A 22-year resident of Cherokee County and member of the Woodstock Planning Commission is hoping to replace Commissioner Jason Nelms, who is not seeking re-election.
Kenneth Scott Gordon, a 48-year-old Woodstock architect, is going for the Republican nomination for the District 4 seat and has received the endorsement of Nelms, a release sent to the Cherokee Tribune said.
Gordon believes his years of community service and work with development give him what it takes for the job.
“As I approach 25 years of practice as an architect, the experi-ence I have gained as a planning and design leader in Georgia’s communities has allowed me to participate in a host of projects that have improved the quality of life in the region and Cherokee County,” he said in the release. “It is an honor and a blessing to have the opportunity to help shape our communities and I admit that it has also given me a great deal of personal satisfaction.”
Gordon is hoping to help the community in a more direct leadership role.
“I look forward to continuing to work closely with the county, in a different capacity, to provide leadership for all the great things poised to happen in our community over the next four years,” he said.
Gordon lives in the Towne Lake area with his wife of 23 years, Lynell, and their two young children, Emily and Kayleigh. The family enjoys mountain biking, camping, shooting sports and traveling. The Gordons are active in First Baptist Church of Woodstock, according to the release.
Gordon is one of the founding members of The Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association’s Woodstock Chapter and a resident appointee to both the Cherokee County Parks and Recreation Master Plan Steering Committee and Woodstock’s Greenprints Plan Steering Committee. He was a founding board member of the Greenprints Alliance, the release said.
He is also involved in the Cherokee Chamber of Commerce and is a 2011 graduate of Leadership Cherokee.
Gordon credited many people for encouraging his campaign.
“I am blessed to have the full support of my family, friends and colleagues, which has made the decision to run for the commission an easy one,” he said. “Jason (Nelms) has raised the bar, and I will do my very best to represent the citizens of Post 4 with integrity as they have become accustomed through Jason’s service.”
Gordon is going for the Republican nomination against former Cherokee Commissioner Larry Singleton, a 55-year-old Woodstock business owner, and Joseph Robert, a 52-year-old Woodstock business owner.