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Amos, Morrissey win county posts
Forsyth supports Deal for governor
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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

U.S. Senate
* Johnny Isakson (R) -- 45,047 votes, or 85 percent
* Michael Thurmond (D) -- 6,072 votes, or 11 percent
* Chuck Donovan (L) -- 1,770 votes, or 4 percent

Governor
* Nathan Deal (R) -- 43,102 votes, or 81 percent
* Roy Barnes (D) -- 7,496 votes, or 14 percent
* John Monds (L) -- 2,447 votes, or 5 percent

Lieutenant Governor
* Casey Cagle (R) -- 43,440 votes, or 82 percent
* Carol Porter (D) -- 7,152 votes, or 13 percent
* Dan Barber (L) -- 2,394 votes, or 5 percent

Secretary of State
* Brian Kemp (R) -- 43,820 votes, or 83 percent
* Georganna Sinkfie (D) -- 6,113 votes, or 12 percent
* David Chastain (L) -- 2,774 votes, or 5 percent

Attorney General
* Sam Olens (R) -- 42,299 votes, or 80 percent
* Ken Hodges (D) -- 7,846 votes, or 15 percent
* Don Smart (L) -- 2,482 votes, or 5 percent

Agriculture Commissioner
* Gary Black (R) -- 43,497 votes, or 83 percent
* J.B. Powell (D) -- 6,374 votes, or 12 percent
* Kevin Cherry (L) -- 2,621 votes, or 5 percent

Insurance Commissioner
* Ralph Hudgens (R) -- 41,760 votes, or 80 percent
* Mary Squires (D) -- 7,848 votes, or 15 percent
* Shane Bruce (L) -- 2,873 votes, or 5 percent

State School Superintendent
* John Barge (R) -- 41,894 votes, or 80 percent
* Joe Martin (D) -- 6,989 votes, or 13 percent
* Kira Willis (L) -- 3,543 votes, or 7 percent

Labor Commissioner
* Mark Butler (R) -- 42,694 votes, or 82 percent
* Darryl Hicks (D) -- 6,593 votes, or 13 percent
* Will Costa (L) -- 2,876 votes, or 5 percent

PSC Baker
* Tim Echols (R) -- 43,068 votes, or 83 percent
* Keith Moffett (D) -- 6,429 votes, or 12 percent
* James Sendelbach (L) -- 2,760 votes, or 5 percent

U.S. House District 7
* Rob Woodall (R) -- 6,920 votes, or 87 percent
* Doug Heckman (D) -- 1,063 votes, or 13 percent

U.S. House District 9
* Tom Graves (R) -- 40,416 votes, or 99 percent

State Senate District 27
* Jack Murphy (R) -- 44,178 votes, or 99 percent

State Senate District 51
* Steve Gooch (R) -- 3,075 votes, or 90 percent
* Joseph Mann (D) -- 351 votes, or 10 percent

State House District 9
* Amos Amerson (R) -- 6,146 votes, or 99 percent

State House District 23
* Mark Hamilton (R) -- 19,031 votes, or 99 percent

State House District 24
* Mike Dudgeon (R) -- 22,251 votes, or 99 percent

County Commission District 1
* Pete Amos (R) -- 7,150 votes, or 85 percent
* Mary Chatfield (D) -- 1,208 votes, or 15 percent

County Commission District 3
* Todd Levent (R) -- 10,094 votes, or 99 percent

Board of Education District 1
* Ann Crow (R) -- 7,580 votes, or 99 percent

Board of Education District 2
* Kristin Morrissey (R) -- 10,479 votes, or 87 percent
* Camille Fareri (D) -- 1,578 votes, or 13 percent

Justice, Supreme Court
* Tammy Lynn Adkins -- 14,221 votes, or 33 percent
* David Nahmias -- 21,560 votes, or 50 percent
* Matt Wilson -- 7,223 votes or 17 percent

Judge, Court of Appeals
* Harris Adams -- 40,482 votes, or 99 percent

Judge, Court of Appeals
* Anne Barnes -- 40,257 votes, or 99 percent

Judge, Court of Appeals
* James Babalola -- 4,569 votes, or 12 percent
* Antoinette Davis -- 4,979 votes, or 13 percent
* Stan Gunter -- 6,742 votes, or 18 percent
* Adrienne Strothers --3,996 votes, or 11 percent
* Chris McFadden -- 9,568 votes, or 26 percent
* David Schaeffer -- 7,183 votes, or 19 percent

Judge, Superior Court
* Jeff Bagley -- 41,797 votes, or 99 percent

Soil & Water Conservation
* Leonard Ridin -- 32,886 votes, or 79 percent
* Jason Ulseth -- 8,494 votes, or 21 percent

Constitutional Amendment 1
* Yes -- 32,060 votes, or 64 percent
* No -- 18,322 votes, or 36 percent

Constitutional Amendment 2
* Yes -- 24,356 votes, or 46 percent
* No -- 28,214 votes, or 54 percent

Constitutional Amendment 3
* Yes -- 24,929 votes, or 49 percent
* No -- 25,585 votes, or 51 percent

Constitutional Amendment 4
* Yes -- 28,227 votes, or 56 percent
* No -- 22,270 votes, or 44 percent

Constitutional Amendment 5
* Yes -- 32,182 votes, or 65 percent
* No -- 17,341 votes, or 35 percent

Statewide Referendum
* Yes -- 32,030 votes, or 64 percent
* No -- 18,283 votes, or 36 percent

Source: Forsyth County Elections Office

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. Incumbent John Linder did not seek re-election.

With some 99 percent of the 51st District's precincts reporting in the state Senate race, Gooch had 46,229 votes, or about 82 percent.

The district covers parts of Forsyth, Dawson, Fannin, Gilmer, Lumpkin, Union and White counties.

On the Democratic side, Joseph Mann received about 10,209 votes, or about 18 percent.

Forsyth County voters also made it official in the race for state House District 24, tapping Republican Mike Dudgeon who did not face any Democratic opposition.

Also unopposed was the rest of the county's state legislative delegation -- incumbent Sen. Jack Murphy in District 27 and Reps. Amos Amerson in District 9 and Mark Hamilton in District 23.

Forsyth County's turnout for the General Election was about 56 percent, or 53,613 of the county's 95,597 registered voters.

About 20 percent of those who voted cast ballots during the early or advanced voting periods, officials have said.

The ballot also featured a slew of state races, as well as five constitutional amendments and a state referendum.

In what was likely a foregone conclusion in heavily Republican Forsyth, voters overwhelmingly sided with the GOP candidate in every race.

The county backed Nathan Deal for governor and Casey Cagle, an incumbent, for lieutenant governor. Both men hail from neighboring Hall County.

For complete coverage of Tuesday's election, see the next edition of the Forsyth County News.