Eugene Moon has announced his candidacy for the Hall County Board of Commissioners District 2 seat.
The 44-year-old marketing manager said he’s running against the “malaise and apathy” spreading in the county through poor leadership.
Moon has been active in government, serving as chairman of the Congressional Liberty Council for U.S. Rep. Tom Graves, chairman of Hall County Citizens for Efficient Government and as former precinct captain for the Hall County Republican Party.
Moon also co-founded a community Thanksgiving dinner, Project JOY, which feeds more than 500 people.
He has worked for a Gainesville welding equipment manufacturer for 25 years, currently as marketing manager for the retail division.
That experience, Moon said, is evidence of his leadership abilities that he hopes to bring to the commission.
The candidate said he’s running as a fiscal conservative, looking to promote free-market principles. If elected, Moon said he would work to complete the Glades Reservoir permit process and ensure the county is getting its fair share of local option sales tax revenue.
“I also want to improve transparency in the Hall County commission,” he said.
Moon is critical of the current commission, which he said is taking stands against the interests of local businesses and is resorting to too much taxing and spending.
The District 2 seat is currently held by Billy Powell. It includes the areas of Oakwood, Chicopee, Sardis, Murrayville and parts of Gainesville.
Moon unsuccessfully ran for Georgia’s 9th District in the U.S. House in 2010.