Guy Furay is a candidate for South Carolina’s Fourth Congressional District, representing the American Party of South Carolina. An active member of the Upstate community for years, Guy is owner and founder of The Insurance Source, based in downtown Greer, S.C., where he has been able to build expertise in health insurance and become an expert on the details of the Affordable Care Act.
Throughout his career, Guy has put people first, dedicating his time to various committees within the Upstate Chambers of Commerce, as well as local non-profits like Compass of Carolina, which focused on counseling and services for victims and perpetrators of domestic violence. He also has served as a coach and mentor for local youth sports. He is married to the lovely Myra Ruiz, an anchor on WACH FOX in Columbia, and has two sons, Jackson and William, and a daughter, Jasmine.
Guy decided to run for Congress after fully realizing that his “listen first” and “people first” mentality wasn’t shared by current leadership, leaving our local citizens struggling. He desires real progress—independent of the two-party system and its inefficiencies—something desperately needed at this time in our nation’s history.
- Received Soaring Eagle award from National Association of Health Underwriters (2015-2017)
- Honored as Small Business of the Month by the Greenville Chamber of Commerce (October 2015)
- Masters of Arts, Marketing – Webster University
- Bachelor of Arts, History and Political Science – University of Missouri
- University of Missouri Alumni Association – Upstate SC Tiger Contact
- Served as head coach for YMCA Simpsonville Youth Flag Football and Maudlin Recreation Youth Football
- Member, Greenville Chamber of Commerce, Greer Chamber of Commerce, Spartanburg Chamber of Commerce, including committee placement for small businesses, award selection committee, and events
- Graduate, Greenville Chamber Advanced Political Leadership program
- Graduate, Spartanburg Chamber Advanced Political Leadership program
- Member, Upstate Chamber Coalition Washington DC Delegation
- Member, Leadership Greer Class 38
- Member, Board of Directors, Compass of Carolina