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Greer's Election Selection Announces Trent Butler of FOX Carolina News as Evening's Emcee

September 15, 2010

The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce’s Political Action Committee is pleased to announce that FOX Carolina News Anchor, Trent Butler will be the evening’s host and emcee for the upcoming “Greer’s Election Selection,” an old-fashioned barbecue and stump meeting. The event will be Saturday, September 25 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm at Langford Electric in downtown Greer.

Advance reservations are $17 and $20 at the door and a cash bar will be available. Visit to purchase your tickets.

Candidates/Elected Officials for the following offices have been invited:

US Senate
US House of Representatives
  Trey Gowdy (attending)
  Paul Corden (attending)
  Dave Edwards (attending)
SC Governor
SC Lieutenant Governor
  Ken Ard (attending)
SC Attorney General
SC Superintendent for Education
  Mick Zais (attending)
SC State Treasurer Elect
  Curtis Loftis (attending)
SC House of Representatives
  Tommy Stringer, District 18 (attending)
  Steven Edwards, District 18 (attending)
  Rita Allison, District 36 (attending)

Trent Butler is the co-anchor of Diana Watson on FOX Carolina News at 6:30, which airs Monday-Friday from 6:30-7 p.m., and FOX Carolina’s The Ten O’Clock News, which airs Monday-Friday from 10-11 p.m. Butler grew up in Atlanta, and went to school at the University of Georgia, where he graduated with a degree in broadcast news.

Butler has spent his entire 20-year career in the Southeast. Most recently, he worked as the evening anchor for WAGT-TV in Augusta, Ga., which is the home of the Masters golf tournament. Taking this job in Greenville, has brought Butler's career full circle since it actually started in South Carolina. During his first job out of college, he worked as a sports anchor and radio talk show host for WVOC-AM in Columbia. He said that he enjoyed covering the Gamecocks and Tigers during that time. Since then, Butler has helped start up the news department at a cable company in Rome, Ga., anchored the morning news in Fort Myers, Fla. for nearly 11 years and the evening news in Augusta, Ga., for the past 3½ years.
Butler has covered everything from national political conventions and debates, to the World Series, to one of the most destructive hurricanes this century. He said that the thing he enjoys the most is simply meeting a wide variety of people and telling their stories, which are often the most inspiring and interesting.

The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary, non-profit organization that represents approximately 590 businesses in the Greer area. The mission of the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce is “To Champion Economic Prosperity for our members and the greater Greer community.”  For more information on the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce, call 864-877-3131 or visit

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