Pickens County School Board Candidate Filing Notice

Noon, August 1st, 2014 through Noon, August 15, 2014

The Board of Voter Registration & Elections of Pickens County announces the election of the Pickens County School Board Trustees for districts (2) Two, (4) Four, and (6) Six on Tuesday November 4, 2014. This is a nonpartisan election and no party affiliation shall be placed on the ballot. The offices will be included on the ballot of the November 4, 2014 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 School Board Trustee offices may file at the Office of the Board of Voter Registration & Elections of Pickens County (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 1, 2014 and closes at Noon on August 15, 2014. At the time of filing, each candidate must complete a Statement of Candidacy Form and pay the filing fee of $120.00. The filing fee for this office is equal to one percent (1%) of the total salary for the term (4-years) of this office. Checks must be made payable to the Pickens County Treasurer.

The Statement of Intention of Candidacy can be downloaded here.


Important Note on Ethics Forms – Concerns candidate filing for all offices

Candidates are required to file a Statement of Economic Interests and a Campaign Disclosure online with the State Ethics Commission at http://ethics.sc.govFailure to file these documents may result in a candidate fine but will not disqualify a candidate from the election.  Contact the State Ethics Commission for more information.

Citizens no longer need to provide a paper printout of their Statement of Economic Interests (SEI) at the time of filing to become a candidate.  Candidates are still required to file an SEI online during the candidate filing period with the State Ethics Commission; however, candidates are no longer required to present a copy of the SEI at the time of filing.  The filing of the SEI has no bearing on a candidate’s ballot access.  If a candidate fails to properly file an SEI (or campaign disclosure), the candidate may be fined by the State Ethics Commission but may not be denied ballot access.  This change applies to all candidates in all elections.

The following candidates have filed:

School Board Trustee District 2

Phillip Bowers

Kevin McKenzie

Tony Qualkinbush

Jennifer B Wood

School Board Trustee District 4

Brian D Swords

School Board Trustee District 6

Danny Graybeal withdrawn

Jim Shelton

Henry Wilson