Brian Bock Bio

Brian has long history of serving his community. After graduating High school. he enlisted in the United States Navy and served as an Intelligence specialist until 1992. After leaving active duty he received a direct commission in the U.S. Navy reserve as an Intelligence officer and served another 10 years, retiring in 2004.

After leaving the U.S. Navy he embarked on a career as an investment professional, first as an account manager at a regional stock brokerage firm and eventually becoming Managing Director of the North and South Carolina region of SunTrust Bank's private asset management operations. 

In 2010 he took a break from the investment profession to follow another passion of serving the community through elected office. He was elected to serve a four year term as a Chatham County Commissioner where he served as Vice-Chair and Chair of the Board of Commissioners. 

From 2011 - 2016 he owned and operated Amante Gourmet Pizza and Taproom. 

As a Chatham Commissioner his record was one of focusing on the core functions of government and priority based budgeting.

Commissioner Bock's leadership and policies led the county from stagnation to growth. Some of the specific accomplishments include:

- Attracted 600% more private capital investment into the county from previous years.
 
- Private employment annual payroll increase over 150% from previous years.
 
- Almost 1200 new jobs were created
 
- Chatham County became the first to have a State Certified Advanced Manufacturing Site, setting us up for future job growth.
 
- Increased funding for education including teacher raises and upgrades to all of our facilities.
 
- Working with private sector leaders, educators, and the community college created Central Carolina Works preparing our students for the 21st century workforce. 
 
- Implemented the strongest water protection regulations in NC to protect our drinking water.
 
Brian currently serves on the Chatham County planning board where he continues to fight to protect private property rights and balance growth with protecting our rural character.