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Seeking Candidates for SC Silver Haired Legislature

seasoned-citizensThe Upper Savannah Area Agency on Aging/Aging & Disability Resource Center is seeking candidates for the next term of the S.C. Silver Haired Legislature.

Greenwood and Laurens counties are eligible for three representatives apiece while Abbeville, Edgefield, McCormick and Saluda counties are each eligible for two representatives.

The purposes of Silver Haired Legislature will be: to identify issues, concerns, and possible solutions for problems faced by the citizens of South Carolina with special emphasis on issues related to seniors; to make recommendations to the Governor and to members of the SC General Assembly; to educate the public on senior issues; to encourage seniors to participate actively in public affairs; to function on a nonpartisan basis; to promote good government for all South Carolinians; and to hold one Silver Haired Legislative session annually.

Anyone who is 60 and older and is a registered voter in the county in which they reside is eligible for candidacy. Those interested in becoming a Silver Haired Legislature representative can request a candidate packet by contacting Kathy Dickerson at Upper Savannah Area Agency on Aging/Aging & Disability Resource Center at 864.941.8061.

Filing for candidacy will continue through February 8, 2013. The election will be held on March 4, 2013. Election locations will be announced at a later date. The election is for two-year terms.