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BlythewoodOnline | Blythewood Seats Two Representatives on Richland County Council

Updated: Nov 22, 2020

BLYTHEWOOD – A second Richland County Council member who represents Blythewood lost her re-election bid Tuesday night by more than 1,000 votes.

Blythewood 29016 resident Gretchen Barron, with 1,726 votes (72.40 percent) handily defeated District 7 Councilwoman Gwendolyn Kennedy who had 658 votes (27.60 percent)

District 9 Councilwoman Joyce Dickerson, who represented another section of Blythewood for 12 years, lost to Blythewood town resident Derrek Pugh in the primary on June 9.

It will be the first time that Blythewood will have two residents on Richland County Council.

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