by Nicole Collins
In the upcoming Nov.5 election, the City of Woodruff will hold its non-partisan municipal election for Mayor and three city council seats representing Wards 1, 3 and 5.
The City of Woodruff City Council consists of the Mayor and representatives for each of the six ward districts. Both the Mayor and the members of city council serve a four-year term.
Interested candidates must be a resident of the City of Woodruff 30 days prior to election and be a Spartanburg County registered voter. Additionally, candidates also have to reside in the ward they wish to represent.
Here are the candidates who filed papers to run by the Aug. 9 deadline.
In the race for Mayor, incumbent W. Brad Burnett will run against Kenneth “Turk” Gist, the current representative for Ward 4.
For Wards 1 and 3, both incumbents Mattie Norman and William “Buddy” Arnold, respectively, are running unopposed.
Cassandra Kennedy and Sharon Adkins Kelley are running for Ward 5. This ward seat has been vacant since May when Tony Kennedy, the ward representative since 2002, passed away.
The City Council regularly meets the last Tuesday of each month in the City Hall Council Chambers at 5:30 p.m.
If you are not yet registered to vote, you can register up to 30 days before the Nov. 5 election. Visit the South Carolina Election Commission website, scvotes.org, to complete an online voter registration form.
Voting locations can be found on the website as well.