A fourth candidate has announced his plans to seek the District 4 seat on the Forsyth County commission.
County native Tim Hubbard said he’s considered running for about 16 years, and the time is right.
“I want to make sure the people of the fourth district are being served and have good representation,” Hubbard said.
District 4 covers most of north Forsyth.
He will face three other announced candidates in the July 31 primary, including incumbent Patrick Bell and challengers Cindy J. Mills and Bill Mulrooney.
The commission post is one of three up for election this year, as the residents of Districts 2 and 5 will also choose their representatives.
Incumbent Brian Tam is facing Dennis Brown in District 2, which covers much of south Forsyth.
The race in eastern Forsyth features incumbent Jim Boff and John Derucki for the District 5 seat.
All the candidates are Republicans.
Each of the three seats will be elected by district voting for the first time, having previously been determined countywide.
The 2010 elections for Districts 1 and 3 were the county’s first district-only commission contests.
Hubbard said voting by district allows commissioners to represent the areas with which they’re familiar equally within the county.
“I want to ensure that the people of the fourth district have a voice and are heard and took care of,” he said.
Hubbard also wants to cut wasteful spending and lower taxes for the county, as well as keep jobs in Forsyth.
“That way the citizens of the county will be able to work those jobs and keep the tax dollars here,” said Hubbard, who works for a trucking business his grandfather started locally in 1948.
Hubbard, who is engaged, has two children, Josh and T.C., and attends Coal Mountain Baptist Church.