David Hole, a 22-year resident of south Forsyth, has announced his candidacy for the Forsyth County commission.
A political newcomer, Hole will seek the District 3 post currently held by Todd Levent, who has not announced whether he will seek re-election this year.
Hole said that after more than two decades in south Forsyth, he felt it was time to “give back to the community what it has given [him] — a lot of good things.”
“Our citizens are our community’s greatest resource and for too long our voices have been ignored by big business, special interests and those looking to exploit their position and seek higher office,” he said.
If elected, Hole said he would focus on job creation, traffic improvements and public safety.
“I am prepared to make tough decisions to create sustainable jobs, improve our roads, clean up code violations, embrace smart growth and promote fiscal responsibility in our local government,” he said. “These are issues that are important to every resident of District 3.”
Hole said he has gained much insight into the concerns of District 3 residents after being an active volunteer and coach at Midway Park for more than 18 years.
“Both on and off the playing field, I hear parents and taxpayers voice their concerns about the direction of our community,” he said. “It’s time we begin solving the problems plaguing families and businesses.”
A 1984 graduate of Milton High School and 1988 graduate of Auburn University, Hole said he has spent his entire career in the real estate field. He is a licensed real estate agent who also worked in development and construction of properties.
“I’ve been in all aspects of real estate from selling it to developing it and building it,” he said, noting that he currently owns several real estate businesses with his father.
He and his wife of nearly 25 years, Kem, have three children — daughters Blakeley and Bentley and son D.J.
Blakely is a graduate of South Forsyth High School and Auburn, while Bentley, a West Forsyth High graduate, is a freshman at Auburn. D.J. is a sophomore at West.
The family attends Browns Bridge Community Church.