Changes coming for Forsyth County Commission?


Forsyth County voters have spoken and their five state delegates say they are ready to consider action. In balloting for the July 15 primary, more than 72 percent of Republicans and 86 percent of Democrats said they want to elect their county commissioners and school board members by district. Neither state Sen. Jack Murphy nor District 23 state Rep. Mark Hamilton, both Republicans from Cumming, were surprised by the decision. Though the ballot questions were nonbinding, local legislators plan to begin crafting a bill to change the setup. The bill could be introduced in the upcoming session, which begins January, though research is needed to determine the best format.