Fort Mill Times

Tega Cay mayor faces challenge; New council candidate emerges

A mayoral challenge and possibly a city council race is underway in Tega Cay and in Fort Mill, at least one town councilman seeks re-election, according to recent election filings.

Candidate filing for local races began Aug. 7 and wraps up Sept. 6.

In Tega Cay, incumbent Mayor George Sheppard filed to run for a second term and Councilman Ron Kirby registered his intention to challenge him. The city has another candidate, Jennifer Stalford, running for one of two council seats up for grabs in November. Neither of the council incumbents, Dottie Hersey and Stephen Perkins, had filed to run again as of Friday.

Fort Mill has three council seats – now held by Nathan Blythe, Larry Huntley and Guynn Savage – come due this year. So far, only Blythe, from Ward 1, has filed to seek re-election. Huntley represents Ward 3 and Savage is an at-large councilwoman.

The filing fee is $100 for Fort Mill’s offices and $50 for Tega Cay’s.

Elections will be held Tuesday, Nov. 5.

For information on filing to run for public office or registering to vote, visit the York County Registration and Election Office at 13 S. Congress St., York or go to