January 25, 2012
Contact: Chad Prosser, 843-650-5550
CONSERVATIVE REFORMER CHAD PROSSER ANNOUNCES FOR CONGRESS IN SC-7
Former Sanford Cabinet Member and Horry County Council Chairman
Looks To Change Washington
(Murrells Inlet, SC) – Today, Chad Prosser announced 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 (PRT) under Governor Mark Sanford, where he took a no-nonsense approach to fiscal conservatism and public accountability. Prosser reformed the agency, saving taxpayer dollars, increasing tourism and helping small businesses create private sector jobs.
Prior to joining Sanford’s cabinet, Chad 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 that same tenacity to Washington, where I will fight to end the runaway spending train and repeal job-killing regulations.”
“President Obama’s State of the Union address last night offered more of the same failed big government solutions, when what we really need is for government to get out of the way and return to the free market solutions that made America great in the first place.”
A native of Florence, Chad has created and successfully run several businesses in the hospitality industry. Additional biographical information on Chad can be found below. To schedule an interview with Chad, please call 843-650-5550. More information on Chad and his campaign for conservative reform in Washington can be found at www.chadprosser.com.
About Chad Prosser
Chad Prosser is a proven leader, job creator and a conservative reformer who is tired of what is coming out of Washington. Chad is running for Congress because he has the experience reforming government that Washington so desperately needs.
Serving under the most fiscally conservative governor in a generation, Chad brought accountability and efficiency to the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism (PRT). Chad followed Governor Sanford’s no-nonsense approach to fiscal conservatism and public accountability, reforming the agency and discarding traditional notions in favor of sweeping changes. Chad’s reforms saved taxpayer dollars and increased tourism, helping small businesses and creating private-sector jobs.
A Florence native, Chad graduated from Florence Christian School. In 1989, he graduated from Rhodes College before earning a master’s degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.
He began his career working for the US Department of Commerce International Trade Administration before returning home to South Carolina to raise a family and start a successful business.
Chad served on the Horry County Council for more than eight years, where his pro-growth strategy for the county supported businesses and encouraged economic development. 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 Mark Sanford appointed Chad to his cabinet as director of the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism, where he accomplished real reform of a state agency. Chad turned around the financially ailing State Park Service, making it one of the ten most efficient park services in the nation and second in the southeast, all while generating operational savings used to improve South Carolina parks without additional tax dollars.
Chad was awarded South Carolina’s highest civilian honor, the Order of the Palmetto, in 2010, and in the past has served as chairman of United Way’s South Carolina State Employee campaign in addition to numerous other boards and charities. Chad is also a Liberty Fellow.
In 2011, Chad 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 constant interference with free enterprise and complete dysfunction.
Chad is currently a partner with Prosser Johnson LLC, a firm focused on helping small companies grow to become larger enterprises. As a small business owner and investor, he knows how jobs are created and how Washington’s misguided policies can impede job growth. Chad lives in Murrells Inlet, SC, with his sons, Matthew and Thomas.
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