With the abrupt and unexpected resignations of three Aiken County school board members, there will be a special election for Aiken County School Board for Districts 7, 8 and 9.  This is a nonpartisan election and will be held on December 10.

The Aiken Standard will host a candidate forum for the School Board elections on Tuesday, November 19, 6:00 pm at the Aiken Municipal Building in downtown Aiken. 

To attend the candidate forum on the 19th you must to sign up for tickets.  Seating is limited to 150, so attendees must RSVP online at

or call the Aiken Standard at 803-648-2311 during the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The following 10 candidates are:
• Patrice Rhinehart-Jackson, District 7
• George Grieve, District 7
• Kristin Beard, District 8
• John Bradley, District 8
• Timothy Govenettio, District 8
• Bruce Wheelon, District 8
• Robert Byrne, District 9
• Pamela Diaz, District 9
• Keith Harp, District 9
• Cameron Nuessle, District 9

 To check which School Board district you reside in CLICK HERE


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Aiken County Democratic Party meets at 7pm on the 3rd Thursday of every month at Odell Weeks Recreation Center Room One.

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We meet to foster active interest in the local, state and national Democratic Party, to support campaigns, educate and to engage in grassroots activism.

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The 2019 SCDP Holidazzle and Spratt Issues Conference

The South Carolina Democratic Party is thrilled to announce the 2019 Holidazzle and Spratt Issues Conference will be held on Friday, December 13th and Saturday, December 14th in Greenville, South Carolina.

The weekend begins Friday, December 13th with the SCDP Holidazzle — a holiday celebration featuring great speeches, live music, refreshments, tasty hors d'oeuvres, and special guests!

On Saturday, December 14th join us for the Spratt Issues Conference at the Greenville Convention Center. This is a crucial moment to gather, discuss, plan, and organize around the issues that will guide our elections in 2020.

Select tickets here

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