GREER POLITICS From March 2012


Barnes announces for Greenville County Council
MAR 30, 2012

Mike Barnes, owner of Barnes Towing in Greer, has announced he is running for Greenville County Council District 18.

Greer’s Mike Barnes announced his candidacy for Greenville County Council District 18, which encompasses Greer, parts of Blue Ridge and Taylors.

Barnes is owner of Barnes Towing for 30 years and is a member of the Greenville County Planning Commission. He said cultivating a business-friendly environment to support existing businesses and recruiting new ones is vital to a prosperous community. 

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Balding stumps at The Stomping Grounds
MAR 28, 2012

Charlie Cox and Jerry Balding have a chat at The Stomping Grounds today during a greet-and-meet opportunity.

Jerry Balding, candidate for the at-large Greer Commissioner of Public Works held a greet-and-meet today at a “Stomping Out the Issues” at The Stomping Grounds on Trade Street.

Balding greeted friends and supporters to discuss issues and introduce himself and his campaign.

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Somers announces to run for Senate District 5
MAR 28, 2012

Amanda Somers is all smiles as she announced her candidacy for South Carolina Senate District 5.

Amanda Somers filed today to run for South Carolina Senate District 5. Somers announced her bid at a noon press conference at Sports Spine & Industrial Physical Therapy (SSI), which she co-owns.

“I don’t want to be a politician, I want to be a statesman,” Somers told her supporters. “The state needs to run more like a business. We need smaller government and we need more efficiency.”

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Danner is seeking fourth term as mayor
MAR 27, 2012

Rick Danner filed today seeking a fourth term as Greer mayor.

Rick Danner filed today to seek a fourth term as mayor of the City of Greer.

Danner joins the remaining City Council incumbents who have filed for the July 24 municipal election. Jay Arrowood (District One), Kimberly Bookert (District Two) and Wryley Bettis (District Five) previously filed. To date there are all running unopposed. The filing deadline is noon on April 20.

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Bookert seeks re-election; Baldwin files for county council
MAR 26, 2012

Kimberly Bookert has filed to for re-election to retain her District 3 City Council seat.

Kimberly Bookert (District 3) has filed for re-election in the July 24 municipal election and Joe Baldwin (District 18) has filed to retain his seat for Greenville County Council.

Bookert’s filing means that all incumbent city council members, Jay Arrowood (District One) and Wryley Bettis (District 5) are running for re-election.

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Arrowood, Bettis, Balding file for municipal elections
MAR 21, 2012

Jay Arrowood, District One Greer City Councilman, filed for relection today.

Jay Arrowood and Wryley Bettis, incumbents from Greer City Council and Jerry Balding, a candidate for Commissioner of Public Works filed today for the July 24 municipal election. Filing began at noon today and continues through April 20 at noon.

Arrowood, District One councilman, is seeking a third term. Bettis, District Five councilman, is seeking his fourth. It is Balding’s first entry into politics.

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Tobias files to run against Gowdy in 4th Congressional District
MAR 20, 2012

Jimmy Tobias has filed to run for the 4th Congressional District seat to oppose incumbent Trey Gowdy.

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Barnette files to continue as solicitor
MAR 16, 2012

Barry Barnette is seeking to retain his job as Seventh Circuit Solicitor.

Seventh Circuit Solicitor Barry Barnette filed this afternoon to continue serving as the chief criminal prosecutor for Spartanburg and Cherokee counties.

The 21-year veteran of the local criminal justice system is participating in his first general election later this year. Barnette was appointed solicitor in 2011.

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Balding will file for CPW commissioner
MAR 12, 2012

Jerry Balding
Seeking: Greer Commissioner of Public Works
Elections: July 24
Platform: Experience Counts
Employment: Retired general manager at CPW, 20 years.
Website: www.jerrybalding.com
Upcoming appearances
March 27, Greer Rotary Club, at Southern Thymes, 7:15 p.m.
April 3, Lions Club, Lake View Steak House, 6:30 p.m.

Jerry Balding, former general manager at the Greer Commission of Public Works (CPW) announced he will be a candidate for the Commissioner of CPW. Election to fill the seat is July 24. 

Balding and candidates for the municipal election must file at City Hall beginning March 21 through April 20. The city of Greer postponed the 2010 general election to allow city council to redraw the boundaries of the districts to reflect changes in the population based on the 2010 census.

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