Gaddy Wins Mayor’s Race. Klaus Returns to Council. Wilkes Gets Another Term.

WINNSBORO – Voters in the Town of Winnsboro re-elected Dr. Roger Gaddy to another four-year term as mayor Tuesday night, with the incumbent drawing 344 votes (52.76 percent). Gaddy’s opponents, out-going District 2 Councilman Bill Haslett and newcomer Michael Davis, netted 232 votes (35.58 percent) and 75 votes (11.5 percent), respectively. There was one write-in […]

Recount of District 4 Confirms Marcharia Win

A recount Friday morning by the Fairfield County Elections Office confirmed a narrow victory for incumbent Kamau Marcharia in County Council’s District 4. Totals that rolled in late on election night, Nov. 6, indicated a four-vote edge for Marcharia over his challenger Mary Brown, 834-830, a margin of less than 1 percent. The results triggered […]

Resounding Wins for Coleman, Douglas

Although the results will not become official until Friday morning – and in the race for the District 4 seat on Fairfield County Council, perhaps not even then – results from Tuesday’s election indicate some convincing winners. Incumbent Creighton Coleman will return to the S.C. State Senate in District 17, besting his Republican challenger Robert […]

Filing Closes for 2012 Candidates

Incumbents on both County Council and the Fairfield County School Board face challengers in November, the Fairfield County Voter Registration Office confirmed last week, as a full slate of candidates filed their paperwork for local offices before the July 17 deadline. County Council District 2: Carolyn Robinson (I); Vernon Pylant. District 4: Kamau Marcharia (I); […]

Primaries: McDaniel, Douglas Face Runoff for House 41 Seat

The race for State House of Representatives District 41 two-year term has boiled down to a contest between the ladies. On Tuesday, Fairfield County voters, along with voters in a portion of Chester and Richland counties, narrowed the contest to two of five candidates. Winning 37.44 percent of th e votes in Fairfield and parts […]

Sheriff, Clerk of Court Candidates Have Their Say

Last week The Voice gave the floor to candidates for the District 41 State House candidates. This week, candidates for Sheriff and for Clerk of Court share their thoughts with our readers. The primary will be held June 12, with a runoff on June 19 if necessary. On June 12, voters will select a Fairfield […]

State House District 41 Candidates Have Their Say

After a rocky start to the 2012 election season, due to many candidates throughout the state – including two in the Fairfield area – being disqualified from running because of missing a filing deadline, the final ballot has been solidified for the June 12 primary election. A primary runoff will be held June 19 if […]