Gordge, Griffin announce candidacies

Filing for Special Election Opens Dec. 6

BLYTHEWOOD – Filing doesn’t open until noon tomorrow, Dec. 6, for a special election to fill an unexpired town council seat left vacant after Councilman Bryan Franklin was elected mayor, but two have already announced their candidacies publicly.

Ashley Oaks resident and former councilman Malcolm Gordge and Planning Commissioner Sloan Jarvis Griffin, III, a resident of Cobblestone Park, have both publicly announced their candidacies for the seat.

Gordge, who served four years on council, was defeated last month in his bid for mayor. Griffin, who ran for council last month, was also defeated in his bid.

Candidates wishing to run for the two-year unexpired seat have through noon on Dec. 16 to file at Town Hall. Candidates must be qualified, registered voters within the town limits of Blythewood. The filing fee is $5.

The election is set for Feb. 11, 2020.

Any person wishing to vote in this election must register no later than Jan. 11, 2020.

Voting for all precincts will be held at Blythewood Park, 126 Boney Road, between the hours of

7 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Feb. 11, 2020.

The Town Hall is located at 171 Langford Road, Blythewood. For questions concerning filing, contact Town Clerk Melissa Cowan at 803-754-0501.