Longtime District 28 resident and past President of Mauldin 6 Republican Precinct.
Payne aims to be a civil servant and works hard to respond to constituent needs. For example, he helped citizens form a South Greenville Water Improvement District to construct a long- sought public waterline along 5.4 miles of roads near Ware Place. Payne has written several letters and editorial opinions in the local newspapers regarding issues such as, Comprehensive Planning, the TECH system, Public Transportation, Community Crime Watch groups, and Public Water. He has made numerous presentations to churches, civic clubs and community organizations emphasizing issues related to southern Greenville County.