Filing Closes with 1 Candidate

Eddie Baughman

BLYTHEWOOD – Eddie Baughman is the sole candidate to file for the Town Council seat vacated by former Councilman Roger Hovis in December. Two years remain in Hovis’ four-year term. Baughman filed on Thursday, the last day for filing. In the past, when there has been only one candidate, the Town did not hold an election. A resident of Blythewood for 28 years, Baughman is a retired Battalion Chief with the Columbia Fire Department.

“I’m looking forward to serving Blythewood and its citizens,” Baughman told The Voice. A public servant for 30 years, Baughman is a U.S. Navy veteran, is a member of Lake Wateree VFW Post 8346 and volunteers for M-USC burn foundation camp on Seabrook Island. And, he added, “I’m a proud member of the competition barbecue team ‘Hogs and Hoses’.”