No new filers for school board, Fort Lawn council

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By Travis Jenkins

No new names have been added to the list of those seeking spots on the Chester County School Board or Fort Lawn town council.
So far, District 3 representative Denise Lawson has filed to seek another term on the board as has District 4 representative Jim Stroman. Neither has any announced competition as of yet.
Dr. Richard Hughes, who holds the District 6 seat, is seeking reelection but not for his current position, choosing instead to run for the at-large seat currently held by Jeff Kerr. Kerr is not seeking another term on the board. Hughes will face a competitor in the Rev. Bill Stringfellow, a former school trustee.
Maggie James, another former board member, has filed for Hughes' District 6 seat. As of now, she faces no competition for the seat.
In Fort Lawn, incumbent Mayor Clif Ferguson has already filed to run for another term. At the end of this term, he will have served as mayor for 10 years. Peggy Brightwell has filed for one of the two open council seats. The two incumbents with expiring terms, Scott Russell and Carlton Martin, indicated last week they would seek reelection, but neither had filed as of yesterday.
Filing for both races is slated to end Aug. 15, but because the 15th falls on a Sunday, the filing deadline is being extended to Monday, Aug. 16. Those wishing to run can file at the county elections office located on Ella Street.