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

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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