Five File for Town Council Races

RIDGEWAY (Feb. 18, 2016) – Filing for the 2016 Ridgeway Town Council election closed at noon on Feb. 5, with five candidates lining up to vie for three of the five seats.

Sitting Councilman Doug Porter, whose four-year seat is in play this cycle, is not seeking another full term on Council. Instead, Porter has filed to fill out the remaining two years on the seat left vacant by Russ Brown, who resigned from Council last fall after moving to Winnsboro.

Also making a run for the two years left on Brown’s term is former Ridgeway mayor and ex-Councilman Rufus B. Jones Jr.

Three others have filed for the two four-year terms open this year. Longtime Councilman Donald Prioleau is seeking reelection to his seat, while Tina Johnson, owner of Over The Top Boutique, and Angela Harrison are also making runs for the seats currently held by Porter and Prioleau.

The election is April 5, with voting held at the Ridgeway Volunteer Fire Department, 170 S. Palmer St. To be eligible to vote in the April 5 election, voters must be registered by March 7. To register, contact the Fairfield County Board of Voter Registration at 315 S. Congress St., Winnsboro; or call 803-635-6255.

 

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