Sumter County Council Members

District 6 - Larry Blanding - Chairman


Contact Information:
Post Office Box 1446
Sumter, SC 29151
Home Phone: 803-436-9998
Work Phone: 803-436-2107


Larry Blanding was born on August 29, in Sumter, S. C.  He is the son of the late Rosa Lee (Williams) Blanding and Junius Blanding, Sr.  He is a life-long resident of Sumter County, and Council District 6 which he represents.  Mr. Blanding was elected to Sumter County Council during the November 2006 and was re-elected in 2010. Councilman Blanding is serving as Chairman of Sumter County Council.

District 7 - Eugene Baten - Vice Chairman


Contact Information:
Post Office Box 3193
Sumter, SC 29151
Home Phone: 803-773-0815

Eugene (Gene) R. Baten was born on January 25, 1942 in Fairfax County, Virginia. He is the sixth and youngest child from the union of Robert A. Baten (Jenkinsville, South Carolina) and Mary E. Cook (Herndon, Virginia).

District 1 - Naomi D. Sanders


Contact Information:
5605 Borden Road
Rembert, SC 29128
Home Phone: 803-499-3947

Email:  Council@sumtercountysc.org

Naomi D. Sanders, former Chairwoman of Sumter County Council, was born on June 26, 1939. 

District 2 - Artie Baker


Contact Information:
3680 Bakersfield Lane
Dalzell, SC 29040
Home Phone: 469-3638
Mobile Phone: 983-9318

Arthur W. Baker, member of Sumter County Council, was born on December 13, 1954, in Columbia, South Carolina at Fort Jackson Hospital.   He is the son of Arthur W. Baker of Sumter and Edith Edens Baker of Dalzell, SC.   He has two sons: Arthur W. Baker, III and Robert Alston Baker.

District 3 - James (Jimmy) R. Byrd, Jr.


Contact Information:

13 E. Canal Street
Sumter, SC  29150
Mobile Phone: 803-468-1719
Office Phone: 803-778-0796

Fax: 803-775-2726
emailjbyrd@sumtercountysc.org

 

 

A life-long resident of Sumter, South Carolina, Councilman Jimmy Byrd, was born in 1970. 

District 4 - Charles T. Edens


Contact Information:
760 Henderson Street
Sumter, SC 29150
Home Phone: 803-775-0044
Mobile Phone: 803-236-5759

 

Charles T. Edens was born on October 27, 1952, in Dalzell, South Carolina.  He is the third child from the union of Mr. H. C. Edens, Jr., and the late Ruth Edens.

District 5 - Vivian Fleming-McGhaney


Contact Information:
9770 Lynches River Road
Lynchburg, SC 29080
Home Phone: 803-437-2797
Work Phone: 803-495-3247 (School)

Mrs. Vivian Fleming-McGhaney is the fifth of nine children born to Elouise T. Fleming and the late Samuel "Pop" Fleming.

Clerk to Council - Mary W. Blanding


Contact Information:
13 E Canal St
Sumter, SC 29150
Phone: (803) 436-2107
Email: council@sumtercountysc.org

Mary Witherspoon Blanding, Clerk to Sumter County Council, is a native of Sumter, South Carolina.   She was selected by County Council as the Council's second Clerk to Council in April of 1990.  

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