Fulmer Makes Run For Council Seat

In the City Of Spartanburg

Patrick Gentry
August 09, 2018 - 11:43 am

Jamie Fulmer, a Spartanburg native with a deep commitment to community service, announced on Wednesday his candidacy for the City Council District 4 seat being vacated by Max Hyde, who is resigning his position to serve as a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives.

“There has never been a more exciting time to live in the city of Spartanburg,” Fulmer said. “This community has been my home for almost 50 years, and Katherine and I feel very fortunate to raise our boys in such a special place. I care deeply about Spartanburg and its future, and I want to do my part to help build on the positive momentum of the past few years. Serving in leadership positions with a wide variety of civic organizations has given me a broad understanding of our city and the values that are important to its residents.”

Fulmer said, if elected, he will work to ensure that Spartanburg continues to prosper with safe, vibrant neighborhoods and that the city is filled with economic opportunities for all.

Throughout his life, Fulmer has spent countless hours in leadership roles at numerous nonprofit, governmental and educational institutions. He currently sits on the Board of Trustees of the Spartanburg Regional Foundation and the Investment Advisory Committee of the Spartanburg County Foundation. He has previously served as a trustee and past chair of the Arts Partnership of Greater Spartanburg, a former president of the Spartanburg Little Theatre, a commissioner on the City of Spartanburg’s Planning Commission, a director of the Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce, a director of the Piedmont Interstate Fair Association, a member of Converse College’s Board of Visitors, a director of Wofford College’s Terrier Club and a trustee of Spartanburg Methodist College. He is a graduate of Leadership Spartanburg, a Liberty Fellow and a member of the Aspen Global Leaders Network.

Fulmer serves as Senior Vice President of Public Affairs for Advance America, the leading provider of consumer financial services in the U.S. Advance America operates approximately 2,000 locations in 28 states, offering credit options and financial services to more than one million hardworking Americans each year. He has been with the company since its founding in 1997.
Fulmer is a graduate of Wofford College, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in government.

He and his wife Katherine have three boys: James, a freshman at Spartanburg High School; Ben, a sixth grader at McCracken Middle School; and MacLean, a third grader at Pine Street School.
For more information, visit VoteFulmer.com or follow the campaign on social media @VoteFulmer.

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