Three incumbent councilmen seek re-election on Tuesday, November 7. Taft Matney (Seat 1) and Dale Black (Seat 5) run unopposed while first term Councilman Terry Merritt (Seat 3) is opposed by former long- term Councilman James Kennedy.
Taft Matney chairs the City’s Economic Development Committee and can proudly boast of the City’s progress in attracting major business and jobs into the city since Van Broad was hired from Fountain Inn to oversee the effort.
Dale Black chairs the city’s Business and Development Services Committee while Terry Merritt chairs the Recreation Committee on city council.
James Kennedy who served on Mauldin City Council in the past is the former principal at Tanglewood Middle School and Cherrydale Elementary School while Terry Merritt spent 32 years in IT as a small business owner.