Few choices in York, Chester, Lancaster school board races


Voters will have a choice for fewer than half of the 20 school board seats in York, Chester and Lancaster counties up for election in November.

The filing period for candidates ended Monday.

Only nine of the 20 seats on the Nov. 8 ballot are contested. Among 13 incumbents seeking re-election, seven do not face opposition. In one school district, York, none of the four seats are contested.

The seats up for election, and candidates who have filed with York, Chester and Lancaster county elections offices, are:

Rock Hill

At-large: Terry Hutchinson (incumbent) and Tyrie K. Rowell

Seat 1: Elizabeth Ann Reid (incumbent)

Seat 3: Mildred B. Douglas (incumbent)

Seat 5: Windy Cole and Hank Hammond

Fort Mill

At-large: (3 seats) Tom Audette (incumbent), Terrin Boddie, Don Elliott, Scott Frattaroli, Pam Martin (incumbent), Chad Meyer and Kristy Thames Spears


At-large: Chris Stephenson (incumbent)

Seat 1: Maria Duncan

Seat 3: Chris Revels (incumbent)

Seat 5: Austin Dawkins


At-large: Jessica Cominsky Cody and Jay Young

Seat 3: Dennis Cameron and Liz Stowe Johnson (incumbent)

Seat 4: Ginger Gibson Marr

Chester County

Seat 1: Sandy Lovern

Seat 2: Laurens W. Fort Jr. (incumbent)

Seat 5: Gene Boyd (incumbent) and Patricia W. Hampton

Lancaster County

Seat 2: Tyrom Faulkner (incumbent) and Lorenzo Small Sr.

Seat 4: Bill Sumner (incumbent)

Seat 6: Margaret E. Gamble (incumbent)

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Want to vote?

If you are not already registered to vote, you have until Oct. 8 to do so to be able to vote in the Nov. 8 election. Here’s how:


Go to You’ll need your S.C. driver’s license or S.C. DMV identification card.

By mail, fax or email

Download a voter registration form, complete it, and return it to your county board of voter registration by mail, fax, or email. Mail-in applications must be postmarked by the deadline.

In person

Go to your county board of voter registration office. Go to to find your local office.