Dana to run for Darlington County Auditor
R. Brenton Dana of Darlington has announced his candidacy for Darlington County Auditor, currently held by longtime county auditor, Rosa Hudson. He will seek the nod and the responsibility from the citizens of Darlington County beginning in Darlington’s June Democratic Primary.
“The Auditor’s office is currently understaffed which has unfortunately created fundamental flaws in the organizational structure of the office.” Dana said when asked his plans for the office. “This inherently effects the customer service aspect of serving the citizens of Darlington County in an adequate and timely manner. When elected, I will work closely and diligently with county officials, the County Administrator, and County Council to fix these and other flaws in our system. I am ready both professionally and politically to take on this challenge to work for and earn the trust of the great people of Darlington County.”
Dana, an Eagle Scout, is the surviving triplet son of Paula (Fleming) Dana and longtime Darlington and Pee Dee area journalist, the late J. Dwight Dana.
Despite a short stint working in Washington, D.C. upon graduating college, Dana is a life-long resident of Darlington County. He is a 2008 graduate of the University of South Carolina where he earned his BA from the School of Journalism majoring in Public Relations and Political Science.
Dana is a former Executive for the Boy Scouts of America- representing Darlington, Chesterfield, and Marlboro Counties and has also worked as a media correspondent.
“My work and experience as an Executive for the Boy Scouts of America has allowed me to live in both Darlington and Hartsville- providing me with a broader admiration for the people of Darlington County. The unspeakable gratitude I have for the people of this community that supported me during tragic moments in my life is what has led me to strive for public service.” Dana explained.
Dana is a current appointed Board Member of the Darlington County Department of Social Services as well as an active member of Darlington Kiwanis Club, Hartsville Rotary Club, St. David’s Masonic Lodge of Darlington. He is also a life-long member of St. Matthews Episcopal Church of Darlington where he serves in the Men’s Club and as an usher.
Dana will file with the Darlington County Elections Commission on March 15.