Steve Soteres

Steve was influenced to run for City Council due to his interest in the revitalization of the North End of Sandy Springs. He is Vice President of Choate Construction and still makes the time to work for the good of Sandy Springs.

What inspired you or led to your current career?
Ever since high school I have been building things and taking them apart. My father is a doctor and I went to college in pre-med but hated it. I then changed my major and studied Architecture and Construction Science. My fraternity brother recruited me to Choate and here I am all these years later.

How long have you lived or worked in Sandy Springs?
I grew up in Buckhead and moved to Sandy Springs 15 years ago.

What is something unique about you?
I bought a farm near Mansfield which is 100 acres composed of timber and pasture where I can hunt. Driving the tractor is my favorite – it is so peaceful. Also, most people don’t know that I have a pilot’s license that I got when I was a senior in college.

Who is the most interesting person you have met here?
Travis Ellis who heads a non-profit called “Shepherd’s Men” who works to prevent suicide among veterans. Also, Alana Shepherd who has the unique ability to persuade people to do the right thing.

What local things make you nostalgic?
Shooting the hooch which I loved to do as a child and fly fishing at Island Ford in Sandy Springs

If you could travel anywhere in the world right now, where would it be?
I would go to the Blue Hole, which has been created by nature, near Belize for diving.

What is on your bucket list?
Travel to New Zealand

What advice would you give to people?
‘Do the job before you get the job.’ Work as hard as you can and advancement will come, do the right thing and be honest and success will come.

What makes you happy?
Everything makes me happy but especially my kids and wife!

What words come to mind when you think of the word home?
Peace, Relaxation, Refuge

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