Senator Paul G. Campbell, Jr. was born in West Jefferson, North Carolina. He studied Chemical Engineering at Clemson University, graduating in 1968 with a Bachelor of Science. He went on to receive his Masters of Business Administration from Jacksonville State University in 1978. After receiving his MBA, he began his career with Alumax which, later became Alcoa. He then went on to become regional president of Alcoa. Paul is the current Executive Director & CEO of the Charleston International Airport.
Paul Campbell has been dedicated to serving the community even before he was elected to the state Senate in 2007. He has served as the past president of The Rotary Club, Coastal Council of Boy Scouts, and the Trident United Way. Paul’s dedication to serving others and the community has helped him put the people of the 44th District first during his time in Columbia.
It is Paul’s real world business experience that allows him to tackle the important issues facing our state. In his current role as the Executive Director & CEO of the Charleston International Airport, Paul has overseen the expansion of the airport and brought more than 2,000 jobs to the Charleston workforce. He has served as chairman of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce and the South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance. Paul Campbell is pro-jobs and pro-business.
When Paul is not in Columbia fighting for our 44th District or in Charleston working hard to expand the possibilities for the airport, he enjoys watching the Clemson Tigers football team and running. Paul and his wife, Vicki, have been married for 49 years. They have three wonderful children and four grandchildren.