Commission candidate bios

Published 9:43am Friday, October 26, 2012

Keith Holbert (R) 

Keith Holbert

As a native of Polk County, I graduated from Polk County School System in 1965, and attended both Gardner Webb and Wofford Colleges. After college, I served nine years in the United States Air Force in both stateside and overseas assignments.

I have worked in the insurance industry for the past 35 years. During the 10-year period I worked in South Carolina, I was a member of the Spartanburg SC Kiwanis Club.

Having strengths in estate and financial planning, as well as management from military service, I feel that I offer Polk County citizens the benefit of my experience to solve county challenges with a common sense approach from a business perspective.

Having attended county commissioner meetings for the past 12 years, I am familiar with the current challenges of Polk County and hope to have the opportunity to serve each and every citizen to the best of my ability. This will include treating each area of our county fairly, without discrimination, and always being willing to listen to citizens concerns with an open mind.

My vision is to be able to attract jobs, maintain the beauty of our rural county, and support our schools, rescue, law enforcement agencies and our fire departments.

I ask for your vote in November, and promise never to forget that commissioners are elected to represent all the citizens of Polk County. 

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