Harold Watson “Trey” Gowdy III (born August 22, 1964) is an American politician who has been the U.S. Representative for South Carolina’s 4th congressional district since 2011. He is a member of the Republican Party. The district includes much of the Upstate region, including Greenville and Spartanburg.
Before his election to Congress, Gowdy was the solicitor (district attorney) for the state’s Seventh Judicial Circuit, comprising Spartanburg and Cherokeecounties. From 1994 to 2000, he was a federal prosecutor with the U.S. Attorney for the District of South Carolina.