Katie Guinn Announces Resignation

News  |  Published May 15, 2024

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At the Kershaw County Council meeting on May 14th, Chairwoman Katie Guinn resigned. Kershaw County put out the following statement from Guinn on Wednesday May 15th.

“It is an honor to serve as your County Chairwoman. When I meet with you and we solve problems together I truly feel as though I am fulfilling my purpose on this earth to help people. This community has embraced my son and I as your own family and I am grateful for every single citizen that I have built relationships with. I do not take the responsibility of the gavel lightly and care deeply about the lives and citizens of this county and country. As many of you know, last June I lost my only parent, my mother, very quickly to pancreatic cancer. Shortly after my mother’s death, I went through a divorce. Now, as a single mother, I have been diligently looking for a full-time job to support my son and I. In anticipation of accepting full time employment and preparing for the changes in our life, I am resigning my at-large seat of Chairwoman of Kershaw County Council. In the months to come, I will spend as much time as possible with my son, who has lived his entire life in the public eye and has become one of Kershaw County’s biggest ambassadors. Being Chairwoman of Kershaw County has been one of the greatest gifts God has led me to do.  I want to thank this community for how respectful you have been through the unexpected changes life has brought me. My purpose in this season of my life is to be Eli’s mother as we navigate what is next for us. Friday, May 24th, 2024 will be my last day as your County Council Chairwoman. I am confident that the County is in the best of hands with Vice Chairman Jimmy Jones as Interim Chair until a special election is held. Thank you for trusting me as your Chairwoman. Serving you has been an honor.”