Candidate Filing for School Board Districts 2, 4, and 6


The Pickens County Registration & Elections Commission announces the election of the Pickens County School Board for districts (2) Two, (4) Four, and (6) Six on Tuesday November 2, 2010.

This is a non-partisan election and no party affiliation shall be placed on the ballot. The offices will be included on the ballot of the General Election. Only the electors living within districts up for election may participate in this election.

Citizens desiring to be candidates for one of the above listed offices may file at the office of the Registration and Elections Commission (222 McDaniel Ave., B-9 Pickens, SC 29671  864-898-5948) during normal business hours (8am-5pm M-F). 

Filing for candidates opens at Noon on August 2, 2010 and closes at Noon on August 16, 2010. The filing fee for this office is $120.00. Checks must be made payable to the Pickens County Treasurer.

At the time of filing, each candidate must complete a Statement of Candidacy Form, pay the filing fee, and present proof that they have filed their Statement of Economics Interests form online.


New this year – Candidates are required to complete ethics forms. A state law passed this year now requires these forms to be completed online. The forms must be electronically filed here: https://ssl.sc.gov/EthicsRegistration/Login/Login.aspx 

  • The Statement of Economic Interests (SEI) is for the candidate to complete at the time of filing or already have completed. Candidates must file electronically, print, and submit their “filing confirmation page” with their Statement of Intention of Candidacy. The State Ethics Act requires that candidates electronically file this form at the time of becoming a candidate and provide evidence of such filing with the official responsible for the election. If a candidate fails to electronically file the form at the time of filing as a candidate, his name shall not appear on the ballot. If through error or omission, a candidate’s name appears on the election ballot, the candidate shall not be certified subsequent to the election.
  • The Campaign Disclosure Form. It is the responsibility of the candidate to electronically file this form, initially, within ten days after receiving or expending their first $500, to include their own money (please note an initial report is not required after every $500 spent or received). Thereafter, quarterly reports are due within ten days following the end of each calendar quarter before and after each election, until a final report with a zero balance is filed, whether contributions have been received or expenditures made. All candidates must electronically file a Pre-election report fifteen days before each election showing contribution and expenditure activity current as of 20 days before the election. This report is electronically filed even if no funds are received and no expenditures made. A Final Report is electronically filed when the campaign account is closed (i.e., no funds are in the account and no money is due or owed). NOTE: If a pre-election report is required to be filed within thirty days of the end of the prior calendar quarter, the quarterly report and pre-election report must be combined and filed to meet the pre-election report deadline.

The table below contains the names and contact information of the candidates who have filed so far with our office.  This table will be updated as candidates file with us during the filing period:

Pickens County School
Trustee District 2
One (1) Seat to Fill
Pickens County School
Trustee District 4
One (1) Seat to Fill
Pickens County School
Trustee District 6
One (1) Seat to Fill
JIMMY C GILLESPIE
413 CHASTIAN RD
CENTRAL, SC 29630
864-639-4544
tardolman@yahoo.com
Filed August 16, 2010

B.J. SKELTON
2263 NORRIS HWY
CENTRAL, SC 29630
864-868-9691
Filed August 2, 2010
ROY B COSTNER III
186 LIBERTY HWY
LIBERTY, SC 29657
864-843-3139
royb3@aol.com
Filed August 3, 2010

BEN TROTTER
865 GENTRY MEM HWY
EASLEY, SC 29640
864-855-2711
bltrotter@aol.com
Filed August 3, 2010
JIM SHELTON
151 HUNTS BRIDGE RD
EASLEY, SC 29640
864-836-8465
Filed August 2, 2010