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Arterburn provides update on coroner campaign

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Trey Stewart

With just over six weeks until Greenville County elections take place, candidate for coroner and Greer resident Dale Arterburn’s campaign schedule is heating up.

Arterburn is one of two candidates for the office of Greenville County Coroner. It’s Arterburn’s first time running for office, carrying an “outsider” mentality that he believes is important in the voters’ eyes.

“I’m definitely the outsider in this race,” said Arterburn. “And I think people appreciate that. I’m probably the least political person in the rooms that I walk in. I think that’s something people can like.”

Greenville County elections, including the coroner race, will take place on June 11. Campaigns from both Arterburn and his competitor, current Greenville County deputy coroner Mike Ellis, have ramped up quickly.

Residents have likely seen campaign signs for both candidates while driving their morning commutes to work. Arterburn’s is a dark blue sign with his campaign logo placed boldly in the middle.

He says the next stage of publicizing his campaign will begin soon.

“We’ve got a lot more planned to get the word out there, a lot more marketing planned in the coming weeks as we get closer,” Arterburn said. “I believe wholeheartedly in what this campaign stands for and what we’re all about. We want as many people to know who I am and what I stand for when it’s time to fill out a ballot.”

Arterburn says his campaign has been all about personal connections. He plans to knock on doors and meet voters individually within Greenville County.

“It’s all about making those face-to-face connections,” said Arterburn. “People need to be able to put a face to a name.”

Since Arterburn launched his campaign in January, he says the support has been great — both around the community and on social media. Arterburn has placed emphasis on running a clean campaign, free of smear attacks on his opposition. In just 47 days, Arterburn hopes to see the fruits of his campaign at the polls.

“We want to see a big turnout from voters come June 11. I’m in this race for the right reasons. I hope the voters can see that. It’s not for a paycheck or personal gain,” said Arterburn. “I firmly believe that as coroner I can make meaningful change in Greenville County.

“This campaign is time-consuming. But just like everything else in my life, I’ve always made it a priority to give 110 percent to everything I do. That’s the same kind of commitment and care voters can expect from me if elected as coroner.”

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