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Saturday, July 13, 2024 - 11:54 AM


First Published in 1994


Willis-MeadowsGreenville County Councilman Willis Meadows has officially announced his candidacy for reelection for Greenville County Council District 19 seat.

Meadows, a former principal of Travelers Rest High School, who is currently owner of a Greenville insurance agency, said he will continue to give the district “an effective, experienced and conservative voice on Greenville County Council.

“As a long-time resident of Greenville County I care deeply about our community,” Meadows said.  “District 19 is facing new challenges, presented by unprecedented growth.  Along with the existing problems of a weak economy, development, congestion, and an increasing property tax burden, County Council continually faces new challenges that require common sense solutions. I want to continue  to help find these new common sense solutions for our county just as I have done the past three year as a council member.  This approach is the same as I have used in my education and business careers for over four decades.”

Meadows said he would continue to focus on constituent service as a Councilman, using the same approach that has made his business successful.

“In government, just as in business, good service takes hard work and staying in touch with the people.” Meadows said.  “I will continue to put in the hours needed to communicate with the hardworking, tax-paying people of my district.  My door will always be open and I will always be as close as a phone call,” he said.

Meadows has over 40 years experience as a teacher, principal, and businessman in the Greenville area that has prepared him to make good decisions as a County Council member.

Meadows worked in the School District of Greenville County  from 1959-1974 and was an administrator at Greenville High and Travelers Rest High.  He was the headmaster at Shannon Forest Christian School from 1974-1982.  He has served as a life, health, annuity insurance agent since 1982.

Meadows  is an elder at Mitchell Road Presbyterian Church. He is chairman of the Board of Directors at Greenville Federal Credit Union.  He is also the former chairman of Miracle Hill Ministries and former chairman of Greenville County Legislative Delegation Transportation Committee.  While on County Council he has served on the Finance Committee, Public Safety Committee, Intergovernmental Relations Committee, and the Greenville Area Development Corporation..

He and his wife, Joanne, have two children, Ken Meadows and Tessa Barron.

Meadows has worked for the Republican Party as Enoree Precinct Executive Committeeman. He has been a delegate to several Greenville County Republican Conventions and several South Carolina Republican Conventions.