7 file for Georgetown school board race

Compared to the field of 20 in 2008, voters have only a few decisions to make in the Georgetown County School Board race.

The filing period ended Monday, with seven candidates vying for the four open seats, including all of the incumbent candidates and three somewhat new faces.

At-large board members Jim Dumm, the board chairman, and Benny Elliot have both filed to fill their seats again.

And two unsuccessful 2008 candidates are challenging Dumm and Elliot for those seats.

Johnny Wilson, a former school board member who did not win his 2008 bid for re-election to the District 4 seat, is running this year as an at-large candidate. Richard Kerr, who lost his bid for the District 6 seat in 2008, is also running as an at-large candidate.

The newcomer to the field is retired teacher Pat Deleone.

Deleone is a registered nurse with a degree in health education who taught health and science technology at the Georgetown Career Center.

She is challenging David Curry for the District 2 seat.

Curry won his seat in 2008, besting two other candidates.

The only unchallenged incumbent is Arthur Lance Jr., who represents District 7.