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Rincon election update: Lee, Exley to square off for mayoral post
election qualifying

RINCON -- Incumbent Ken Lee is set to face Kevin Exley in.the Nov. 2 race for Rincon's mayoral post

Kevin Exley, who announced his candidacy last month, officially qualified this morning. Qualifying ends today

Lee, who qualified early in the week, has been Rincon's mayor since 2005. He defeated Christi Ricker in his last race in 2017.

Incumbent Freddy Long, Paul Wendelken and Ben Blackwell have qualified to run for council seats. Wendelken, an incumbent at the time, was edged out in a four-way race for three seats in 2019.

Blackwell was recently appointed to fill the term of Ann Daniel, who resigned in June.

Damon Rahn, a member of the Effingham County Industrial Development Authority, announced last month that he also intends to enter the race.