By his own account, Carter Infinger was a political novice when he ran for the Bryan County Board of Commissioners in 2010.
Nearly four years later, Infinger is an incumbent who not only hopes voters will give him another four years of representing District 4, but also said he believes in term limits, noting this term will be his last if re-elected.
“I think there are a lot of good things going on in the county, and I want to continue that momentum for the next four years,” he said. “I want to do it one more time to see things through.”
Infinger, who will run as a Republican this time after first getting on the ballot as an independent, doesn’t take sole credit for much — the bike path alongside the Harris Trail Extension is the one exception.
He does point to a board of commissioners that he says has moved the county forward toward a more diversified tax base, among other things.
“We attracted Caesarstone as a county and that was big,” Infinger said. “We’ve got the interstate (interchange) coming and that’s big. Those were collective group efforts.”
He lists the commission’s move toward electronic agendas to save money, as well as making meetings more accessible to the public by not only holding them at 5:30 p.m. but also by allowing public comment at the beginning of meetings rather than the end as further accomplishments.
“It’s a good group,” Infinger said. “We agree to disagree and talk about the issues, it’s not disrespectful and that’s a good thing.”
See more in the Jan. 22 edition of the News.