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Forsyth County 2012 Election Results

County Commissioners Brian Tam (Dist. 2) and Jim Boff (Dist. 5) win, runoff races between Ted Paxton and Duane Piper for sheriff; Mary Beth Pais and Harold Bennett for coroner; and Dist. 4 County Commissioner between Cindy Mills and Patrick Bell.

Here are the unofficial results of the 2012 General Primary in Forsyth County:

Forsyth County Sheriff (Runoff)

Candidate Percent - Votes Lauren McDonald III. - R
24.96% - 6,860 Ted Paxton - R (incumbent)  
47.64% - 13,093 Duane K. Piper - R 27.40% - 7,529

(25 of 25 precincts reporting)

Forsyth County Commissioner District 2

Candidate Percent - Votes Dennis Ted Brown - R   36.97% - 1,952 Scott Padis - R 5.30% - 280 Brian R. Tam - R (incumbent) 
57.73% - 3,048

(25 of 25 precincts reporting)

Forsyth County Commissioner District 4 (Runoff)

Candidate Percent - Votes Patrick Bell - R (incumbent)   26.71% - 1,535 Tim Hubbard - R
15.59% - 896 Charles H. Meagher - R
5.69% - 327 Cindy Jones Mills - R
44.16% - 2,538 Bill Mulrooney - R
7.85% - 451

(25 of 25 precincts reporting)

Forsyth County Commissioner District 5

Candidate Percent - Votes Jim Boff - R (incumbent) 61.46% - 3,555 John Derucki - R
38.54% - 2,229

(25 of 25 precincts reporting)

Forsyth County Coroner (Runoff)

Candidate Percent - Votes Harold Bennett - R 33.39% - 8,150 Mark. D. Musselwhite - R 23.30% - 5,688 Mary Beth Pais - R 43.31% - 10,570

(25 of 25 precincts reporting)

Chief Magistrate of Forsyth County

Candidate Percent - Votes Walker H. Bramblett - NP (incumbent) 63.92% - 17,517 Barbara Cole - NP   36.02% - 9,871 Write-in - NP 0.07% - 18

(25 of 25 precincts reporting)

SPECIAL ELECTION Transportation Referendum

Forsyth County/TSPLOST Percent - Votes YES - NP
25.20% - 7,760 NO - NP
74.80% - 23,032

(25 of 25 precincts reporting)

State Senator from 27th District

Candidate Percent - Votes Jack Murphy - R (incumbent) 50.22% - 13,282 Steve Voshall - R 49.78% - 13,165

(25 of 25 precincts reporting)

U.S. Representative in 113th Congress from the 7th Congressional District

Candidate Percent - Votes David Hancock - R 35.18% - 6,094 Steve Reilly - D 100.00% - 1,188 Rob Woodall - R (incumbent) 64.82% - 11,229

(17 of 17 precincts reporting)

U.S. Representative in 113th Congress from the 9th Congressional District (Runoff)

Candidate Percent - Votes Doug Collins - R 36.74% - 3,062 Jody Cooley - D 100.00% - 344 Roger D. Fitzpatrick - R 14.70% - 1,225 Martha Zoller - R 48.56% - 4,047

(11 of 11 precincts reporting)

State Representative in the General Assembly from 9th District

Candidate Percent - Votes Clint Smith - R 36.46% - 202 Kevin K. Tanner - R 63.54% - 352

(1 of 1 precinct reporting)

State Representative in the General Assembly from 26th District

Candidate Percent - Votes Geoff L. Duncan - R 50.31% - 4,503 Tom Knox - R 49.69% - 4,448

(11 of 11 precincts reporting)

Forsyth County Board of Education District 3

Candidate Percent - Votes Tom Cleveland - R (incumbent) 100.00% - 3,669

(6 of 6 precincts reporting)

Forsyth County Board of Education District 4

Candidate Percent - Votes Darla Sexton Light - R (incumbent) 100.00% - 4,760

(8 of 8 precincts reporting)

Forsyth County Board of Education District 5

Candidate Percent - Votes Nancy Roche - R (incumbent) 100.00% - 4,739

(9 of 9 precincts reporting)

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Did your candidate win? Tell us in comments below.

Editor's Note: Results are official at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 3, according to Barbara Luth, supervisor with the . Primary runoff will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 21.

Gapeach336 August 01, 2012 at 05:23 AM
These numbers don't add up. The following races were in 25 districts and the total number of votes vary significantly... Sheriff - 27,482 Coroner - 24,408 Chief Magistrate - 27,406 TSplost - 30,792 State Senate 27th - 26,447 Where are the other votes? And why on earth did it take Forsyth longer to count 30,000 votes than it took Atlanta to count 300,000?
Liz Kennedy (Editor) August 01, 2012 at 01:38 PM
Greetings, The votes are from the Georgia Election Results website: http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/GA/Forsyth/40437/94265/en/summary.html - they do not include provisional ballots. The results are also unofficial until Friday at 4:30 p.m. as stated in the article. As far as why it took longer to count votes than Atlanta I will refer you to the Forsyth County Voter Registrations & Elections Department. Thank you for your comment. Liz Kennedy, Editor
Margaret August 01, 2012 at 02:53 PM
You are allowed to not vote for any particular race if you don't want to. That could account for the discrepancies in the numbers. I know I left some races blank on mine.....
Gary Cooper August 01, 2012 at 05:47 PM
Peach, people leave blank choices all the time, especially in the non-contested races. Also keep in mind that we also have non-partisan and Democratic ballots in the county and that is why the numbers are different.
Peggy C. Rimkus August 04, 2012 at 09:03 PM
Whether Democrat or Republican, I would have liked the opportunity to vote for my sheriff.
Gary Cooper August 07, 2012 at 05:08 PM
Peggy, these are party primaries. The Sheriff candidates are running as Republican candidates so they appear only on the GOP Primary ballot.

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