Lee, Mosley, Sloan and Sumner voted to Distr. 1 School Board

Published 9:58 pm Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Voters casting ballots for Spartanburg’s District 1 Board of Trustees selected Gorden Lee, Phil Mosley, Travis Sloan and Jeff Sumner.  Those four men were also the top vote getters in Landrum.

District-wide Lee received the most votes with 1,007. Sloan received 982 votes, while Mosley garnered 911 votes and Sumner grabbed 885.

Mosley and Sloan return as incumbents to the board, while Lee and Sumner were running for their first terms.

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Lee is a lifelong resident of Landrum, whose father was a District One board member who served for 10 years. Lee’s wife teaches at Landrum High School and their children attend O.P. Earle Elementary.

Mosley is a general contractor and lifelong resident of Landrum and Campobello. He is currently an incumbent on the District One board of trustees. Mosley said the greatest challenges right now surround funding and keeping up with changing technologies.

Sloan, who has served on the board of trustees since 2003, is also seeking re-election. Sloan lives in the Holly Springs area with his kids and wife, who is also a teacher at Landrum High School. Sloan said he initially found his interest in education through his father, who was an educator in District Five for 38 years.

Sumner hopes to be elected to his first term as a board of trustees member for District One. Sumner has been married to his wife, a teacher, for 13 years and they have one son in fifth grade at Inman Intermediate. Sumner has been employed with the Inman-Campobello Water District for 24 years.