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All six Charleston City Council members whose seats are up for election this year are asking voters to send them back for another four-year term. Most of those incumbents are facing challengers.

The filing period for City Council's even-numbered districts in the Nov. 7 election closed at noon Monday.

One seat on the Charleston Water System's Board of Commissioners is also up for election, with Thomas Pritchard seeking re-election to a six-year term, unopposed.

City Councilmen Robert Mitchell and Mike Seekings are also running unopposed.

District 10 Councilman Dean Riegel, who serves parts of West Ashley, and William Dudley Gregorie, who serves parts of the peninsula and James Island, each drew two challengers.

Riegel will face Henry Griffin and Summer Massey.

Gregorie, who has also been a mayoral candidate, will face Amy Brennan and Fran Clasby.

The Post and Courier reported in July that Riegel had moved out of District 10 and out of Charleston County months earlier. The move violated a City Code requirement that council members "must be a resident of the district during the entire term of office."

But with Riegel's seat up for election, fellow City Council members last week chose to let voters decide his fate rather than pursue action.

Riegel said he has leased a townhouse in the Shadowmoss subdivision, and that's the address on his election filing, putting him back in the district he was elected to serve in 2013. He said the move to Summerville, where his son lives, was necessary because of a medical-related financial burden involving his wife's health.

Rodney Williams, also a West Ashley councilman, will face challenger Kevin Shealy in the District 2 race.

James Island's multiple-term councilwoman Kathleen Wilson will compete with Carol Jackson in District 12.

The ballot:

City Council District 2

City Council District 4

City Council District 6

  • Amy Brennan
  • Fran Clasby, who also challenged Gregorie in 2013
  • William Dudley Gregorie (incumbent, first elected 2009)

City Council District 8

City Council District 10

City Council District 12

Commissioner of Public Works 

Reach David Slade at 843-937-5552. Follow him on Twitter @DSladeNews.

David Slade is a senior Post and Courier reporter. His work has been honored nationally by Society of Professional Journalists, American Society of Newspaper Editors, Scripps foundation and others. Reach him at 843-937-5552 or dslade@postandcourier.com