auditor, also face no opposition in the upcoming June 12 Democratic Party Primary.

According to Oliver, all of the county's 26 precincts, including the county's Absentee Precinct, will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. on June 12.

All votes in both the Democratic and Republican primaries will be totaled at Clarendon's Voter Central which is behind the gazebo on West Keitt Street in Manning.