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UPDATE: Murphy Wins GCPS District III Race

The Republican incumbent easily overcomes challenger Falk.

Updated November 7

Incumbent Dr. Mary Kay Murphy easily defeated challenger Jen Falk in the race for the District III seat on the Gwinnett County school board.

With all 35 precincts reporting (60,144 votes), Murphy, a Republican, had 60.73 percent of the votes to 39.27 percent for Falk.

District III includes North Gwinnett, Peachtree Ridge, Duluth and Norcross high schools.

Falk, a Democrat, is a Berkeley Lake resident. Murphy, a school board member since 1996, lives in Peachtree Corners.

The results are from the Georgia Secretary of State website.

-- Patch will have updates on the Gwinnett District III school board race.

PTC Concerns November 07, 2012 at 05:04 PM
This is unfortunate outcome and doesn't well for our future. It only proves to me that voters in the district did no further research than to look at the party affiliation on the ballot. Jen Falk received 40% of the vote in the heavily republican leaning district where Murphy has previously run unopposed. Why in the world would voters want a bloated administrive budget, higher student to teacher ratios, overcrowded schools, low graduation rates, overpaid superintendents, and obfuscatory school board and mystery funds being funneled to other county organizations. I also find it interesting the voters approved the charter school amendment that Murphy was against.

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