Orangeburg elects 1st African-American mayor

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — Voters in Orangeburg have elected Michael C. Butler as the city’s first African-American mayor. Butler won a four-year term with 53 percent of the vote. Mayor Paul Miller received 46 percent. Miller has been mayor since 2001. Butler’s new terms begin Oct. 1. Butler ran on a platform of revitalizing the city and working on economic development. He is a career specialist at the Technology Center in Orangeburg Consolidated School District 5. Orangeburg is home to South Carolina State University, a state-supported historically black school.

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