Special election set for November 30
The filing period for the open City Council District 3 seat closed at noon on Monday. Debbie Woodard told WBCU News that two people filed for the seat by the deadline. Chasity Pearson was the first to file, followed by Gloria Rogers. Rogers is the current city clerk.
WBCU News spoke with Jeff Shacker with the South Carolina Municipal Association, and he said there are no conflicts of interest the Municipal Association is aware of or anything in state law that would prevent Rogers from holding her city clerk position while running for office. Debbie Woodard stated the city consulted a labor attorney, the city attorney, and the state Municipal Association, and none of them found any conflicts, either. Rogers’ duties with the Municipal Election Commission have been handed over to Debbie Woodard until after the election. If Rogers were to win the election, she would have to resign her position, and if she loses, she will remain in the post.
The municipal special election for the City Council District 3 seat will be held on Tuesday, November 30.