Spartanburg D1 School Board to see a new face 

Published 11:40 am Thursday, November 7, 2019

With a total of 7,636 people coming out to vote for the Spartanburg County District One school board election, the final result was closer than anticipated. There were ten individuals in the running, with only four seats were available for election. 


Current board member Travis Sloan was the high vote getter with 1,007 votes. He has been on the D1 school board for multiple years as a trustee as well as having held the vice-president chair. 

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Only seven votes behind Sloan, and new to the school board, was Billy Cothran III. It seems the community of district one liked this characteristic of Cothran, sending him to the board with 1,000 total votes. 


The third seat was won by incumbent Gordon Lee, receiving 950 votes in his favor. 


The fourth seat on the D1 school board will be filled again by Brenda Rogers, tallying 925 total votes. 


The six remaining candidates, with the exception of Lori Walters, were attempting to find a spot on the board for the first time. Walters, the previous school board secretary, finished with 803 votes. Following Walters were Shannon Daugherty with 842 votes, Bo Cantrell with 715 votes, Tim Williams with 657 votes, Randy Bryant with 380 votes and Warren O’Sullivan with 357 votes. 

By Carson Parnell