Holland is a passionate and motivated professional with an extensive background working with schools, community colleges, industry, and the community. He has dedicated his life to bringing these groups together to prepare the next generation for the workforce.
Pittsboro, NC – Peyton Holland, a native and resident of the Moncure area, filed a petition to be placed on the ballot for Chatham County Commissioner, running against Mike Dasher, who defeated Mike Cross during the Democrat Primary.
“I am excited for the chance to bring my experience as Executive Director of SkillsUSA North Carolina to the Board of Commissioners. I have worked extensively in the area of workforce readiness and education.Industry is demanding general workplace skills as well as technical skills. It is crucial for us to provide balanced educational opportunities for students preparing to enter the workforce and residents who may be re-tooling their skill sets,” said Holland. “Just as important as developing our students and local workforce,we have to create jobs across the county. This will be essential to providing a future for our young people here. This is our Chatham. Taking time to work together and listen to all of our neighbors will be critical in making decisions that affect us all.”
Holland’s family has been in Chatham County for several generations. He has called Chatham County home for his entire life. Holland attended elementary and middle school in Moncure and graduated from Northwood High School. He is married to Kara who is a graduate of Chatham Central. Both of them earned undergraduate degrees from North Carolina State University, where Holland also obtained his masters.
“Chatham County has always been my home. Growing up here, I developed a love for this land. I learned the value of hard work farming with my family. The value of education was instilled in me in the classrooms of Moncure and Northwood where Chatham County Schools transformed me as an individual. I am proud to call Chatham home,” said Holland.
Holland is required to have 1,892 signatures on a petition of registered Chatham County voters by June to be included on the November ballot as an Unaffiliated candidate. If you would like to add your name to the petition please contact Peyton at OurChathamNC.com.