Upstate businessman and former state legislator Dan Tripp announced that he is running for the Greenville County Council seat being vacated by Fred Payne.
Payne, who has held the District 28 seat for the past 12 years, announced his support of Tripp last week. According to Tripp, “I am humbled by Fred Payne’s endorsement and wish him much success in his future endeavors.”
Tripp currently represents the Golden Strip on the Greenville Legislative Delegation Transportation Committee – or C-Fund Committee – which approves funding for improvements to municipal, state and county roads in Greenville County.
Tripp said, “While the economy is booming in Greenville County, we have increased traffic on our roads and other quality of life issues that come with population growth. My goal, if elected, is to be an active listener to the residents of the district and be a conservative leader for the Golden Strip on County Council.”
Tripp was elected in 1994 to the South Carolina House of Representatives and served in the legislature for 12 years. While serving in the House, Tripp served as Chairman of the Life, Health and Property & Casualty Insurance Sub-committee for six years, leading the charge for insurance reforms in South Carolina.
A Greenville native, Tripp is President of Voter Contact Solutions, a company that designs voter contact programs for political campaigns and issue advocacy projects.
Tripp has worked on dozens of local, state and national campaigns, including four presidential campaigns and brings a wealth of knowledge about working within the political process for effective constituent representation.
Tripp, who resides in Mauldin with his wife and family, earned an undergraduate degree from Suffolk University in Boston and an MBA from Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC.
County Council District 28 includes parts of Mauldin, Simpsonville and the Five Forks area.