ELECTION DAY: Local races in Spartanburg County

Published 12:50 pm Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Referendum, council and school board seats on the ballot on Nov. 7


LANDRUM—Election Day is Tuesday, November 7, with several races taking place in Spartanburg County. There are no races in Polk County this year, according to Polk County Board of Elections Director Cliff Marr.

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Marr explained that a new law in North Carolina affecting Polk, Henderson and Rutherford counties shifted local elections to even years to coincide with state and federal elections.

There are five candidates running for three seats on the Landrum City Council. The contenders are Warren Ashmore, Robert Farmer, Fred Robertson and incumbents Shannon D. Dotson and Joyce A. Whiteside.

The two nominees for seats on the Campobello Town Council are incumbents Joe McDowell and Alician C. Sprouse. 

Nine people are running for four seats on the Spartanburg County District 1 School Board. These include Billy Cothran III, Barbara G. Hopper, Wanda M. McDowell, Cindy Riddle, Kimberly Ross, Marshall A. Seay, Laura Tario, Mike Tolman and Gene Vanderford. There is also a race for the Landrum Fire and Rescue Commission.

A referendum in Spartanburg County will determine if voters are in favor of Ordinance 0-23-24, a 1% capital project sales tax for road and transportation-related projects throughout the county, selected by the capital project sales tax commission.

Polling places for Landrum are Landrum Methodist Church and Landrum Middle School, and Campobello’s voting site will be Landrum High School. Spartanburg County citizens can participate in early voting at 366 North Church Street, Room 1630, in Spartanburg.