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Four candidates file for three council seats in Landrum election

In Polk County there will be races in all three towns for council.

Tryon Mayor Alan Peoples is the only contested mayor, with Jim Wright and Anne Day filing to run against him. Columbus Mayor Eric McIntyre and Saluda Mayor Fred Baisden are both running unopposed.

Saluda will see the biggest race in the county for city council with incumbents Johnnie Kinard and George Sweet both filing as well as Carolyn Ashburn, Karen Bultman, Ellen Rogers, Mark Oxtoby and Hobart (Sunny) Pace. In Tryon, incumbents Wim Woody and Doug Arbogast both filed along with Bill Crowell, Happy McLeod, Billy Moss and Bill Ingham.

In Columbus, incumbents Rick McCallister and Margaret Metcalf both filed along with Josh Denton and Tommy Melton. The four who filed in Columbus will run for three seats as the seat of Ernie Kan is up but she did not file for reelection this year.

There is not a primary election held for municipal elections that are nonpartisan. This year’s election will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 5.