The town of Varnville’s special election on Tuesday, September 14 features two candidates with experience in civic issues and leadership roles, who each say they care about their community and want to serve the public.
On the ballot, two candidates: Nick Ginn and Doris Sheffield. Sheffield has the experience and education of the Council in her corner. Ginn’s Ticket is packed with leadership and law enforcement experience. The winner of this election will serve an unexpired mandate on the municipal council of Varnville.
Registered voters must reside within city limits. Polling stations will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Varnville Fire Department, 54 Palm St., Varnville, SC
The Guardian gathered information from each of the candidates.
Sheffield was elected in April 2016 to Varnville City Council and served as a council member for four years.
“I appreciate the support of the citizens of the City of Varnville, as well as their comments. While on council, I advocated for lower taxes for all citizens, protection and prevention of crime, and effective municipal services. Transparency and communication with citizens to ensure the town of Varnville is the best place to live, work and raise a family is my goal. I look forward to serving the citizens of Varnville again.
Sheffield attended the University of South Carolina, Aiken, SC, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Education, Magna Cum Laude, in May 1991. She continued her education at the University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC and obtained a Masters in Education Diploma in August 1995. She also attended the Christian Life School of Theology, Columbus, GA. from the South Carolina Municipal Elected Officials Institute of Government in 2018.
Sheffield is also a member of the HC Historical Society and a volunteer at a local museum.
“Retiring from education with my career mainly spent working at Hampton County School District 1, I also enjoyed working as a docent at the Hampton Museum & Visitors Center in Hampton, SC. While I coordinated there Art, Literary and Photography competitions hosted by the Museum and Visitor Center as part of the annual Hampton County Watermelon Festival.
Sheffield and her husband, James, have been attending a fulfilling and successful ministry at Spirit of Life Church in Frog Hollow, near Varnville, SC, since 2008 when the church was built. Previously, he attended the Higher Ground Christian Fellowship, which is now the Lighthouse Church.
Nicolas “Nick” Ginn
Nick Ginn is 41 years old. Born and raised in Hampton County, he spent most of his residence in the town of Varnville. He is currently employed with the South Carolina Department of Education in the Transportation Division.
Ginn attended Liberty University, where he earned an associate’s degree in general studies, a bachelor’s degree in business management with a minor in accounting, and a master’s degree in management and leadership.
Ginn has held roles in the Masonic Lodge and is a Shriner. He is also a law enforcement veteran, with firefighter training and experience.
“Over a period of 17 years, I held the positions of officer, deputy, private first class, corporal, sergeant, staff sergeant, major, investigator and acting leader during my career in law enforcement, ”said Ginn. “I graduated from SC Fire Academy and SC Criminal Justice Academy in 2001. I have received many certifications, training and recognition throughout my career.”
“I am true to my word and direct. If anything escapes my direct influence, I will not make the promise. In the office, I will work on the construction of the town of Varnville in various fields such as leisure, business and beautification. These things do not happen overnight; however, the continued efforts of a leader with community support will certainly improve our community in all of these areas over time. voice and a teammate with the community and the city. I would appreciate your vote for Varnville City Council. “
Nick also noted that he has obtained a federal firearms license from ATFE, teaches SC Hidden Weapons Licensing courses, and owns and operates natural graphic photography.
In his spare time, Ginn also volunteered in the community coaching Dixie Youth baseball in Colleton County and church softball.
For more details on voting, read our previous story:Varnville’s election slated for September 14 will feature Ginn against Sheffield