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Amos, Morrissey win county posts
Forsyth supports Deal for governor
Kristin Morrissey, right, watches for election results with Jayne Iglesias on Tuesday night at Rooster's Cafe in Cumming. Morrissey won the District 2 post on the Forsyth County Board of Education. - photo by Autumn McBride
Forsyth County voters made it official Tuesday.Pete Amos is joining the county commission as the new District 1 representative and Kristin Morrissey will fill the District 2 post on the county board of education.Amos received 7,150 votes, or about 85 percent of the total, to 1,208 votes, or about 15 percent, for Democrat Mary Chatfield."I'm looking forward to working with the commissioner-elect and the other commissioners in getting our county moving forward," Amos said.The other commissioner-elect is in District 3, where Todd Levent did not face Democratic opposition. Both men will take office in January.For her part, Chatfield expressed confidence that Amos would do "a very good job.""He's a successful businessman," she said. "I'm sure he will do his best to represent District 1 on the county commission."Morrissey drew 10,479 votes, or about 87 percent, to Camille Fareri's 1,578 votes, or about 13 percent, in the school board contest."I'm looking forward to working with the rest of the board of education and the parents of Forsyth County to take our schools to the next level of excellence," said Morrissey, who will join the board in January.Fareri could not be reached for comment.For the other school board post on the ballot Tuesday, District 1 incumbent Ann Crow, a Republican, ran unopposed.In the other contested local races in the General Election, Forsyth backed Republicans Rob Woodall in the U.S. House District 7 race and Steve Gooch for the state Senate District 51 post.Woodall won by a 67 percent to 33 percent margin over Democrat Doug Heckman across the district.The 7th District includes parts of south Forsyth and Gwinnett, Barrow, Newton and Walton counties.