Candidate Filing For Clemson Municipal Election

The Pickens County Registration and Elections Commission will be conducting the City of Clemson Municipal Election on Tuesday, November 2, 2010. This is a non-partisan election and no party affiliation shall be placed on the ballot. The following offices will be on the ballot for Clemson- 3 City Council Seats.

Registered voters who have lived in and have been a resident of this municipality for a period of not less than 6-months immediately preceding the date of this election may file as a candidate beginning at Noon on Monday, August 2, 2010 until filing closes at Noon on Monday, August 16, 2010. Candidates will file with the City Clerk at the Clemson City Hall (1250 Tiger Blvd. Ste. 1 Clemson, SC 29631) during normal business hours.

At the time of filing, each candidate must complete a Statement of Candidacy Form, pay the $10 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. Both of the forms below must be electronically filed here:

  • The Statement of Economic Interests (SEI): 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.

In accordance with SC Code of Laws 7-13-190 (E), no election shall be held if the same number of candidates file as seats to fill during the filing period and no person has filed a written declaration to be a write-in candidate with the City Clerk by Noon on Monday, August 30, 2010.

For more information concerning this municipal election, please go to our website: You may also contact the Pickens County Registration and Elections Commission at 864-898-5948 or Beverly Coleman at Clemson City Hall at 864-653-2031. 

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

Clemson City Council
Three (3 ) Seats to Fill
Michael T Fowler
111 Poole Ln
Clemson, SC 29631
864-225-0597 (Day)
864-653-4262 (Evening)
[email protected]

Buford E Trent
P.O. Box 694
Clemson, SC 29633
[email protected]

Jeremy Todd Wright
112 Country Walk Ln
Clemson, SC 29631
[email protected]