Former Sanford Cabinet Member and Horry County Council Chairman Looks to Change Washington
Chad Prosser announced today that he will seek the Republican nomination for South Carolina’s new 7th Congressional District. Prosser is a proven leader, job creator and conservative reformer who is tired of what is coming out of Washington.
Prosser served as the director of the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism under Governor Mark Sanford. Serving under the most fiscally conservative governor in a generation, Prosser brought accountability and efficiency to the S.C. Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism. Prosser followed Governor Sanford’s no-nonsense approach to fiscal conservatism and public accountability, reforming the agency and discarding notions in favor of sweeping changes. Prosser’s reforms saved taxpayer dollars and increased tourism, helping small businesses and creating private sector jobs.
Prior to joining Sanford’s cabinet, Prosser served over eight years on the Horry County Council, twice elected council chairman, where his pro-growth strategy for the county supported businesses and encouraged economic development.
“The 7th Congressional District needs a proven conservative reformer in Washington who has the experience and the dedication to clean up the beltway mess,” said Prosser. “I have a track record in both the public and private sectors of tackling the tough issues head on, and I will bring the same tenacity to Washington, where I will fight to end the runaway spending train and repeal job-killing regulations.”
About Chad Prosser
A native of Florence, Prosser has created and successfully run several businesses in the hospitality industry. Prosser is running for Congress because he has the experience reforming government that Washington so desperately needs.
Prosser graduated from Florence Christian School. In 1989, he graduated from Rhodes College before earning a Master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.
He began his career working for the U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration before returning to South Carolina to raise a family and start a successful business.
Prosser served on Horry County Council for more than eight years. In 2002, he became the first person in county history to be re-elected to a consecutive term as county council chairman.
In 2003, Governor Sanford appointed Prosser to his cabinet as director of the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism, where he accomplished real reform of a state agency. Prosser turned around the ailing State Park Service, making it one of the ten most efficient park services in the nation, second in the southeast, all while generating operational savings used to improve South Carolina parks without additional tax dollars.
Prosser was awarded South Carolina’s highest civilian honor, the Order of the Palmetto, in 2010. He has served as Chairman of United Way’s South Carolina State Employee campaign in addition to serving on other numerous boards and charities. Prosser is also a Liberty Fellow.
In 2011, Prosser left public service to re-enter the business world full time. As someone who has created and run several successful businesses, he continues to be frustrated by Washington’s complete dysfunction and constant interference with free enterprise.
Prosser is currently a partner of Prosser Johnson, LLC, a firm focused on helping small companies grow to become larger enterprises. As a small business owner and investor, Prosser knows how jobs are created and how Washington’s misguided policies impede job growth.
Prosser lives in Murrells Inlet, S.C. with his two sons, Matthew and Thomas.
To learn more about Chad Prosser and his campaign for conservative reform in Washington, visit: www.chadprosser.com.
To schedule an interview with Prosser, please call 843-357-5200.
(Editor’s Note: This is advance notice that Chad Prosser will formally announce his candidacy for the SC 7th Congressional District Wednesday January 25th. Prosser’s entry into the race brings a candidate who has connections throughout the new district and who is experienced in government at all three levels, federal, state and local.}