Candidate Filing for Watershed District Directors

Watershed District Directors are non-salaried officials who are elected to four-year terms. Candidates must be registered voters in the county and watershed in which they are seeking office. No one inside any city limits is in a watershed district.  For a description of the duties and responsibilites of the Watershed District Directors, please contact the Pickens Soil & Water Conservation District at 864-878-6155 or the SC Department of Natural Resources 803-734-9100.

These elections are non-partisan and no party affiliation shall be placed on the ballot. The elections are conducted by the Pickens County Registration & Elections Commission at the same time other county and state officers are elected in the November 6, 2012 General Election.

Candidate filing closes at Noon on August 15, 2012.   At the time of filing, each candidate must turn in a paper copy (printout) of their complete Statement of Economics Interests (SEI) form (all pages) at the same time and with the same official that he/she files their printed Statement of Intention of Candidacy (SIC) form to be a candidate.  There is no filing fee for this office.

The Statement of Intention of Candidacy can be downloaded here.

The Statement of Economics Interests form must be completed and filed online at the SC State Ethics Commission website (http://ethics.sc.gov) and printed out prior to appearing at the election commission office to file to be a candidate.  The Pickens County Registration & Elections Commission cannot provide any advice or instructions on filing the Statement of Economics Interests Form and Campaign Disclosure Form with the SC Ethics Commission.  Persons requireing assistance with filing ethics forms must contact the SC Ethics Commission directly at (803) 253-4192.

The following files with the Pickens County Registration & Elections Commission (222 McDaniel AVE B-9 Pickens, SC 29671 Phone: 864-898-5948):

  • Georges Creek Watershed (Code 15) – 3 Seats
  • Oolenoy River Watershed (Code 24) – 2 Seats

The following files with the SC State Election Commission (2221 Devine ST Suite 105 Columbia, SC 29205 Phone: 803-734-9060):

  • Brushy Creek Watershed (Code 07) – 2 Seats
  • Three & Twenty Watershed (Code 32) – 3 Seats

The following people have filed for watershed district offices.  The post will be updated as candidates file.  Click the candidate’s name to view their filing forms:

Georges Creek Watershed (Code 15) – 3 Seats

Note:  Originally, Dale Mason filed for the above office; however, it was discovered on September 20th that his residence address is actually outside the watershed district. As a result, his name will not appear on the ballots.



Oolenoy River Watershed (Code 24) – 2 Seats

  •  No Candidates Filed For this Office

Brushy Creek Watershed (Code 07) – 2 Seats

  • Adelaide M Gantt
  • Eric McConnell

Three & Twenty Watershed (Code 32) – 3 Seats

  •  J Mark Bishop
  • Will McAbee
  • Phil Tripp
  • Leonard Allen Williams