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Joe’s family took root in Greenville in 1784, when his 6th great grandfather, a Methodist minister, moved here from North Carolina, and founded Woods Chapel Methodist Church. Joe was born in Greenville and  grew up on McDaniel Avenue. After earning a master's degree from Furman, he taught high school for two years before accepting an offer to join the Furman staff, where he spent the next nine years as an athletic trainer.

After his years at Furman, Joe was then recommended for a position with Watson Labs in Greenville. He was employed there in sales for 16 years, before retiring in 2019. He’s called the Dellwood community home for 28 years now, so definitely qualifies as a true Greenville native. 

Joe remembers riding with his Grandfather, who was a deputy with the Sheriff's Office, to go shopping for a Cub Scout uniform at Belk Simpson in downtown Greenville. “I watched the decline of our downtown starting in the 1970s,” he recalls, ”and then the vision and teamwork that revitalized it, making our fair city the envy of the region.  After the departure the one thing that kept the vision alive was the city neighborhoods,” says Joe. “Property taxes supported the necessary spending to make this vision come true through tax revenues.”

"Greenville’s tight-knit neighborhoods never fell into decline, but they have experienced their own issues. Recently, I’ve met with many neighborhood associations, and a few common areas of concern have been repeatedly expressed to me - issues like traffic calming, sidewalks and street lighting  - and it will be these specific and reasonable concerns I’ll address when elected. City Council needs to listen to and work with neighborhoods on a plan that works for each of them. Supporting them is the number one priority for me."

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