Tuesday, November 6, 2012
The choices facing voters in Mauldin.
Updated results: If you can't see the results above, or if you're on a mobile device, please click this link. CLICK HERE for full state and federal results. Today is Election Day. Mauldin voters face a slew of choices. Here’s a look at what to expect: Note sure where to vote? See the attached pdf. In line at the polls? Send us a picture HERE! Like Mauldin Patch on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to keep abreast of what's going on all throughout the day and night. When you’re done voting, leave it right here throughout the day as Patch will provide minute-by-minute updates for the races that matter to you. Track State and Federal races HERE. "Do you want us to keep you posted on today's election results? No problem! Click here to sign up …
Friday, June 29, 2012
Representatives for Ross Turner and Joe Swann were both present at Greenville County elections office, along with state election officials for the recount Friday afternoon.
UPDATE: 5:17 p.m., June 29, 2012 After a recount on Friday afternoon, Ross Turner has been declared the winner of the Senate District 8 race. Turner received 2,784 votes in Tuesday's runoff. His opponent Joe Swann received 2,749 votes. Turner will be certified by the State Election Commission at 3 p.m. Monday. ORIGINALLY REPORTED A recount is underway at the Greenville County Voter Registration and Elections Office for Senate District 8. After Tuesday's runoff election, only 36 votes or .6 percent of the total separated Ross Turner and Joe Swann. Conway Belangia and State Election Commission officials are conducting the recount. Patch will keep you updated on this race.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Has a margin of 36 votes or .4 percent.
UPDATED 3:48 p.m. Thursday Conway Belangia, head of elections for Greenville County, has confirmed that the State Election commission will hold an official recount for the right to represent the Republican Party in Senate District 8. Ross Turner leads fellow Greenville businessman Joe Swann by 36 votes which is .4 percent or inside the number that necessitates an automatic recount. The recount will take place at 4:45 p.m. in election offices at County Square in Greenville. It is open to the public. UPDATED 9:48 P.M. Tuesday The run-off race for the GOP nomination to represent Senate District 8 appears headed to a recount. With all 38 precincts in and approximately 5,537 votes cast, Ross Turner and Joe Swann are separated by 36 votes or .…
Monday, June 25, 2012
One of three such run-offs across the state.
Two political newcomers, Joe Swann and Ross Turner will run off today for the right to be the GOP nominee for State Senate Seat 8. Swann and Turner were the top two finishers in the July 12 primary, separated by just 70 votes and ahead of incumbent David Thomas, who was ousted after 28 years of service. Both Swann and Turner have spent big money in the race, as both hail from Greenville and have worked hard to reach voters in Mauldin and the rest of the Golden Strip. Whomever survives wins today won't be finished spending money. He'll have to face Democrat Jeff Dishner in November. Where to vote in Greenville County: 201 203 29662 29687 29644 29617 29650 29673 Follow Mauldin Patch on Facebook and Twitter. Get the newsletter delivered to …
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Former competitors gives Senate 8 candidate their backing.
Neither Chad Groover nor Jim Lee got the result they were hoping for when voters in District 8 went to the polls on Tuesday to select a new senator in Columbia. Still, they're hoping he can have an impact on who that Senator is. They both have decided to endorse Joe Swann, who fill face Ross Turner in a run-off on June 26. "Joe’s the clear choice," Groover said. "He is the most conservative candidate left in the race and he’ll do a tremendous job for the district at in Columbia." Swann, has a long record as a successful businessman, as does Turner. Both men are from Greenville. In addition to his record and his conservatism, Groover cited Swann's ability to remain free of influence, which is not a minor consideration when sending a …
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
A look at those candidates in races today.
Voting begins this morning at 7 a.m. For information on where to vote visit our list of precincts in Greenville County. Below is a capsule look at the candidates who have opposition in the primary. Senate District 7 - Democratic District 7 has traditionally been a Democratic district and its seat became open after its longtime occupant Ralph Anderson announced his retirement. District in the Mauldin area is comprised mostly of the town to the east of Main Street/Route 276. The winner of the Democratic primary between Lillian Brock-Flemming and Karl Allen will match up against Jane Kizer, a Republican who is running unopposed. Karl Allen Allen is a Greenville-based attorney who has represented District 25 in the State House since 2000. He …
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Other races lag well behind in dollars spent and raised.
It’s safe to say that none of the five candidates pursuing the GOP nomination to represent District 8 in the State Senate are doing so for the money. But they sure are spending plenty of it. In their efforts to win votes for the District 8 seat in Tuesday's primary, Jim Lee, Joe Swann, incumbent David Thomas and Ross Turner have all spent more than the annual salary of $10,400, to which they would be entitled if they won. The fifth candidate, Chad Groover has spent nearly $8,000. According to the latest fundraising totals, which are available at the State Ethics Commission website, the candidates have collectively raised approximately $400,000 while spending approximately $325,000. Those totals are through May. The fundraising haul is led …
Saturday, June 2, 2012
Live video stream in cooperation with Bob McLain and WORD.
In partnership with WORD and Bob McLain, Mauldin Patch streamed the debate for the candidates vying for State Senate Seat presently held by David Thomas. Thomas was unable to attend, citing a previous commitment. Candidates Chad Groover, Jim Lee, Joe Swann and Ross Turner shared their views on a wide rainge of issues for an hour, while Bob McClain moderated, along with State Rep. Garry Smith and yours truly. The debate can be heard in audio form in its on WORD by going to their audio page. The debate begins at the 1:30 mark of the accompanying video. In the event of technical difficulty you can view the video feed here. Who do you think did the best in the debate? Tell us in the commnets section below. Follow Mauldin Patch on Facebook and…
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Starts at 6 p.m.
Mauldin Patch will live stream the debate between candidates for the District 8 Senate Seat. The debate will be aired live on WORD radio starting at 6 p.m. and be hosted by Bob McLain. You will be able to watch it here on Mauldin Patch. The District 8 seat is currently held by David Thomas. He is expected to participate in the debate as well as the four men vying to replace him: Chad Groover, Jim Lee, Joe Swann and Ross Turner. If you have a question you’d like to have the candidates respond to, post it below or on Twitter @BobonWord or @MauldinPatch or on the Facebook pages of Mauldin Patch and Bob McLain. Election Day is June 12. Follow Mauldin Patch on Facebook and Twitter. Get the newsletter delivered to your inbox every morning by …
Friday, May 18, 2012
Monday session was on hot topic.
On Monday evening, the candidates for the District 8 Senate Seat met in a forum at Mauldin Middle School dedicated to educational issues. The event was moderated by Deb Sofield and a large group of parents and educators attended, to hear challengers Chad Groover, Jim Lee, Ross Turner and Joe Swann along with incumbent David Thomas. Among the main topics were the much-talked about issue of school choice, as well as dropout rates, teacher salaries and teacher evaluations. The candidates did receive questions in advance and found agreement on many points. All of them felt there needs to be more choice, less red tape at the administrative level and that $29,000 is a fair starting salary for a teacher. Among the other highlights: Groover said …