Election filing for Landrum Council ends Aug. 9

Published 4:49 pm Wednesday, July 26, 2017

LANDRUM – Landrum residents who want to run for mayor and city council have just a couple of more weeks to file to do so.

Filing for the 2017 municipal election in Landrum ends on Wednesday, Aug. 9 at noon. Filing began on July 14.

The seat of Mayor Bob Briggs is up for re-election, along with the council seats of Tammy Cox, Billy Inman and Randy Wohnig.

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Residents are eligible to be a candidate as long as they are a registered voter in Spartanburg County and a resident of the City of Landrum for at least 30 days prior to the election.

Candidates must also complete a statement of candidacy form, which must be turned in no later than noon on Aug. 9. The statement of candidacy form is available at Landrum City Hall and the Spartanburg County Voter Registration and Elections Office.

Candidates must also access the S.C. Ethics Commission website and electronically complete and file with the ethics commission a statement of economic interest and candidates must also file pre-campaign disclosure forms.

Candidates for mayor must pay a $200 filing fee and candidates for council must pay a $100 filing fee.

The fees must be paid to the Landrum City Clerk and a receipt attached to the statement of candidacy form. The Spartanburg County Registration and Elections Office does not accept payment for any of the filing fees.

Municipal elections are non-partisan and there is no primary held no matter how many people file.

The general election will be on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017.