Filing ends Sunday for offices

The filing period for local and statewide elections ends this weekend.
There are three county-council seats up for grabs this year: districts 2, 4 and 6. District 2 covers the Blackville area and incumbent David Kenner has said he plans to run for re-election. District 4, located in parts of Barnwell and Snelling, is currently held by Lowell Jowers, who has filed for re-election. District 6 covers the area south of Barnwell around the Red Oak community. Harold Buckmon is the current representative and has filed for re-election.
Michael Payne of Mallard Drive in Barnwell has filed for District 4 as a Democrat.
Other offices on the ballot this year are the county auditor, treasurer and probate judge.
Current state Rep. Lonnie Hosey has filed for re-election in District 91. In District 90, the seat being vacated by current Rep. Bakari Sellers as he runs for lieutenant governor, three candidates have filed so far: Travis Lee Avant, a Republican from Walterboro, and two Democrats from Bamberg, Monnie Singleton and Justin Bamberg.
For the state's 2nd congressional district, current Rep. Joe Wilson, a Republican, has filed to run again. Another Republican, Eddie McCain of Leesville, has filed to run against Wilson. The two will faceoff in a primary election June 10.
Ed Greenleaf, a Democrat from Columbia, is also running for congress in the 2nd District.
Filing for all offices closes March 30. The county's election office will be open from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday and Sunday, March 29 and 30.
For information about the elections and how to file, contact the Barnwell County Voter Registration and Elections Office at (803) 541-1060.
Find out who filed for these seats in our April 2 edition.