New faces vying for seats on West Columbia City Council in Tuesday’s election

Four West Columbia City Council seats are on the ballot in the Nov. 7, municipal election.

Of the four council seats, two incumbents have opposition and one seat is open because of a retiring council member.

The City Of West Columbia Council seat in District 3 is held by Casey Jordan Hallman and she is running for reelection unopposed.

The four-year terms that begin after this year’s election will expire in November of 2021.

The City of West Columbia Council seat is District 1 is currently held by Mike Green. He won the seat in June in a special election. Councilman Dale Harley died in March, and Green defeated Harley’s widow, Sandy Harley, an a race to fill Dale Harley’s expired term.

The two candidates running against Green for the District 1 seat are Pete Fisher and Virginia McGrady. District 1 includes the Platt Springs Road area of the city.

The City of West Columbia Council seat in District 5 is currently held by Boyd J. Jones

Jones is being opposed by Marland Hardy Mitchell and Mickey Pringle. District 5 includes the 9th Street corridor of West Columbia in the Klapman Boulevard area that encompasses Turner Memorial AME Church and the old Lakeview School.

The City of West Columbia Council District 7 is currently held by Councilman Tommy Parler. Parler is not running for reelection.

The three candidates vying to replace Parler are: Erin Porter; Richard C Walker; and Leslie Efron-Platt.

District 7 includes part of Westover Acres and Saluda Terrace, and the Saluda River Drive area. 

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