Businessman Hoffman to run for Fayetteville post

Above, at left, Rich Hoffman. Staff photo.

Fayetteville businessman Rich Hoffman on Aug. 14 confirmed that he will qualify to run for an open seat on the Fayetteville City Council.

Hoffman said that he will be qualifying for the Post 4 council seat currently held by Councilman Jim Williams, who announced that he will not be seeking reelection.

Above, at left, Rich Hoffman. Staff photo.

Hoffman has owned and operated Hoffman Tire Co. on North Glynn Street since the mid-1970s.

“I decided it was time to step up,” said Hoffman. “In the next couple of years there will be things coming this way (in Fayetteville).”

While partly fueled by Pinewood Atlanta Studios, Hoffman said, in terms of growth, he sees the city in the same position it was in during and 1980s and 1900s.

Hoffman said the council does not currently have a business person on the board, and would benefit from having such a person, and one with a solid reputation.

“And I feel I qualify for that. Others may qualify (for the post), but I feel I’m best qualified,” Hoffman said. “Given my 41 years (in Fayetteville), I believe we need people with experience on the council at this point.”

In Fayetteville, the seats held by Post 3 Councilman Scott Stacy, Post 4 Councilman Jim Williams and Post 5 Councilman Paul Oddo are up for election. Williams previously said he will not be running for re-election.

The qualifying period runs Aug. 21-25, with qualifying times from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.