Randy Randall appears to have earned a return trip to the mayor's post for the City of Clinton.
Unofficial results with all precincts reporting are Randall 407; Ronnie Roth 147; and Leonard Pitts 104 votes, thus avoiding a runoff in 2 weeks. Randall replaces Bob McLean who did not seek re-election. That's 61.76% for Randall.
For Laurens Mayor, there will be a runoff between incumbent Nathan Senn and challenger Randy Garrett - unofficial results: Senn 565, Garrett 474 and Sullivan 370.
Results from city council elections in Clinton, Laurens, Gray Court and Waterloo also are being tabulated from today's (March 7) Municipal Elections.
In Clinton, Anita Williams wins election to city council, in a seat vacated by retiring Shirley Jenkins. At 57.89% of the vote, Williams got 55 to Ken Turner's 30, Shaquille Harp's 8 and Reginakd Vance's 2.
Gary Kuykendall wins re-election to the council with 76 votes, to Stewart Owens' 21 and Vernon McCall's 15. That's 66.09% for the incumbent.
Megan Walsh wins re-election to Clinton Council Ward 6 with 55 votes to 52 for challenger Andy Howard.
In Laurens, incumbent city council member Johnnie Bolt wins re-election over challenger Jeremy Hudson, 244-109.
In the mayor's race, incumbent Nathan Senn receives 40.04% of the vote to challenger Randy Garrett's 33.59%, so neither receives the 50% + 1 needed to avoid a run-off.
The vote must undergo certification by the Laurens County elections and registration board.
THIS IS Randy Randall's November, 2022 candidacy announcement:
I just announced my candidacy for Mayor of Clinton. I’m excited to get back into local politics and see what happens. I hope all of my friends in Clinton see this and consider me in the March election.
Randy Randall Announces Run for Mayor of Clinton
November 29, 2022
Former Clinton Mayor Randy Randall announced this week he will run once again to serve as the city’s mayor.
Randall previously served in local government for a total of 17 years, including serving as mayor from 2002-2013.
The city took significant steps forward under his leadership. The Clinton Challenge 007 and Clinton Focus 2013 strategic plans were both started and completed under his leadership. These plans were catalysts for new economic development, jobs, recreation and the marketing of the city. During his tenure, Clinton saw the addition of Sterilite, the development of ClintonPark Corporate Center, and the acquisition of more than $7 million in grants for everything from economic development to city beautification.
Under his leadership, the frontage road connecting exits 52 and 54 on I-26 was completed. The city also received an $800,000 grant from the State of South Carolina to expand the sewer system at the I-26 and Hwy 72 exit. This was the spark needed for what turned into the Hampton Inn, Fatz Café and all of the development taking place in that area today.
“Even in challenging economic times, our city council and three different city managers worked very hard to move our city forward,” Randall said. “The vision of these public servants, along with the leadership of the Clinton Economic Development Corporation and our outstanding city employees, gave our city momentum to build for the future., including much of the development happening now.”
Randall has worked tirelessly to promote Clinton in our state, region, and nationally. He served as the chair of the Clinton Newberry Natural Gas Authority. He was president of the Municipal Association of South Carolina’s board of directors. He served as chairman of the board of directors of Piedmont Municipal Power Agency. From 2013-20, he served on the South Carolina Public Service Commission with a two-year term as chairman, regulating all investor-owned electric, natural gas, and water utilities operating in South Carolina.
Randall was employed at Presbyterian College for 34 years. He has been the public address announcer for PC football for more than 40 years. He has a B.S. degree from PC and a Master’s degree from the University of Georgia. In addition to his work in government, he is very active in the community and is ordained as an elder at First Presbyterian. He has been married for 43 years to the former Kim Byers, who is employed at Arthur State Bank. They have two daughters, Dr. Kelley R. Castaneda, who is a registered pharmacist at Sadler Hughes Apothecary in Clinton and Taylor Randall Marlatt, who is the director of the annual fund at Christ Church Episcopal School in Greenville. He and Kim have five grandchildren.
“Every day is a great day in the City of Clinton,” he said “It was an honor to work for our citizens in the past, and I hope to continue serving them for the next four years. We have come a long way in challenging times, and I am very excited about Clinton’s future. My promise is to always try to do what is right for all the people of Clinton. I will use positive leadership and all my experience at the local, state, and national level to move our great city forward. I will work hard to listen, to gain your trust and to conduct the business of our city in an open and forward-thinking way.”
The city’s municipal elections will be held on Tuesday, March 7, 2023
MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL
CITY OF CLINTON
Mayor – Randy Randall
Danny Cook – Ward 1
Anita Williams – Ward 2
Robbie Neal – Ward 3
Gary Kuykendall – Ward 4
Mayor Pro Tem-Ronnie Roth- Ward 5
Megan Walsh – Ward 6
City Manager- Tom Brooks
Special Called Council Meeting
March 13th, 2023 6:00 PM
P.S. Bailey City Council Chambers
M. S. Bailey Municipal Center
- 211. N. Broad Street
MEETING MAY BE VIEWED ELECTRONICALLY
ON CITY OF CLINTON’S FACEBOOK PAGE
- Meeting called to order by Mayor PRO TEM ROTH
2. Invocation – COUNCILMEMBER COOK
- Pledge of Allegiance
- SWEARING IN OF mR. RANDALL AS MAYOR OF CLINTON
- SWEARING IN OF city of clinton COUNCIL MEMBERs
- MS. ANITA WILLIAMS, WARD 2
- MR. GARY KUYKENDALL, WARD 4
- MS. MEGAN WALSH, WARD 6
THE AGENDA IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME PRIOR TO 24 HOURS BEFORE THE MEETING. A FINAL AGENDA WILL BE AVAILABLE 24 HOURS BEFORE THE MEETING DATE.
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