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Semanson wins District 5 BOC seat in runoff
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Republican primary runoff results for County Commission District 5:

* Justin T. Hawkins — 42.32 percent, 1,152 votes
* Laura Semanson — 57.68 percent, 1,570 votes

(6 of 6 precincts reporting)

** Source: Secretary of State Brian Kemp website

EAST FORSYTH – With all precincts reporting their numbers, the July 26 Republican primary runoff for the District 5 seat on the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners appears to have been decided.

Laura Semanson, at last count, leads with 57.68 percent of the vote, or 1,570 votes.

Justin T. Hawkins trails with 42.32 percent of the vote, or 1,152 votes.

As of 5 p.m. Tuesday, which is the last time voter turnout was posted publicly before polls closed at 7 p.m., Lanier United Methodist Church saw the most voters of the five precincts open that day.

At that time, 1,509 people had showed up to the polls, according to the Forsyth County Voter Registrations and Elections website.

District 5 has about 27,000 registered voters. The runoff was open to those residents in the district who did not vote on a Democratic ballot for the May 24 general primary election.

Advanced voting brought in 617 ballots, with the number of votes increasing each of the three weeks.

The winner of the race will replace Commissioner Jim Boff, who did not seek re-election for the seat he was first elected to in 2008.

Check back to for updated results.