Alisha Tuttle is one of three candidates running for one seat on Pelzer Town Council. The Pelzer Special election will be held Tuesday, Nov. 10.
Tuttle was born at Anderson General Hospital in 1979 and lived in Greenville until age 11. Her family moved to Piedmont, from Greenville, when she was 11 years old and lived just over the bridge on Bennett Street in Greenville County. “I spent many days with friends at the Pelzer Pool and the Monkey Park.,” Tuttle said. “As a teenager I worked at Hardee’s in Pelzer. My parents later moved to Pelzer and lived on Langley Street for quite some time. I enjoyed spending time with them there, as well as meeting their friends from town. “
Tuttle is a 1998 Woodmont High School graduate with a Diploma, an Office Systems Technology Certificate, and a Marketing Certificate.
Tuttle said she was a single mom of four for many years before meeting her husband, Randall. “We married in February of this year and moved to Pelzer because we wanted to live in a small town with all of its quirks and charm,” she said. “We have eight kids combined (ages 22, 21, 21, 19, 18, 17, 16, & 12) and four grandbabies.”
In her announcement she said:
I work full-time as a Key Accounts Manager at an industrial distribution company. I have the challenge of working with our largest account, which is approximately half of our total business.
I am currently pursuing an Associates Degree in Business Management. I have one class left after this semester. My current overall GPA is 3.737 and I’m a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.
I currently run a small business out of my home as an Independent Scentsy Consultant.
I’m an active member at Agape Baptist Church in Piedmont. I teach the Young Adults Sunday School class and serve in various other roles.
I am a Compassion International Child Advocate. My family has two children that we personally sponsor, but as an advocate I work to find sponsors for other children in the program. We sponsor Salif from Burkina Faso and Anyi from Honduras.
“I have been asked many times over the last month how I feel about Pelzer and what my vision is for our town. My response to that is that one of the big reasons we chose Pelzer as home is because we found the Master Plan. I know that not all things on the plan are feasible but overall it is a wonderful plan to preserve history and revitalize the town while keeping the small hometown feeling alive.”
“There is plenty to be done and I will do everything in my power to address every concern; however, there are three things that I am focused on initially. Those are to clean up the town, restore and preserve our cherished historical buildings, and implement a community patrol program.
I’m already working with Anderson County to get that underway. The community patrol would consist of individuals that have met certain criteria to patrol the neighborhoods. They would keep an eye out and report anything suspicious, do checks on homes of individuals that may be out of town, and check in on elderly or disabled townspeople. This concept has been well-received by most everyone that I have spoken with.
Ultimately, I would do everything possible to make Pelzer, safe and clean, preserve the past, and do what I can to help revitalize Pelzer to a thriving and close-knit community.”
Tuttle said, “If you want someone that will hear you and advocate for the town and people of our town, I ask you to choose me. Pelzer is full of opportunity for preservation and revitalization and I would be honored if you would elect me for town council on November 10th.”