The Anson County Democratic executive committee met on Thursday, April 5, at the Lilesville Town Hall to begin the process of filling the vacant County Commission seat for Lilesville, District No. 2. Commissioner Claude Spencer, who held that seat, passed away Friday, March 10.
The committee reviewed the five resumes submitted by Stephen Lear, William “Billy” Lee, Robert J. Smith, Dannie M. Montgomery and Vancine Robinson Sturdivant.
At the Anson County Democratic Convention on Saturday, April 14, all five candidates will be given space to greet the county’s attendees. The convention will begin at 10 a.m.
At the regularly scheduled monthly Democratic Party meeting on April 19, at 6 p.m., the voting members of the Democratic executive committee will cast their votes for filling the vacant County Commission seat.
The Democratic executive committee will submit the name of its choice to the county commissioners, but the Commission is under no obligation to accept that choice.
The Commission has 60 days to name a replacement. If no selection is made, Clerk of Court Mark Hammond will have 10 days to choose the replacement. Anyone selected by the Commission will fill the seat until November, when the choices of the Democratic and Republican executive committees will be on the ballot, along with the choice of the county commissioners.
The winner of the election will serve until 2014, when Spencer’s term would have ended.