Sorry, you need to enable JavaScript to visit this website.

Lexington 1 says yes to school bonds, Lexington 3 says no

From staff reports
 Lexington 1 voters in the Gilbert, Lexington, Pelion and White Knoll areas OK’d $365 million in bond money to build 2 new elementary schools, replace 3 schools and expand and renovate 20 other schools. Money is also being earmarked for improving safety and security in the district. The bond passed with 56.4% yes votes.
Lexington 3 voters in Batesburg-Leesville did not approve $90 million for a new high school on the existing property and renovations to Batesburg-Leesville Primary School with 62% voting no, as of press time.
For school boards in the 5 county districts, 33 candidates were running, many of them for the first time.
Of contested races, here are the unofficial winners:

6 run for 3 seats on
Lexington 1 board
6 candidates filed for 3 school board seats covering the Lexington, Gilbert and Pelion areas. 
Winners were Jada Boatwright Garris, Richard Kyle Guyton, and Timothy Franklin Oswald. 

8 run for 3 seats on 
Lexington 2 board
8 candidates filed for 3 seats on Lexington District 2’s board covering the Cayce-West Columbia area.
Winners were incumbents Linda Alford-Wooten and challengers Christina Fitts Rucker and James Bud Summers.

6 run for 3 seats on
Lexington 3 board
6 candidates sought 3 seats on Lexington District 3 board in the Batesburg-Leesville area.
Winners were incumbents Gariane Gunter, Cheryl Burgess and challenger Frances Bouknight.

6 run for 3 seats on
Lexington 4 board
6 candidates sought 3 seats on the District 4 board in Gaston and Swansea.
The 3 winners were incumbents Brad Frick, Zachary “Coach Zack” Smith and challenger Donna Goodwin.

7 run for 4 seats on
Lexington 5 board
7 candidates are running for 4 seats, 2 each in Lexington and Richland counties in the Irmo and Chapin areas.
Lexington County winners were incumbents Jan Hammond and challenger Ken Loveless.
Richland County winners will be published on


Mailing Address:
     PO Box 9 Lexington
     SC 29071
Street Address:
     131 Swartz Rd.
     Lexington SC 29072
Phone: 803-359-7633
Fax: 803-359-2936