Meet Al Platt

Al Platt is a community and business leader who has spent his career preserving and enriching our mountain communities. An architect by trade, Al has been a business owner in Brevard for 40 years, directly and indirectly employing hundreds of people in western North Carolina. He is deeply involved in our community and shows his care for the health, well-being, and prosperity of our home through both his career of civic service and his commitment to conserving our mountains.

As your representative, Al will work to:

  • Strengthen rural economies and help create better jobs
  • Increase health care access and affordability
  • Improve public education
  • Push for fairer taxes
  • Help bring more affordable housing and programs to help first-time home buyers

Al will seek to work on these issues with any member who is committed to working towards solutions—no matter what party they are. He wants to focus on common ground and encourage bipartisan cooperation once again in state politics. Above all, Al will work to benefit the people of western North Carolina.

Al has previously served as the President of the Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce, the Transylvania Economic Alliance, the Transylvania County Planning Board, and has served on the Brevard College Board of Trustees since 1996. In 2019, Al was recognized as an NC Main Street Champion for his contributions to our community.

Al is an avid outdoorsman and community volunteer. He enjoys fishing and spending time with his three grandsons. He is involved in many charities and community organizations. Al is grateful to be surrounded by family.