Sumter County Council Members

District 6 - James T. McCain, Jr - Chairman

Contact Information:

317 W. Bartlette Street
Sumter, SC  29150
803-773-2353 – (home)
803-607-2777 – (mobile)


District 3 - James (Jimmy) R. Byrd, Jr. - Vice Chairman

Contact Information:

Post Office Box 1913
Sumter, SC  29151
Mobile Phone: 803-468-1719
Fax: 803-436-2108



A life-long resident of Sumter, South Carolina, Councilman Jimmy Byrd, was born in 1970. 

District 1 - C. F. "Chris" Sumpter, II

Contact Information:
1200 Broad Street
PMB 180
Sumter, SC 29154
Home Phone: 803-305-9375


Councilman C. F. “Chris” Sumpter, II was born in Borden, South Carolina to Christopher I and Naomi Sumpter.  He is the eldest of two siblings, Jay and Felicity.

District 2 - Artie Baker

Contact Information:
3680 Bakersfield Lane
Dalzell, SC 29040
Home Phone: 469-3638           Mobile phone: 847-1805

Arthur W. Baker, member of Sumter County Council, was born on December 13, 1954, in Columbia, South Carolina at Fort Jackson Hospital.   He is the son of Arthur W. Baker of Sumter and Edith Edens Baker of Dalzell, SC.   He has two sons: Arthur W. Baker, III and Robert Alston Baker.

District 4 - Charles T. Edens

Contact Information:
3250 Home Place Road
Sumter, SC  29150

Mobile Phone: 803-236-5759

Charles T. Edens was born in Sumter, South Carolina.  He is a graduate of Clemson University where he received his B.A. and Master’s Degrees in Agriculture.

District 5 - Vivian Fleming-McGhaney

Contact Information:
9770 Lynches River Road
Lynchburg, SC 29080
Home Phone: 803-437-2797
Work Phone: 803-495-3247 (School)

Mrs. Vivian Fleming-McGhaney is the fifth of nine children born to Elouise T. Fleming and the late Samuel "Pop" Fleming.

District 7 - Eugene (Gene) Baten

Contact Information:
Post Office Box 3193
Sumter, SC 29151
Home Phone: 803-773-0815

Eugene (Gene) R. Baten was born on January 25, 1942 in Fairfax County, Virginia. He is the sixth and youngest child from the union of Robert A. Baten (Jenkinsville, South Carolina) and Mary E. Cook (Herndon, Virginia).

Clerk to Council - Mary W. Blanding

Contact Information:
13 E Canal St
Sumter, SC 29150
Phone: (803) 436-2107

Mary Witherspoon Blanding, Clerk to Sumter County Council, is a native of Sumter, South Carolina.   She was selected by County Council as the Council's second Clerk to Council in April of 1990.  

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