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Crow re-elected; Morrissey advances
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Forsyth County News

The chairwoman of the Forsyth County Board of Education has secured a third term on the panel and she'll be joined by a new female colleague.

With 1,396 votes, or 55 percent, of Tuesday's vote, Ann Crow came out ahead of Brian Sorrell in the Republican primary for District 1.
Sorrell received 1,141 votes, or 45 percent.

District 2 candidate Kristin Morrissey garnered 1,724 votes, or about 57 percent, beating Lawrence Duckworth who received 1,326 votes, or about 43 percent.

She advances to face Democratic candidate Camille Fareri in the Nov. 2 general election.

Crow faces no opposition in the fall.

“I’m just sorry that the turnout wasn’t more, but I’m thrilled to be able to serve the school system and the residents of the county for another four years,” Crow said.

“I think we have a great school system and certainly want to continue supporting the work that’s being done.”

Sorrell could not be reached for comment.

Morrissey thanked Duckworth for a "well-run, honest campaign” in District 2.

“I hope to work with him and include his ideas," she said. "He had some great ideas and I’d like to incorporate those into any future plans for the board of education.”

Duckworth could not be reached.

Morrissey said she looks forward to continuing her campaign in the coming months.

“Now more than ever we’re going to need input from the community and I hope to be there to listen and hear their concerns and take that forward to the board of education and make the best decisions we can for the future education of our children,” Morrissey said.

“I’ll be proud to represent the Republican Party as a candidate for the District 2 representative for the board of education.”

Attempts to reach Fareri were not successful.

Republican Mike Dudgeon, who currently holds the District 2 school board post, did not seek re-election.

He instead ran for -- and won -- the District 24 state House seat. He is unopposed in November.