SOUTHWEST FORSYTH — Incumbent Todd Levent retained his District 3 post on the Forsyth County commission Tuesday in the Republican primary.
Facing opposition from political newcomer David Hole, Levent garnered 2,589 votes, or about 64 percent of the total, while Hole came away with about 36 percent, or 1,444 votes.
Commission voting is conducted by districts. District 3 covers southwest Forsyth. No Democrats sought the seat.
Commissioner Pete Amos, who represents District 1 (Cumming and west Forsyth) also secured re-election Tuesday, but faced no opposition from either party.
The seats of Amos and Levent were the only two of the five-member panel on this year’s ballot.
Levent thanked everyone who has supported him during his first term on the commission, and said he is eager to begin his second.
“I’m looking to serving another four years for the people and not for certain special interests or friends,” he said.
“I’m very excited to see that the voters are paying attention to my votes and my comments in the [commission] meetings and feel that I’m serving them in such a manner that they were willing to re-elect me.”
Levent asked the public to “stay in contact” with him as he moves forward.
“My job is to serve them and unless I have contact with them … it’s hard to know what they wish for me to do,” he said, adding he is grateful to serve.
“I would love to thank everybody that has helped and has given me their support and has believed in me.”
Hole issued statement Tuesday night saying he would continue to “promote responsible growth in our community.”
“While tonight was not successful for our campaign, we are victorious in pressing the issues that matter to Forsyth County families,” he said.