Lamar, S.C. (WPDE) — Darnell Byrd-Mcpherson has been elected as the first African-American woman mayor for the Town of Lamar.
Byrd-McPherson gained 204 votes to defeat Guy Clements who had 186 votes.
She said her mother Doris Byrd was the first woman of color to serve on the Lamar Town Council.
Byrd-Mcpherson said her overall goals for the town are:
Byrd-McPherson currently serves as the Executive Director of Darlington County First Steps (DCFS) and has held this position since 2008.
She was given the Woman of Achievement Award in 2015 presented by the Greater Hartsville Chamber of Commerce and the Murray L. Vincent Outstanding Prevention Professional Award presented by the S.C. Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy.