Aiken City Council members draw no challengers for November election

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Jul. 13—The filing period for the upcoming Aiken City Council election closed at noon Monday, with only four candidates submitting paperwork.

The four, Democrat Lessie Price and Republicans Ed Girardeau, Andrea Gregory and Ed Woltz, are already on City Council. Each is now seeking reelection unchallenged.

Price represents District 2, north of Richland Avenue West. Girardeau represents District 4, the city's southern end. Gregory represents District 5, which neighbors Girardeau's zone to the north. And Woltz represents District 6, a swath including parts of downtown.

City Council is organized under a 6-1 single-member-district plan. Only the mayor is elected citywide.

Each sitting council member has said they are seeking reelection in hopes of bettering the city and, to some degree, extending recent successes.

The general election is set for Nov. 2.

No primary elections are scheduled, according to Aiken County Democratic Party Chairman Harold Crawford Jr. and Aiken County GOP Chairwoman Debbie Epling.

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