Voters will choose 3 Clarendon School District 1 trustees

By SHARRON HALEY
Special to The Sumter Item
Posted 8/17/18

SUMMERTON - Voters in Clarendon School District 1 will have the opportunity to vote in one additional race on their Nov. 13 general election ballot.

The filing period ended on Aug. 14 for three …

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Voters will choose 3 Clarendon School District 1 trustees

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SUMMERTON - Voters in Clarendon School District 1 will have the opportunity to vote in one additional race on their Nov. 13 general election ballot.

The filing period ended on Aug. 14 for three seats on the district's board of trustees with six residents of the district vying for a position on the board.

Three incumbents are seeking re-election.

Board Chairman Tony Junious, Vice Chairman Cindy Risher and Parliamentarian Keith Bowman are asking voters for an additional term on the board and will face challenges by Queen Washington and two former district board members, Bessie Leonard and Bernard Richburg.

The top three vote recipients will be elected.

Clarendon School District 1's board is unique with both elected and appointed board members serving on the nine-member board. Five members of the board are elected while four members of the board are appointed. Each board member serves a four-year term.

Along with Junious, Risher and Bowman, the district's board consists of John Bonaparte, Ethel B. Marshall, Harold Morrow, Vastine Johnson, the Rev. Johnnie Lawson and Wanda Smith.