Former bank president Chuck Jordan hits the ground running as new Greenville mayor

by Wally Northway

Published: December 25,2011

Tags: banker-turned-politician, Chuck Jordan, Greenville, Greenville mayoral race

In an election year when politics dominated headlines, perhaps Chuck Jordan’s sweeping victory in the Greenville mayoral race topped them all.

In a surprising landslide victory, banker-turned-politician Jordan took more than 64 percent of the vote to become Greenville’s next mayor.

Not only was this his first political campaign, Jordan, a white, took 40 percent of the black vote. Running as an independent, Jordan pulled 3,890 votes to easily defeat Democrat Carl McGee, an eight-year city councilman and vice mayor, who drew only 2,168 votes…

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