Candidates set for November election races

COUNTY — Races are set for this November’s municipal elections in Pickens County.

Seats are up for grabs in Central, Easley, Liberty, Norris and Pickens in the Nov. 5 election.

In Central, three town council seats are scheduled to be on the ballot, with incumbents Paige Bowers, Benji Cumbie and Ken Dill vying for the seats alongside newcomer Steven H. Farmer.

Former Easley chamber director Kent Dykes will attempt to earn a spot on Easley City Council in a race against incumbent Libby Dodson.

In Liberty, former city councilman Eric Boughman and current councilman Lavant Padgett will run against mayor Michael Sheriff, while former mayor Brian Deese will take on current councilman Chuck Powell for an at-large spot on city council.

Lawrence McClure, Wendell Melton and Brian Norris will fill the ballot vying for two seats on Norris Town Council.

Pickens will have the largest pool of candidates in the county, as five names will appear on the ballot to fill three seats on city council, including incumbents Carlton Holley Jr. and Patrick Lark. Running in addition are Carl H. Allmond, Jimmy Lee Davis and Donald McKinney.

Other offices where candidates filed unopposed and will be elected automatically include:

Mayor of Central — Mac Martin

Easley City Council Ward 4 — Kim Valentin

Easley City Council Ward 6 — Jim Robinson

Easley Combined Utilities Commissioner — Eric D Goodwin

Liberty City Council Ward 1 — Dwight Yates

Liberty City Council Ward 2 — Lisa Mullikin Hunter

Six Mile Town Council — James A. Atkinson and Daniel Crosby