Chad Prosser, who ran the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism under former Governor Mark Sanford, announced Wednesday that he will run for Congress.
Prosser is the latest of roughly a dozen candidates who plan to seek the new Seventh Congressional seat in the Pee Dee region.
Prior to joining Sanford’s Cabinet, Prosser served on the Horry County Council for eight years, including two terms as the council chairman.
“The 7th Congressional district needs a proven conservative reformer in Washington who has the experience and the dedication to clean up the Beltway mess,” Prosser said in a statement Wednesday. “I have a track record in both the public and private sectors of tackling the tough issues head on, and I will bring that same tenacity to Washington.”
The Florence native currently runs Prosser Johnson LLC, a consulting firm that helps small businesses expand in the region.
Nine Republicans are now running, while four Democrats are also seeking the seat.