Tate announces bid for Easley City Council seat

EASLEY — Rick Tate has filed as a candidate for the the Easley City Council Ward 3 seat.

Ward 3 stretches south beyond West End Elementary, north to the Easley water tower, and east down U.S. Highway 123 to Pete’s Restaurant.

Tate, 63, is a graduate of Greenville Tech. He has spent his life working in logistics and transportation, from owning his own small trucking company to currently providing logistics support to BMW with Benore Logistic Systems Inc.

Tate said as he nears retirement, he wants to turn his focus to working for the people of Easley. Tate is a lifelong resident of the Easley-Powdersville area, with family roots in Easley going back to the mid-1800s.

Tate is also the chairman of the Pickens County Republican Party, winning re-election in April 2019, and was named County Chairman

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