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Holt forms campaign committee for Dct. 1 County Commission seat

Third-term Henderson County School Board member Amy Lynn Holt filed paperwork at the Board of Elections this week signifying her intention to run for the District 1 Board of Commissioners seat, which is currently held by Michael Edney.

“I want to be a voice for the people I serve," Holt said. "I want the people of Henderson County to have a commissioner they know will listen to their concerns."

In a statement of organization, Holt appointed herself as treasurer and reported the campaign committee had opened a bank account.

Holt and her husband, Ritchie, along with their four kids, and granddaughter have called Henderson County home for many years. The Holts own and operate Champion Comfort Experts. She is currently serving as vice chair and formerly served as chair. She is involved in numerous local nonprofits, including serving as a board member for Crossnore Communities for Children and as chairwoman of United Way’s Women United. She has previously served on boards for HopeRX, AdventHealth and the Children & Family Resource Center.
“If elected to serve the people of Henderson County as a commissioner, I will always be available to hear the concerns of the people of Henderson County," she said. "I firmly believe the best way for our county to thrive is by working together. Strong relationships between local elected leaders is the key to success in Henderson County. We have a rich tradition of elected bodies working together for a strong community, and my focus would be to ensure those relationships continue to strengthen.” The Holt for Henderson County Campaign plans to launch social media pages and a website soon.

Filing for the 2022 elections is in December. Edney told the Lightning last month that he had not made a final decision but was leaning toward running for re-election.