Sumter County Council Members

District 6 - James T. McCain, Jr - Vice Chairman

Contact Information:

317 W. Bartlette Street
Sumter, SC  29150
803-773-2353 – (home)
803-607-2777 – (mobile)


District 7 - Eugene Baten

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


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



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

District 4 - Charles T. Edens

Contact Information:
3250 Home Place Road
Sumter, SC  29150

Mobile Phone: 803-236-5759


Charles T. Edens was born in Sumter, South Carolina.  He is a graduate of Clemson University where he received his B.A. and Master’s Degrees in Agriculture.

District 5 - Vivian Fleming-McGhaney - Chairman

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

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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