Local elections set for Tuesday

COUNTY — Pickens County voters will go to the polls in Liberty and Easley on Tuesday.

In Liberty, voters will have a chance to cast their ballots in the race to replace former School Board chairman Ben Trotter, who resigned earlier this year.

Remember to VOTE April 1

Remember to VOTE April 1

Four candidates are vying for Trotter’s District 3 seat, including local businessman Roy Costner, former school district building program director Bob Folkman, longtime school district employee Bonita Thomas Holland and Tri-County Technical College Easley campus director Brian Swords. Kathy Powell, the wife of Liberty City Councilman Charles Powell, also filed for the seat, but withdrew from the race.

In addition to the school board race to fill Trotter’s seat, voters in Easley will go to the polls as well, as Terry Moore and Chad Roach will face off on the ballots to replace Kim Valentin as the Ward 4 representative on Easley City Council.

Valentin resigned in December.