Winnsboro, SC – Nocola Hemphill has filed her candidacy for the Mayor of the Town of Winnsboro on Monday, January 18, 2021. 12:00 pm. Nocola Hemphill is the founder and Executive Director of Southern Women Philanthropy Conference, a local grassroots initiative promoting entrepreneurship and global stewardship in Black and Brown communities, and the Chairwoman for the Democratic Black Caucus of South Carolina in Fairfield County. Nocola is a mother of three children, and she is a rising author penning her first book, “Masterpeace: The Boss Lady’s Guide to Mental Health”. Her advocacy and activism has stretched from Atlanta, to Charlotte, across the Atlantic, and back home again to Winnsboro for over a decade, empowering Black women across the country to fuel their passions and discover their light.
Ms. Hemphill has issued the following statement: “As a native Winnsboro, this town no longer looks like the place I grew up. It has become a mission to discover the answers to the questions; What happened to Main Street? What happened to our jobs? What happened to our progress? I’m a reflection of Winnsboro and I want an answer to these questions.
I bear the hopes, dreams, pain, and hard work of this town. I’ve been an activist in our community in a non-elected capacity for many years. The work I’ve done has not been enough. With that said, today I humbly file my candidacy for Mayor of the Town of Winnsboro.
As Town of Winnsboro Mayor, I stand as the public representative for over 3,500 voices, hopes, dreams and ideas. I am fully committed to every single one of them for as long as they allow me to serve.”
The General Election for the Town of Winnsboro will be held on Tuesday, April 6, 2021. Any person wishing to register to vote in this election must do so no later than Friday, March 5, 2021. Contact the Fairfield County Voter Registration and Elections Office at 315 S. Congress St., Winnsboro, SC 29180 for more information.