|Board member, Spartanburg County School District 2, At-Large|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|Next general||November 7, 2017|
|High school||Chapman High School|
|Profession||Co-owner of development company|
Sims was raised in Boiling Springs, South Carolina and graduated from Chapman High School. Sims is active in several city and county boards, including Commissioner for Inman Campobello Water District, Secretary for H.B.A. of Spartanburg, member of Spartanburg Developers Council, and a former member of Spartanburg Land Management Appeals Board. He lives in the district with his wife, Claudia, and co-owns a development company.
|Spartanburg County School District 2, At-large General Election, 4-year term, 2013|
|Nonpartisan||Jack Marby Incumbent||19.4%||913|
|Nonpartisan||Craig Sims Incumbent||18.4%||869|
|Nonpartisan||Joyce Wright Incumbent||17.3%||814|
|Nonpartisan||Connie Smith Incumbent||16.3%||767|
|Nonpartisan||Harriette Hipp Incumbent||15.2%||716|
|Source: Spartanburg County, "Office of Registration and Election, accessed December 17, 2013|
Sims reported no contributions or expenditures to the South Carolina State Ethics Commission.
As of October 21, 2013, Sims had not received any endorsements for his campaign.
What was at stake?
Five seats on the Spartanburg School District 2 school board were at stake in the November election. All five incumbents sought and won re-election.
About the district
The county underperforms the state in median household income and higher education, but outperforms the state in poverty rate. According to the 2010 Census, the median household income in Spartanburg County is $43,563 compared to South Carolina's statewide median of $44,587. The rate of residents below the poverty level in Spartanburg County is 16.2% while the state rate is 17.0%. The percentage of residents over 25 with a bachelor's degree or higher in Spartanburg County is 20.4% compared to the state average of 24.2%.
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- Spartanburg County School District 2, South Carolina
- Spartanburg County School District 2 elections (2013)
- Newman and Sims, Inc. "About Us," accessed October 21, 2013
- State Ethics Commission," "Public Disclosure and Accountability Reporting," accessed December 26, 2013
- 2010 Census: Quick Facts, "Spartanburg County," accessed October 15, 2013"
- The New York TImes, "Election Results," Accessed August 9, 2013