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Forsyth Commissioner Surprised Opponent Distances Himself From GOP

David Hole says he doesn't consider himself connected to any political camp, according to the Todd Levent campaign.

Forsyth County District 3 Commissioner Todd Levent. Photo: Forsyth County Government
Forsyth County District 3 Commissioner Todd Levent. Photo: Forsyth County Government

Editor's Note: The following is a press release from the campaign to Re-Elect Todd Levent as Forsyth County Commissioner.

Forsyth County Commissioner Todd Levent said Monday he isn't surprised developer David Hole challenged him for his District 3 seat on the Board of Commissioners only that his opponent quickly distanced himself from the Forsyth County Republican Party.

"He's a friend and political ally of the sheriff," Levent said. "He campaigned for Sheriff Piper, donated money to his campaign and held fundraisers for him. I've opposed many of the sheriff's policies. So my sources tell me the sheriff went out and recruited a 'yes man' to run against me."

While Levent said Hole's campaign came as no surprise, he was shocked at how quickly his opponent distanced himself from the Forsyth County Republican Party.

"Forsyth County is one of the most Republican counties in the nation," Levent added. "For him to declare that he doesn't feel connected to the vast majority of our voters as he did in his press release shows how out of touch he is with Forsyth County values. If he's not connected to the Republican Party, he can't run in the Repubican Primary in May."

Levent said he has opposed many of Piper's policies, including the firing of 11 highly-competent deputies and the donation of county-owned property to the Savannah-Chatham County Police Department. "Now I'm hearing the sheriff plans to abandon the south end of the county by moving all of the Uniform Patrol to the North Precinct, an initiative that I will strongly oppose but my opponent will likely rubber stamp for his friend."

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frank January 22, 2014 at 10:08 AM
I apologize to Cumming Patch. I glossed over the part of the article above that indicated this was a press release, not a piece of "news" Actually I am pleased. This will make it painfully obvious to the voters of the county that this piece of foolishness can be directly attributed to Mr Levent and his camp. I don't think that dog is going to hunt in this election. Voters want to have a realistic discussion of the issues, not sound bites and sentences taking out of context, rumors set out with the intent to disparage, unsubstantiated accusations and insinuations. Your are going to need to step up your game. Stick to the issues and stop trying to sling mud. Stand on your accomplishments and your vision for the future and stop the attacks on your opponent that make you look silly.
Deborah Storey January 23, 2014 at 01:50 PM
This says more about Todd Levent then David Hole.
Marley Kramer January 24, 2014 at 08:16 PM
When I first moved to Forsyth County I went to vote. I was shown a ballot of all Republicans. I asked about where the ballot was for the Democrats and was told, even if a candidate wanted to think like a Democrat, they would still run on a Republican ticket here in Forsyth County.
Blork April 30, 2014 at 12:07 AM
David Hole is a developer. His signs are often alongside those of realtors selling high-density zonings.
Blork April 30, 2014 at 12:08 AM
http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/builder-wants-turn-former-sports-legends-estate-de/nYbKY/

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