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Forsyth County Commissioner Todd Levent Seeks Re-Election

Levent was elected in 2010 to serve as the District 3 commissioner for the 2011-2014 term.

District 3 Commissioner Todd Levent and wife Dana. Credit: Liz Kennedy
District 3 Commissioner Todd Levent and wife Dana. Credit: Liz Kennedy

Forsyth County Commissioner Todd Levent of District 3 announced Wednesday that he would seek a second term.

Levent made the announcement, with his wife Dana by his side and supporters like Lance White, president of the Humane Society of Forsyth County in attendance, in the lobby of the Forsyth County Administration Building. 

"Four years ago, I campaigned on a promise to keep Forsyth taxes low and I have kept that promise. Forsyth County citizens have not seen a millage increase in four years and today our property taxes are among the lowest in the state," he said.

But, he added, there is more work that needs to be done.

"I want to continue to fight for smart growth, and to keep our taxes among the lowest, our schools among the best and our community among the safest and most prosperous in this state. So I proudly announce today that I am seeking a second term as the county commissioner from District 3."

He further explained his reasons for seeking re-election.

"With all the comprehensive road projects and all the park projects I've been working on, and the animal shelter, and the jail-courthouse, there's so many things that aren't completed yet, to only do one term and not see them all through would seem like I'm quitting and I don't want to leave them until there're all completed."

Levent was elected in 2010 to serve as the District 3 commissioner for the 2011-2014 term. As a small business owner, he co-own's Midway Warehouse, located at 4820 Atlanta Highway. Read more about Levent on the county website page.

Earlier this week David Hole, a Forsyth County business owner, announced his intention to seek election to the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners in District 3.

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Brook Stone January 17, 2014 at 06:21 AM
That's unfortunate. Levent is an absolute nut.
Bill January 17, 2014 at 09:39 AM
Great news. Glad to see he has decided to run again. His opponent is a developer and best friend of the sheriff who will rubber stamp anything the sheriff wants. Todd will have the support of the vast majority of homeowners in District 3.
Strom Thurman March 22, 2014 at 01:34 PM
There is a lot riding on the election for the 3rd district. As most of us can witness, the big developers have their sights on South Forsyth County again and for good reason. We live in a special place. Being a resident here near Campground Road for 11 years I am amazed at the lack of understanding the county commissioners seem to have as to what makes our area so special. Great schools, relatively light traffic compared to more densely populated areas, easy access to shopping, and the rural feel, all contribute to its unique character. We are witnessing many of these qualities vanish right in front of us. The Forsyth County Commission is at the root of much of the negative impact we are witnessing. The commissioners could stand to learn some lessons from Alpharetta and Milton as to its zoning ordinances and master planning. They seem. To get it. Crossing over from north Fulton into South Forsyth on Hwy 9 feels as though you are driving on Buford Hwy in Atlanta, anything goes. Why is this? Look to the Good Ole Boy network on the county commission. Citizens of our district need a real understanding of who are candidates are and what their stance and record have been when dealing with new development and sprawling growth. My understanding is that a debate has been proposed, only to be rejected by the candidate running against the incumbent, why? We need some answers. As far as the articles and responses written about the Sheriffs office and the County Sheriffs support of David Hole, again, you need to ask why. Is this just more Good Ole Boy politicking? Who's to know without some real debate? I encourage you to call on both candidates to give us a debate on the issues at hand. We deserve it .

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