Elections Bring Changes for Sumter County

By: Rachel Alig Email
By: Rachel Alig Email

The mid-term elections brought major changes to national politics. November 2nd also brought in new faces locally.

Marcus Campbell was elected Sumter County Commissioner for District Two. He says he decided to run because he saw there was a need. Campbell hopes to help development in the community.

" I said, 'Lord should I run or should I not'. And having a genuine concern not just for district number two, but Sumter county as a whole. So we are going to get out there, work hard, and make Sumter County the best county that it can be," says Campbell.

In Sumter County, one of the top local issues on the ballot was a one percent sales tax for schools. That sales tax was approved.

Fred Primm, Superintendent of The Sumter County School District, says he appreciates all of the voters, community members and leaders who support the school district.

" We have been in peroration so we are haven't had the finances for small fixes like air conditioning or heaters breaking down and that kind of stuff. We also need it for utilities. Sop the money will basically be used for maintenance, utilities, and pretty much student supplies."

The tax will last for two years. Superintendent Primm hopes to use this as a bridge to continue to talk to the public to see what they can do to reduce expenditures but increase the revenue.

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