Mayor & Council

Sonya Poole

Council At Large

DOB: July 3

EDUCATION: Winthrop College alumni, English major

WORK HISTORY: Retired Designer/Decorator, currently employed at Haile Gold Mine in Communications Department

CIVIC ACTIVITIES: Founder & President of Kershaw Historical Society, Kershaw Cemetery Trustee, 4X President King Alfred Garden Club, past Board Member Chamber of Commerce, Building & Grounds Committee member of First Presbyterian Church, member of Downtown Revitalization Committee.

OTHER INTEREST: Our citizens need to recognize, respect & preserve Kershaw’s rich history and culture for future generations and to share this legacy with visitors for the progress of our Town. Keeping pace with our Town’s infrastructure and growth are paramount concerns and vital for our success. We also need to be passionate about saving and replanting our glorious trees for ecological reasons as well as for their environmental beauty.

John S. Connell III

Council District 3

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Harvey Truesdale

Council District 4

DOB: July 20

MARRIED TO: Janie S. Truesdale

EDUCATION: Baron DeKalb HS, USCL, National Technical Schools

WORK HISTORY: Springs Industries; 19 years Bleaching Supervision, 3 years Distributed Control Supervisor, 21 years Distributed Control Manager.

CIVIC ACTIVITIES: Bethany Westville Baptist Church (SS Teacher & Treasurer), Kershaw Chamber of Commerce (Board Member & Treasurer), KARE (volunteer truck driver)

OTHER INTEREST: Watching grandchildren’s activities, travel, camping, fishing, and classic cars.

Gail Rogora

Council District 1

DOB: December 31

MARRIED TO: Bill Rogora

EDUCATION: Andrew Jackson High graduate

WORK HISTORY: Lancaster County Natural Gas Authority (32 years)

CIVIC ACTIVITIES: Kershaw Chamber of Commerce Vice President

OTHER INTEREST: Licensed SC Realtor

Eddie Coates

Council at Large

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