Jenn Hulehan, Council Member, Ward 3, City of Simpsonville
Jennifer Hulehan is an energetic, collaborative, and innovative educator and leader. She currently serves as Dean for Academic and Career Foundations at Tri-County Technical College and as the Ward 3 representative of the Simpsonville City Council. She was first elected to public office in 2015. In 2019 she was sworn in for a second term and was elected Mayor Pro Tem. She was reelected Mayor Pro Tem in 2022. Hulehan’s focus in office has been on providing first-rate services to citizens; being fiscally responsible (with a keen awareness of how decisions impact taxpayers); promoting economic opportunity; supporting neighborhood vitality; and committing to community and cultural programs and services.
During her time on Council, Simpsonville has seen the development of a downtown master plan, a capital improvement plan, and capital purchases fund; implementation of a compensation plan, including competitive pay increases for better retention and recruitment of top talent in both the police and fire departments as well as amongst other city staff; the restoration of the historic Simpsonville Elementary school into a new Arts Center; the agreement to develop the Woodside Park Habitat for Humanity affordable housing neighborhood, as well as the construction of five other Habitat homes in the Boyd-Morton neighborhood; the construction of the first spur of a Swamp Rabbit Trail in Simpsonville, as well as other trails projects throughout the city. All of this and more with no property tax increase.
In her spare time, Hulehan enjoys spending time with her husband Trent and senior rescue dogs Bonnie Ray and Oakley.