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Zipperer to run for vacant Rincon seat
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A former Rincon City Council will be seeking the open seat on the current board.

Leon Zipperer, who served from 1997-2005, has announced he will run in the March 1 special election to fill the seat opened when Scott Morgan resigned in December.

“They’ve got a vacant seat there, and I’ve always enjoyed it,” Zipperer said.

Zipperer currently represents the city on the Effingham Industrial Development Authority.

Qualifying began Monday and runs through today at 2 p.m. The qualifying fee is $90.

Zipperer was one of three incumbents defeated in November 2005. What led to the turnover, he said, was the city’s fight against having to use Savannah River surface water for its drinking water.

“We fought the battle alone,” he said.

Morgan was one of three new council members elected in 2005. Of those three, only Levi Scott remains on city council.