Candidates Announced for Upcoming Statewide General Election in Laurens County

April 1, 2024

The filing deadline for statewide general election positions passed at noon today. Laurens County gears up for a significant electoral event slated for November 5. With the primary election scheduled for June 11, the political landscape is taking shape.

The primary is scheduled for June 11 for those facing opposition in their party. Below is a list of those who have filed:

SC House District 11

  • Craig Gagnon (R)

SC House District 13

  • John McCravy (R)
  • Bill Kimler (D)

SC House District 14

  • Luke Rankin (R)

SC House District 16

  • Troy Cormier (D)
  • Mark Willis (R)

SC House District 42

  • Doug Gilliam (R)
  • David Gossett (D)

US House of Representatives-District 3

  • Mike Bedenbaugh (Alliance)
  • Bryon Best (Democratic)
  • Sherri Biggs (Republican)
  • Kevin Bishop (Republican)
  • Mark Burns (Republican)
  • Franky Franco (Republican)
  • Frances Guldner (Democratic)
  • Phil Healy (Republican)
  • Stewart Jones (Republican)
  • Michael LaPierre (Republican)
  • Elspeth Snow Murday (Republican)

SC Senate-District 9

  • Danny Verdin (Republican)
  • Randy Driggers (Democratic)

Eight Circuit Solicitor

  • David Stumbo (R)

Laurens County Sheriff

  • Don Reynolds (R)
  • Chris Wilkes (R)

Laurens County Clerk of Court

  • Michelle Simmons (R)

Laurens County Coroner

  • Patti Canupp (Republican)
  • Bill Seawright (Republican)

County Council District 2

  • Matthew Brownlee (R)
  • Dale Stetz (R)

County Council District 3

  • Shirley Clark (D)
  • Lee McDaniel (D)
  • Britton Wolf (R)

County Council District 6

  • Diane Anderson (D)

County Council District 7

  • David Tribble (R)
  • Justin Lane (R)

With a diverse array of candidates representing different parties and constituencies, voters in Laurens County have an important decision to make in the upcoming elections. The outcome of these races will significantly impact the county’s governance and future direction. Stay tuned for more updates as the electoral process unfolds in the coming months.