Mayor & Council
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
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.
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
Council at Large
MARRIED TO: Karen Phillips Coates