The Counting Crowes once sang about a long December, but Greenville is facing a very slow November when it comes to local election.
And despite some polls stating that Hillary Clinton had a chance to topple Donald Trump in the Palmetto State this year, the reality is that likely won't drive turnout as much as expected. Of course, there are few local races that will draw much attention. By our count, there are eight contested races on the local ballott and 23 non-contested. That means roughly 25 percent will be contested.
So much for voting.
Who is facing competition?
In County Council District 21, Rick Roberts won the Republican Primary and faces Libertarian Party candidate Bill Michaud, who works for Michelin and doesn't appear to have any campaign website or social media at this time.
In District 24, incumbent Reublican Liz Seman is being challenged by Constitution Party candidate, John Langville, who has previously run for Mauldin City Council and State Senate.
At the State Senate level, William Timmons faces Constitution Party candidate Roy G. Magnuson for Seat 6. Timmons defeated longtime state senator Mike Fair in the GOP Primary earlier this summer. Magnuson does not have a campaign site.
In District 7, Democratic Party incumbent Karl Allen faces Republican Glen L. Robinson, in what is the only race this fall that features candidates from the two main parties facing off against each other.
In House District 25, Democrat Rep. Leola Robinson-Simpson faces a challenge from Tony Boyce, an Independence Party candidate.
The non-partisan school board elections feature three contested races.
Incumbent Debi Bush is going against Myra Yeargin Gallagher, Charles E. Winfield and Monica Miller Wofford in District 19. In District 21, Danna Rohleder, the incumbent school board trustee, will face a challenge from Michael C. Stewart. In District 25, incumbent trustee Kenneth E. Baxter Sr. will face opposition from two candidates, Michelle Goodwin Calwile and Justin Stoddard.