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Forsyth County, 2012 Election Guide

Read about the candidates, incumbents and issues that will affect Forsyth County in our '2012 Election Guide.'

As we look ahead to this year's elections, Cumming Patch is devoted to bringing you the information you need about the races in the area. Super Tuesday, July 31, is almost here. Read about the candidates, incumbents and issues in the 2012 Election Guide. Bookmark this page for updates.


Sheriff:
, who was elected in 2000, announced his bid for a fourth term in March. He is being challenged by  who announced his candidacy last November. Also in March,  for the past 11 years and a volunteer firefighter for 24 years, announced his candidacy for sheriff.


County Commissioners:
There are three seats that are being challenged, one in each District (2, 4 and 5), this election season. The seats up for election this year include, District 5, which covers much of east Forsyth, between and challenger . In District 4, which covers a good area of north Forsyth, the candidates vying for that seat are , opponents , ,  and . In District 2, which covers a portion of south Forsyth, the race is between , and challenger


Coroner:
and faculty member at Georgia State University; , announced their candidacies for coroner in April. Then on June 8, , a licensed funeral director and embalmer at , announced he is a candidate for Forsyth County Coroner. The seat is up for grabs since  announced his bid for sheriff in March.


State Senate:
 in the race for State Senate District 27 in Forsyth County in May. His seat is being challenged by , he too announced his candidacy in May.


TSPLOST:
To say that the is polarizing is an understatement. Voters will vote "yes" or "no" for it on July 31. Proponents say there is no other way to fund much-needed projects that will alleviate traffic congestion, while opponents say the tax isn't about congestion relief at all, among other things. 

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