Republican Incumbent Todd Jones has been re-elected as the District 25 state House representative, topping Democratic challenger Anita Tucker by a wide margin.
Jones took 66.78 percent of the vote in Forsyth County, or 15,665 votes, over Tucker who earned 33.22 percent of the vote, or 23,456 votes.
After local results were released, Jones called the community support “humbling” saying that he will now turn his attention to uniting Forsyth County and standing by his ideals.
"I want to make sure that I'm serving my constituents and making sure I'm thinking through all the policy implications that will effect Georgia and will effect House District 25," Jones said. "I recognize that people on both sides of the isle are looking for us to work together, and I'm committed to doing that while also staying true to my principles.
"We have the opportunity to show the state of Georgia, and frankly the country, that there is a way for people from diverse backgrounds ... we can work together towards a common good, and I am committed to that."
Jones ran on a platform of issues including limiting tax increases, reigning in “overdevelopment” in Forsyth County, supporting term limits, various education issues and protecting religious freedom.
During the May Republican primary, he beat out challenger Steven Grambergs for his party’s nomination.
In his term as state representative, Jones has supported legislation for the proposed Sharon Springs cityhood, an autonomous vehicles bill, a school choice bill and the Georgia Scholarship fund.
An executive in the technology industry, Jones was first elected as District 25 state representative in 2016 and has served on the executive boards of Shiloh Point Elementary School and Piney Grove Middle School PTAs, the board of directors for South Forsyth High School’s Touchdown Club and cofounded Shiloh Point’s Dad’s Club in 2009.
Jones is married to wife Tracey and is a father of four children ages 14-21. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a specialty in finance and a law degree from the University of Florida.
Tucker, a political activist and former Forsyth County Board of Education candidate, ran on a platform of issues including expanding gun control legislation and Medicaid, improving infrastructure and supporting DACA.