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One challenger takes on four incumbents in Lexington School District Four School Board race

Swansea, SC (Paul Kirby) - One familiar face has filed to run for Lexington School District Four’s Board of Trustees against the four incumbents who are up for re-election this cycle. Sadie Kirkland Wannamaker had previously served on the school board but was ousted in the 2018 election. She ran against Lynne Fallaw last winter in an attempt to win a board seat back, but was unsuccessful. That race was a special election to fill the seat left open when Doris Simmons resigned after she was elected to the Swansea Town Council. 

Wannamaker is a retired employee of the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control. She worked there for 31 years. When she retired, she was the human resource director for a region that encompassed six counties. She is currently a private investigator and the owner of the Wannamaker Detective agency. She lives in the Mack Edisto portion of Lexington County. 

In the November 3rd election, Wanamaker is facing incumbents Daniel Martin, Chris Pound, Quincy Sutton, and of course Lynne Fallaw. Fallaw is having to run again even though she was just elected to the school board earlier this year. Because Fallaw won the seat she holds in a special election, she simply finished out Simmons’ term. If she’s successful in staving off Wannamaker again, she will then serve her first full four-year term on the school board. 

Fallaw is owner of Back-to-Basics Driving School, a small business she runs out of her and her husband’s farm on Fallaw Road between Gaston and Swansea. She also works as an adjunct instructor for Midlands Technical College.  She is married to Mark and both she and her husband are retired from law enforcement. Mark is currently a farmer. The couple have four daughters, the youngest of whom is Chapin, a senior at Swansea High School. 

Quincy Sutton is employed by the City of Orangeburg’s Department of Public Utilities Administrative Division. He also is the associate pastor at New Life Ministries. Sutton is the owner of a small business called Q-Concepts Design & Consultants.  He is married to Cassandra and the couple have three children. They live in the Town of Swansea. Sutton currently serves as the chairman of the school board. 

Daniel Martin is a project manager for a general contractor that specializes in commercial and industrial work. This experience has been helpful as the district has grown and had several renovations and building projects underway over the past four years. He lives in the Swansea area of the district with his wife Serenity. Together, the couple have two children.

Chris Pound has served on the District Four School Board for approximately 20 years. He owns Pound Plumbing and lives in the Gaston area of the school district. Together, he and his wife, Lisa have two children. He is an experienced board member that has served on the board during a period when it has grown and changed dramatically with the times. 

This is a nonpartisan, at large race to see who will guide the schools of the Swansea and Gaston areas into the next decade. The four candidates that garner the most votes will fill the four seats. 


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