Kovacs resigns as Cherokee District 3 commissioner

Citing increased responsibilities at work, Cherokee County Commissioner Bob Kovacs has tendered his resignation from the county board. A special election will be held March 19 to select a successor to represent District 3.

The county board acknowledged Kovacs’ resignation at its Tuesday, Dec. 4 meeting and passed a resolution to begin the special election process. The board asked the Cherokee Board of Elections and Voter Registration to call the March 19 election, and to establish a qualifying period for candidates and a qualifying fee of $900.

> Special election information: Early voting, candidates on the ballot for Cherokee Commission District 3

Kovacs was elected a county commissioner in 2016. His term runs through 2020.

A New Jersey native, Kovacs and his family moved to Cherokee County in 2007. He is a vice president with Skanska USA Building, where he oversees preconstruction and project planning activities for the company's Georgia and South Carolina operations, according to his county biography.

He also has served with the Holly Springs Downtown Development Authority and the Holly Springs Planning and Zoning Commission.