Forsyth County Commissioner Todd Levent announced his re-election campaign Wednesday with supporters by his side.
Levent spoke about the work he’s accomplished in his first term with input from those residents before beginning his speech.
“Our citizens are our greatest asset,” he said. “If we elect officials that will listen to those who elect us more often, there is no limit to what can be accomplished.”
Levent is a first-term Republican commissioner representing the county’s southwestern District 3.
He faces opposition from Republican candidate David Hole, who announced his bid Sunday. Hole is a 22-year resident of Forsyth who works in the real estate industry.
As he did in his first run in 2010, Levent said he considers himself a “grassroots candidate.”
According to Levent, he’s kept the promises from that campaign to maintain low property taxes and be fiscally responsible.
The millage rate has not increased and remains among the lowest in the region, he said. The county’s reserves have doubled, and its bond rating is the highest available.
“By any objective standards you choose, Forsyth County is better off today than it was four years ago,” Levent said.
He also highlighted construction progress of the new jail and courthouse downtown and improvements to the county’s acclaimed park system.
“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 is a Forsyth County business owner and native of north Georgia. He and wife Dana are the parents of Jared, a student at West Forsyth High School, and Alexandria, who attends Vickery Creek Middle.