Alex Saitta

6-AlexAlex Saitta and his wife, Carmen, have lived in Pickens more than 20 years, raised both their daughters Scarlett and Amber here, and put them through Pickens schools. Amber is a senior ranked 5th in her class, a DECA state champ and is breaking track records at Pickens High School. Scarlett is attending Anderson University, and is studying to be a doctor. Carmen worked for Manna Rehab (Laurel Hill) years and is there on an as needed basis, also works at Fleetwood Health & Rehab in Easley and Pruitt Health in Six Mile. Alex Saitta owns his own tax preparation business and has invested $2.5 million in the county starting a real estate business. 
Saitta has a 4-year degree in Business Management and Economics from New York University. For 17 years he was financial analyst for Citicorp, and has the ability to dig into the budgets, has an eye for directing funds to essential needs and balancing budgets without tax hikes. As a business owner, he will apply a simple business model: provide the highest quality of service, at a reasonable cost to the taxpayers and do so with customer service in mind.
Saitta opposes growing the county at any cost. This approach will continue to harm our quality of life with more traffic, stressing our scenic beauty and wildlife, further raise home costs and increase litter. He wants to preserve our small town feel, rural-ness and mountain heritage, focusing on the people here and protecting their quality of life first. When Saitta thinks of growth, focus needs to be on boosting the profitability of existing companies and creating the jobs that pay a living wage. Making Pickens County a place where our local graduates can stay here and find a professional career path or a high paying trade.
Other priorities include fire and EMS services, roads, employee pay, promoting from within and communication, as well as protecting Pickens values and traditions.
Saitta represents the Pickens area. He served 12 years on the Pickens County School Board and was elected to the county council in 2020.