Voters in Lexington School District Four oust one incumbent, return three others to school board
Swansea, SC (Paul Kirby) - Voters in Lexington County School District Four ousted one incumbent to the district’s school board Tuesday. They reelected the three other incumbents but elected a challenger who had served on the board once before. District Four encompasses the schools of the Gaston and Swansea areas of the county.
Four incumbents’ terms were expiring and all four filed for reelection. Those incumbents included Lynne Fallaw, Daniel Martin, Quincy Sutton, and Chris Pound. The challenger was Sadie Wanamaker. She had been defeated in a special election by Fallaw last winter and had served on that board previously.
At 5:30 a.m. on Wednesday, November 4, 2020, poll results showed that Fallaw, Pound, and Martin had retained their seats and would serve another four-year term. Sadie Wanamaker beat incumbent Quincy Sutton to take the 4th seat.
The vote totals were as follows:
1.Lynne Fallaw 3,362
2.Chris Pound 3,101
3.Daniel Martin 2,527
4.Sadie Wannamaker 2,470
Incumbent Quincy Sutton received 2,321 votes. Because this is an at- large election and the candidates that received the four highest numbers of votes won the seats, Sutton lost his seat to Wannamaker by 149 votes.
These results will be certified later this week. The totals did not show any absentee mail in votes counted. No other race in Lexington County showed those figures either. Those absentee votes may have been combined with the in person absentee totals.
These numbers are not expected to change much if at all prior to being certified.