Mayoral Debate 2020 presented by The Sumter Item


The Sumter Item hosted a mayoral debate on Thursday, Oct. 1, at the Sumter Opera House. All six candidates were in attendance to share their platform and policy plans in the hopes of earning Sumterites’ votes. The audio on the livestream, which is also online, is not ideal due to constraints with filming live from an iPhone with that much distance, so here is the high-quality version we promised, produced by our Studio Sumter team that brings you Sumter Today. For complete election coverage, go to

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