Political newcomer Jason Power announced Saturday that he will seek a seat on the Dawsonville City Council in the November election.
Originally from Cumming, Power, 28, and his family moved to Dawsonville about 10 years ago.
“I feel like this is my chance to make a difference in this community,” he said. “I see the city, the workings of it and what goes on, and I just feel like there is a lot of potential to do a lot of good.”
The Nov. 8 election will feature two seats on the council. The election is citywide, with the seats going to the top two vote-getters.
The ballot will also feature a separate contest for mayor. All the incumbents have said they would seek re-election.
Power currently sits on the city’s planning commission.
“One of my goals is to help bring new opportunities and new services to the residents of our city, while also ensuring that the quality of life and small town environment that makes Dawsonville great isn’t compromised,” he said.
Power said his professional background in marketing and real estate gives him “a unique preparation for how to handle that in a manner that will benefit our city and its citizens.”
He attended North Georgia College & State University and has been a licensed real estate agent for about a decade.
Power said he will not run against any particular candidate in the race.
“It’s just simply a matter of running to make the city a different place,” he said.
Power said his faith will play an important role in his campaign, as it does in his daily life.
He and his wife, Julie Ann Hutson Power, are expecting their first child in April.
They attend Haw Creek Baptist Church.
Power’s twin brother, Justin, was elected Dawson County’s clerk of courts last year.