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Forsyth County Commissioner Todd Levent along with his wife, Dana, and supporters making his announcement to seek a second term. (click for larger version)
David Hole has announced his bid to run for Forsyth County District 3. (click for larger version)
January 21, 2014FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Forsyth County Commissioner for District 3, Todd Levent announced his re-election on Jan. 15 with his wife Dana, and several supporters by his side at the lobby of the County Administration Building.
Levent, a first-term Republican commissioner elected in 2010, will face opposition from Republican candidate David Hole, who announced his bid Jan. 12.
Levent said he seeks a second term because he'd like to see projects he helped start through completion.
"We still have a lot of work to do," Levent said. "I would like to continue to do that work and to ensure that Forsyth County's taxes remain among the lowest, our schools among the best, our community among the safest and the most economically successful in the state."
Levent, a local business owner, said Forsyth County residents are the area's greatest asset.
His promises to maintain low property taxes and be fiscally responsible have been kept, he said. He is also proud of the work to get a new animal shelter, courthouse and jail in the county. He also touted the county's parks systems as the best in the southeast and low unemployment rate.
The millage rate hasn't increased and remains among the lowest in the region, while reserves for the county have doubled, and its bond rating is set at the highest available.
"Forsyth County is far better off today than it was four years ago," Levent said.
David Hole said he is running against Levent because "District 3 deserves better."
Hole, who has been an active member of the community and a coach for about 18 years at
Midway Park, said he understands the importance of community service.
"Both on and off the playing field, I hear parents and taxpayers voice their concerns about the direction of our community," said Hole. "It is time we begin solving the problems plaguing families and businesses— it's time to take action and stop the political pandering."
The election qualifying period is from March 3-7; and the primary election is likely to take place May 20, with early voting beginning April 28.
The General Election is Nov. 4.
For more information about David Hole, visit www.VoteDavidHole.com.
For more on Todd Levent, visit www.ToddLeventForCommissioner.com.