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David Merchant Wins Runoff For Sumter Mayor

Thank you Sumter! Thank you for your encouragement, support, love and most of all for believing in our mission that “we all have a place at the table!” I don’t take lightly the trust you have placed in me to be your next Mayor and I look forward to working with you to make Sumter a hometown we all can be proud of!
Mayor McElveen has been a true servant leader his whole life and I thank him for his undying love and enthusiasm for Sumter and her people. Thank you, Joe!
I’m grateful, immensely humbled and proud to serve you! Much love and God bless!!
– David Merchant –

Sumter Mayor Campaign Headed to Runoff Election

First, Laurie and I want to thank all our supporters for your prayers, comments, shares, likes, letters and votes. It’s because of our grassroots team that we were able to get the most votes of all 6 candidates in this race, but the work is not over yet. Because no candidate received more than 50% of the vote, a runoff election has been scheduled on November 17th and I need your help to get our support back out to the polls!
We need ALL our supporters to give us one more vote on Tuesday, November 17th. You may vote at your same polling location place as the General Election or vote early at the Sumter County Courthouse. If you’re not sure where your polling location is, you can find your polling location quick and easy online by clicking HERE. Even if you did not vote in the General Election, you can vote in the runoff election. 
See you at the polls! 

A Letter From Laurie Merchant

Mayor Pro Tem Thomas J. Lowery Endorses David Merchant for Mayor

Endorse David Merchant

We are so excited about making a difference for the people, community, and businesses of Sumter and we want you on the team! Would you consider helping us spread the news: Vote for David Merchant on November 3rd. Add YOUR NAME to David’s endorsement list below:

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ENDORSED: Sumter Board of REALTORS endorses David Merchant for Sumter Mayor

In a press release announced on Sunday, October 11, the Sumter Board of REALTORS announced the endorsement of David Merchant to the office of Mayor of Sumter.

The release reads:

The Sumter Board of REALTORS is recommending the election of David Merchant to the office of Mayor of Sumter.

A special screening pan el of the Board conducted interviews with the candidates for the Mayoral election and concluded, following extensive questioning, that Merchant is best qualified for the position. Five of the six persons seeking election to the officer of Mayor were interviewed during the selection process.

Interviewers with the candidates were designed to provide the Board’s membership with the best information as to which of the candidates for the office of Mayor was best qualified for the post.

Following the endorsement, David Merchant says the following, “I am extremely appreciative to the Sumter Board of REALTORS to have earned their endorsement. Realtors serve an important role in our community, represent small business and do work daily to shine a positive light on our city and its people.”

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