Dorothy Dowe throws hat in the ring as municipal election season ramps up

Dorothy Dowe, an entrepreneur, education consultant and engineer, has announced her plans to run for the Greenville City Council. She will be running for the at-large seat currently held by first-termer George Fletcher.

Dowe is a director of two educational consultant companies, Strategic Vectors Academic Planning and Consulting and Got Math?, companies she co-founded in 2010 after a 12-year career as an engineer working for Jacobs Engineering Group, CRS Sirrine Engineers, and the International Paper Company.

Dowe believes her background as a project engineer as well as her entrepreneurial and business school experience give her a unique set of valuable skills. “Decisions today are made at breakneck speed but have long term consequences,” Dowe said.  “Greenville needs council people who have the energy and focus to do the research, stay abreast of the issues, network with constituents, and make smart choices. I am excited about the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for Greenville and would like to represent citizen interests as we chart our city’s future.  Greenville 2040 is the proposed vehicle for determining Greenville’s direction over the next 20 years and council members will be major players in drafting and executing that vision during this term.”

Dowe earned her BS in mechanical engineering from Duke, and an MBA from the University of South Carolina. She and her husband Steve have been active, involved community members for the last 30 years. They have two children, a daughter Bailey and a son Parker.

A lot of municipal seats across the Upstate are up for election this year.

  • City of Greenville (partisan races): Mayor, District 1 (seat currently held by Amy Ryberg Doyle), District 3 (held by Jil Littlejohn), At-large District (held by George Fletcher); also one Commissioner of Public Works. More information.
  • City of Fountain Inn: Wards 2, 4, and 6. More information.
  • City of Greer: Mayor, Districts 1, 3, and 5; one Commissioner of Public Works. More information.
  • City of Mauldin:  Mayor, seats 2, 4, & 6  More Information.
  • City of Simpsonville: Mayor, wards 1, 3, and 5. More information.
  • City of Travelers Rest: Four council seats. More information.  

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