Greenville County voters will get their say in 15 contested political races ranging from sheriff to seats in the Statehouse to U.S. Congress.
Primaries will be held June 14 in races that have more than one candidate from the Republican or Democratic parties.
The general election is Nov. 8.
Four candidates – all former deputies – are challenging Sheriff Steve Loftis in the Republican primary: Bruce Cannon, Hobart Lewis, William D. “Will” Lewis and Sam Manley.
District 18 incumbent Joe Baldwin faces a Republican primary challenge from Mike Barnes, a Greer resident who ran for the seat in 2012. District 18 covers Greer and Blue Ridge.
In District 25, longtime representative Lottie Gibson faces four opponents in the Democratic primary: Bajeyah Eddy, Martha B. Evans, Bunk Johnson and former state Representative Ennis Fant. District 25 includes Southside, Welcome and SCTAC.
Four candidates are vying for the District 21 seat being vacated by Jim Burns. Lance Byars, Stacy Kuper and Rick Roberts will face off in the Republican primary. The winner will face Bill Michaud, a Libertarian, in the general election. District 21 covers the Eastside, Greer and Pelham Road.
District 24 representative Liz Seman faces Constitution Party candidate John Langville in the general election. District 24 covers parts of the cities of Greenville and Mauldin.
District 5 incumbent Tom Corbin will face John B. White of Spartanburg in the Republican primary. District 5 covers Travelers Rest, Blue Ridge, Greer and Northern Greenville County.
Incumbent Mike Fair faces two opponents, Johnny Edwards and William Timmons, in the Republican primary for the District 6 seat. The winner will face Roy G. Magnuson of the Constitution Party in the general election. District 6 covers the Taylors, Berea, Furman and Paris Mountain area.
In District 7, incumbent Karl Allen faces Lillian Brock Flemming in the Democratic primary. The winner will face Republican Glen L. Robinson in the general election. District 7 covers downtown Greenville, the west side and SCTAC.
Senate District 12 incumbent Lee Bright has three Republican challengers: David McGraw, Lisa C. Scott and Scott Talley. District 12 covers Spartanburg County and Greer, Thornblade, Sugar Creek and Five Forks in Greenville County.
District 10 incumbent Republican Joshua Putnam will face Democrat Anna Brown in the general election. District 10 includes parts of Anderson, Pickens and Greenville counties.
In District 16, Democrat Brandon Greene is challenging incumbent Republican Mark Willis. District 16 includes parts of Laurens and Greenville County.
Leola Robinson-Simpson, the incumbent Democrat District 25 representative faces opposition from Independence party candidate Tony Boyce.
Republican U.S. Sen. Tim Scott faces four challengers: Bill Bledsoe (Libertarian and Constitution), Thomas Dixon (Democrat), Jim Hinkle (American) and Rebel Michael Scarborough (American).
U.S. House District 3 incumbent Jeff Duncan has one challenger, Democrat Hosea Cleveland.
Two challengers – Democrat Chris Fedalei and Constitution Party’s Michael Chandler – filed to run against Republican U.S. House District 4 Representative Trey Gowdy.