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Quilifying ends for commission seats

Qualifying has ended for persons seeking to be elected to seats on the McDuffie County Board of Commissioners.

Commission Vice-Chairman Sammie Wilson, Sr., who works at McDuffie Regional Medical Center, finds himself being challenged by political newcomer Ray Roquemore in the November General Election. Mr. Roquemore, who is retired aircraft company executive near Atlanta, is active in several civic projects, including a new clean-up campaign which recently was launched in the county.

Mr. Wilson currently occupies the District 1 "A" seat. His political affiliation is a Democrat.

Mr. Roquemore, meanwhile, qualified as a Republican candidate. He is seeking political office for the first time since becoming a resident of McDuffie County.

The Rev. Frederick Favors, who also is seeking re-election like Mr. Wilson, faces no opposition in the election that will be held later this year, according to Phyllis Wheeler, county elections director. The Rev. Favors qualified as a Democrat candidate. He represents the District 1 "B" seat on the five-member commission panel.

Qualifying for the posts, which cost each of the candidates $225, ended at noon last Friday.

Web posted on Thursday, May 06, 2010

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