No New Faces in Town Council Races

WINNSBORO – As the deadline for candidates wishing to file for a pair of seats up for re-election on Town Council passed last week with only the incumbents throwing their names into the ring, the Fairfield County Office of Elections and Voter Registration may be off the hook for once in what has been an unusually busy election season.

Debbie Stidham, Director of Elections and Voter Registration, said only Danny Miller (District 1) and Clyde Sanders (District 3) filed by the Jan. 23 noon deadline. Anyone wishing to notify the office of their intentions to be identified as a write-in candidate still has until Feb. 6 to contact Stidham’s office. If no one steps forward, she said, the Town will not be required to hold a municipal election on April 7.

That may come as a relief to an office that has already in 2014 tackled a special Democratic primary for Sheriff, a run-off in that primary, the special election itself for Sheriff, as well as the general election and a recount in the County Council race for District 3. In March, Stidham’s office will have to take on an unprecedented new election, by order of the Governor, for the District 3 seat.