Elected Officials

Mayor:  Mike Rowe                                                                                                          


Mayor Michael Rowe has always been interested in the business affairs and building the vitality of the community of Ninety Six.  Mayor Rowe worked in a business in the town of Ninety Six for over 24 years, was a resident of the Ninety Six mill village for over 26 years.  He is a proud graduate of Ninety Six High School class of 1993.  He is the Past Master of Eureka Masonic Lodge #47 of Ancient Freemasons in Ninety Six, SC.   Mayor Rowe has also served on the Ninety Six Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, served as Vice- President in 2014 and President in 2015.  Mayor Rowe is a member of First Bethany Baptist Church in McCormick, SC, and serves on the board of deacons for the church.

Mayor Rowe is now serving a four-year term which expires December 31, 2019.

Being a lifelong resident of Ninety Six, his emphasis has always been to promote our town’s historic values and see the downtown area become a thriving tourism center. With a Bachelor’s of Science degree in History from Lander University, the historic setting and prominent American Revolution history of Ninety Six is one he wishes to capitalize upon.  Through his hard work, dedication, and leadership, many ideas are already coming to fruition. The Mayor’s office and the Town Council is a team effort, and by working together as a team, their goal is to do what is best of the town and the residents of Ninety Six.

Mayor Rowe offers an open door philosophy and welcomes suggestions, ideas and opportunities.

( Not certain which Ward you are in?  View the Ward Map here. )

Ward 1:

Michael Ray (Mickey) Goodman

Councilman Mickey Goodman is a lifelong resident of ward 1, residing on Lowell Street for 67 years.  He is a graduate of Ninety Six High School and the Greenwood College of Commerce.  He worked for Greenwood Mills in the supply department for forty years.

Mickey is an active member of Cambridge United Methodist Church where he serves as Sunday School Superintendent, church treasurer and teacher with the Wednesday night kids.  He is also an active member of the Ninety Six Mill Village association where he currently serves as treasurer.

For the town council he is chairperson of the Finance Committee and member of the Public Safety and Street and Sanitation committees.

Mickey says,” I am very much interested in doing my part and working with others to make Ninety  Six a better place to live.  Hopefully, we can make Ninety Six attractive and the kind of town that people and businesses will find desirable.

Mr. Goodman is also a Past-President of the NMVNA (Ninety Six Mill Village Neighborhood Association) and married to his wife Mary.

Ward 2: Bridget Porter                      

Councilwoman Bridget Porter represents Ward 2.   Mrs. Porter is Chairperson of the Finance Committee.

Ward 3:  Wayne Gibert


Ward 4:  Kellar Rogers


Ward 5:  Vacant

Any registered voter that resides within Ward 05 in the Town of Ninety Six may file for this office. The first day to file as a candidate is Thursday, July 2nd at noon. The filing will close on Friday July 17th at 5:00 PM. The filing will be taken by the Statement of Intention of Candidacy form at the Greenwood County Voter Registration & Elections Office, 600 Monument Street, Suite 113, Greenwood, SC.  Our hours of operation are 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM Monday through Friday.  The filing fee is as follows:  Town Council $25.00.  Checks should be made payable to the Town of Ninety Six.

 Ward 6:  Charles Stevens


Councilman Stevens has also had an interest in bettering the community along with preserving the historical integrity of the Town. Mr. Stevens worked at the National Park Ninety Six Star Fort and is currently a board member of the 96 Historic Development Association.

Mr. Stevens looks forward to serving the residents of Ninety Six and building the business and ratable base, as well as increase the comforts for the community by bettering the quality of life. Mr Stevens follows strong moral values and looks to instill pride in the residents and make this a wonderful place for visitors as well.

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