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Upstate candidates turn in petitions to get onto ballots

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More than 70 Upstate candidates turned in petitions Monday to try to get on the November general election ballots.

An unprecedented number of people are trying to get on the ballot as a petition candidate after being booted from primary ballots. A state Supreme Court decision in May on improperly filed paperwork caused about 250 candidates statewide to be removed from the June 12 primaries.

Becoming a petition candidate requires getting signatures from at least 5 percent of a district's registered voters.

Candidates who turned in enough signatures by Monday's noon deadline will be verified throughout the next month by the county election offices. Those certified will be on the November ballots.

For the general elections, the winner takes all unlike primaries when candidates must have 50 percent plus one vote to be declared the winner.

Upstate candidates who filed petitions Monday are listed below. Only four have been certified thus far. NOTE: This list was compiled from information received from the following counties' election offices.

Abbeville County:

  • County Council District 5 : James McCord
  • County Council District 6: Joseph Cade and Rick Campbell
  • Sheriff: Raymond Vandiver
  • State House District 11: Bob Shirley

Anderson County::

  • County Council District 1: Jeff Ricketson
  • County Council District 3: James Cole
  • County Council District 5: James "Denny" Floyd
  • County Council District 6: Ann Smith
  • State House District 8: Ted Luckadoo

Cherokee County:

  • State House District 33: Evan Mulch

Greenville County:

  • Greenville Soil & Water Conservation District: Eddie Nabers
  • County Council District 25: Ralph Sweeney
  • Greenville Co. School District 17: Paul Fallavollita
  • Greenville Co. School District 23: Glenda Morrison-Fair
  • Greenville Co. School District 25: Kenneth Baxter Sr.
  • State House District 2: Ed Rumsey
  • State Senate District 6: Tommie Reece
  • State Senate District 7: Ennis Fant
  • State Senate District 25: Tony Boyce
  • State Senate District 28: Raye Felder (certified)

Greenwood County:

  • Clerk of Court: Felicia Kinard Moton and Angie Woodhurst
  • Coroner: Sonny Cox and Marcia Kelley-Clark
  • County Council District 4: Mike Rakes
  • County Council District 5: Steve Brown
  • County Council District 7: Bob Fisher
  • Greenwood Co. Soil & Water District Commissioner: Norval P. Davis
  • State House District 13: Robert Merritt

Laurens County:

  • Coroner: William Weir and Robert Plaxico
  • County Council District 2: John W. Martin
  • County Council District 7: Hunter Doolittle
  • Laurens Co. Soil & Water Conservation District: Jay Wham
  • Sheriff: Don Reynolds, David Brewer, Jerry Campbell and Eric Robinson
  • State House District 15: Marian Redish and Samuel Rivers Jr.

Oconee County:

  • County Council District 4: Frankie Pearson
  • County Council District 5: Greg Connally and Glenn Hart
  • Auditor: Betsy Redmond
  • Sheriff: Mike Crenshaw, Donnie Fricks and Terry Wilson
  • State House District 1: John Dalen
  • State House District 8: Ted Luckadoo

Pickens County:

  • County Council District 3: Kevin Linkenhoker
  • County Council District 5: Christopher Bowers
  • Sheriff: Tim Morgan and Stan Whitten
  • State Senate District 2: Rex Rice
  • State HouseDistrict 3: Ed Harris

Spartanburg County:

  • State Senate District 11: Kerry Wood
  • State House District 31: John Lewis
  • State House District 33: Evan Mulch
  • State House District 34: Gaye Holt
  • State House District 36: Jim McMillan

Union County:

  • County Council District 2: Curtis Hunter (certified), Ralph Tucker (certified), Frank Hart and Clay Palmer
  • County Council District 3: Ronda Adams-Palmer and Chrystal Coffer
  • County Council District 6: Ray Treadway
  • Clerk of Court: Melanie Lawson
  • Sheriff: William Jolly (certified) and Marshall Adams

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