Bell to put forth another educator for interim administrator tonight

WINNSBORO – A special meeting of Fairfield County Council has been called for 6 p.m., tonight, Tuesday, June 1, for the purpose of discussing a candidate for the position of interim county administrator. Sources say the candidate is another educator.

In an email to council members, Bell states that the candidate, David L. Rawlinson, has been an educator for more than thirty years, serving as a teacher, coach, intramural director, assistant principal and principal, and is retired from the S.C. Department of Education as Director of Special Projects.

Rawlinson will be the fourth candidate in as many weeks to be considered by council for the interim administrator position. The first candidate, a former Richland County government official, didn’t make it to the vote before he was dropped from consideration because of reports linking him to sexual harassment in the workplace at Richland County. The second candidate, educator Jim Rex, dropped out the day after council voted to approve him for the position. The third candidate, former Richland County administrator, Gerald Seals, reportedly had his offer for the position withdrawn by Bell the day following the vote and withdrawn formally by council four days later.

Both County Administrator Jason Taylor and Assistant Administrator Laura Johnson have resigned their positions effective June 4.

The county is at risk of violating state law if an interim or permanent administrator isn’t installed by June 4.


  1. Jeff Schaffer says

    Oh, Wonderful, The man who is lost and refuses to ask for directions is going to hire who and why?
    and Educator with no real Government experience.

    Jeff Schaffer

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