A South Carolina native, Archie graduated from Sumter High School and earned bachelor and law degrees from the University of South Carolina. He worked as a tax attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice and for the House Ways & Means Committee under Democratic leadership. Archie then accumulated business and international experience while working for some of the biggest American companies.
But for Archie, growing up in a South Carolina military family defined his values. His dad grew up in an orphanage in York and then became a decorated World War II veteran. His mom raised Archie and his brother, and helped neighbors with their taxes, which inspired Archie’s education and career path.
Archie’s parents taught him the values of service, respect, hard work, and the need to bring people together to solve problems. Those are the values that made Archie effective in his career – and what he will bring to Washington. Archie is running for Congress because Washington is not solving the real problems that are hurting middle class families. As a tax expert, he will work with both parties to close loopholes that allow giant companies to keep untaxed profits overseas – and use that money to cut taxes for families, repair and improve South Carolina infrastructure, and create jobs here. He believes that cutting taxes for families and simplifying them for businesses will attract jobs to South Carolina again. And Archie believes that President Donald Trump must release his tax returns, like every U.S. President has done for decades.
The combination of the skills he gained in his long career combined with an approach that has always emphasized thoughtfulness and civility make Archie uniquely qualified to be the next Democratic representative from South Carolina’s 5th Congressional District. He will bring a focus to constituent service that people of the district deserve.
Archie and his wife, Sarah, live in Sumter. They have two adult daughters, Lydia and Julia.
Paid for by Archie Parnell for Congress - P.O. Box 38, Sumter, SC 29151