Three vying for Tuesday’s school board election

WINNSBORO – Lisa Brandburg, Darreyl Davis and Herb Rentz are on the ballot in next Tuesday’s school board special election to fill Beth Reid’s seat on the board. Reid, who represented District 7, passed away in November.


Darreyl Davis, who works in environmental health and safety at Isola, is president of Believers and Achievers, is a past chair of the Fairfield Elementary School Improvement Council and is the current president of the Fairfield Elementary PTO. He is a board member for First Steps and two years ago received the ‘Service Above Self’ award from the Rotary Club of Winnsboro. He was also recognized for his community work by the South Carolina Legislature in 2015.

The father of six children, two of whom are enrolled in Fairfield District schools, Davis said he has a passion to help kids in the community.

“I am the right choice to be the voice of the people in District 7 for the Fairfield County School District,” Davis said.


Herb Rentz, manager of Mid-County Water Company, said he is hoping to continue the work of Reid, his late wife.

‘I feel a calling to take on her work,” Rentz said. “Crucial to the successful operation of our education system is accountability. Our results have to correlate appropriately to our expenditures. Our superintendent, as our primary employee, successfully prioritizes our goals and objectives and is responsible for matching our resources so that we achieve maximum efficiency. Policies established by the board are designed to insure that this process continues,” Rentz said.

Brandenburg, who is emplooyed as Coordinator of Intervention in special services for the Fairfield County School District, has been employed by the District for more than 30 years, serving as a teacher, assistant principal and principal.

“I feel I’m the candidate most qualified to fill the vacancy,” Brandenburg said.

Ms. Brandenburg had not responded to requests for a photo at press time.

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