Butch Kirven

Greenville County Council, District 27

“Leadership is the key in bringing people together and getting things done that benefit of the community.  As your County Council representative, I will continue to work for you, the citizens of District 27, first and foremost, and I’m asking for your vote to be re-elected.”

Butch Kirven was elected to the Greenville County Council, District 27 in 2004.

He is currently in his fourth term as a member of County Council, serving as its chairman from 2005-2013 and from 2017-present.  He also serves as the chairman of GPATS, the regional transportation planning organization (MPO) for the urbanized areas of Greenville and Pickens counties including a small portion of Anderson County.

Always known as “Butch,” Kirven is a 1969 graduate of Presbyterian College with a BA degree in history. He and his wife Diane, live near Simpsonville, where he operates a real estate appraisal and consulting practice and a small cattle farm. Their daughter, Lee received her PhD degree (in Hispanic Studies) from the University of Kentucky in May 2018 and is now on the faculty of Georgia College, in Millidgeville, GA.

Greenville County Has Thrived During The Past 16 Years

On June 17th  Greenville County announced 2019 capital investment of $401.8 million, along with 2,178 new high-paying jobs, well above South Carolina averages, making 2019 one of the County’s best years ever.

The numbers are great, but what’s behind the numbers is the most important thing for County Council, whose purpose is inclusive economic development that opens paths for people to improve their quality of life through meaningful employment, contributing to the broader community, resulting in self-improvement and financial security.

This report shows that the county is building on the depth and breadth of our solid economic foundation. The future in Greenville County looks good indeed!

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