FORSYTH COUNTY — Despite facing opposition from two challengers, incumbent Forsyth County Board of Education member Ann Crow won re-election handily in Tuesday’s Republican primary.
Crow, who represents District 1, received 2,004 votes, or just under 56 percent, securing her fourth four-year term on the five-member board. No Democrats qualified to seek the post.
Incumbent school board member Kristin Morrissey, who represents District 2, ran unopposed for a second term Tuesday.
Crow said she was “ecstatic” to be chosen to continue serving.
“I truly love being on the school board and am so proud of all that we’ve accomplished and I’m just looking forward to four more years of growth,” she said.
Crow faced opposition from political newcomers Amanda Nixon and Mark Weiss, each of whom garnered about 22 percent of the total in district voting. Nixon received 801 votes and Weiss 790 votes.
Neither of the challengers returned phone messages seeking comment Tuesday night.
Crow said initially she was concerned that she would have to face a July 22 runoff.
“I was worried because I felt like people were voting on national issues like [the federal] Common Core [standards] and other issues that we have no control of at the local level,” she said. “I think a lot of the anti-vote against me was that.
“I was just thrilled that enough people appreciate what our school system is and what it’s become and support the work that will take us to the next level.”