Looking more closely at the non-partisan positions up for election in November, we see three contested positions.
One is in School District 56, where Andy B. Young is challenging incumbent Patricia E. Sadler for Seat Four on the District 56 School Board. The other three District 56 positions up for election have the incumbents unchallenged, with Edna McGee unchallenged for Seat One, Donna Jacobs for Two and James D. Barton unchallenged on the ballot for re-election to Set Three.
Terri Martin of Gray Court is alone on the ballot for Seat One on the District 55 School Board. Barbara Beeks of Waterloo is unopposed for re-election to seat Three, and Anthony Carpenter is unopposed for Seat 5.
Two people initially were on the ballot for Seat Seven on the District 55 School Board: Robby Bell and Travis Cash. However, the Election Commission has since notified local media that Travis Cash was de-certified for this post on the school board, with the determination that he does not live in that district.
Travis Cash does, however, remain on the ballot for many voters in the City of Laurens.
Cash is on the ballot to challenge Marion Blonde Miller for City Council Seat One. For Seat Two, Incumbent Council Member Richard Brutt Griffin is unopposed on the ballot as he seeks another term. There is one other contested seat for City Council in November: Karen Dakers-Joy and Sara C. Latimore are both seeking election to City Council Seat Four. Incumbent Frank Richardson did not seek re-election to another term.
The only Laurens Commission of Public Works seat up for election this fall has a two-man race. Tim R. Pulley is challenging Incumbent C. Parker Moore for CPW Seat Two.
In other non-partisan voting for the up-coming General Election, Marcus E. Blackstone, John Bobo and Sam Waddell seek election to the Beaverdam-Warriors Creek Watershed; while Roger D. Kuykendall, David McKittrick and James A. Nelson are running for Duncan Creek Watershed.
The Rabon Creek Watershed is a multi-county district, with candidates to be announced by the State Election Commission.