Charleston school board member Toya Hampton Green resigns
Toya Hampton Green, the downtown representative on the Charleston County School Board, has resigned her seat effective immediately.
Green, an attorney, is moving to Columbia because she accepted a position as the director of policy and legal services for the South Carolina School Boards Association.
“I regret that I will not serve the last two months of this term, but must ensure that our children start their new school on the first day,” she wrote in a letter Monday to school board Chairman Chris Fraser.
She wrote that she’s learned a great deal from Fraser and School Superintendent Nancy McGinley and that she’s grateful for the opportunity she’s had.
“It has been a true privilege to serve the citizens of Charleston County on the school board and I look forward to continuing to assist in a different capacity through my work at the SCSBA,” she wrote.
Green said on Monday she had no comment beyond the letter.
It wasn’t immediately clear Monday whether the county legislative delegation would need to appoint someone to her vacant seat until voters picks a new representative in November.
No candidate qualified to be listed on the ballot, but industrial real estate broker Todd Garrett, 36, and self-employed painter Tony Lewis, 50, both plan to run as write-in candidates.
Candidates must live in certain areas, but voters can cast a ballot for each open seat, regardless of where they live.
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