Ellis wins commission seat

Other races headed for runoff



NORTH FULTON, Ga. – With 66 percent of the vote, Milton resident Bob Ellis claimed victory of the Fulton County Commission seat for District 2 over rival Roswell-based Eric Broadwell during the May 20 primary elections.

Ellis claimed victory at his election party at Olde Blind Dog Irish Pub in Milton, surrounded by family and friends.

“You can only go so far as your friends will let you go,” Ellis said, thanking his supporters and campaign staff.

Ellis ran his campaign on fixing the problems with Fulton County government.

Last year, the legislature redistricted the commission to grant one more district in North Fulton. Ellis will take office in January.

The race for Roswell Municipal Court judge is headed for a runoff. Candidate Brian Hansford has 40 percent of the vote. Next in results is Melanie Ellwanger, with 32 percent.

For U.S. Senate to replace retiring veteran Sen. Saxby Chambliss, local candidate and former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel had a strong showing in Fulton County, but ended up in third overall. Edging her out for a runoff were businessman David Perdue with 31 percent and U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston with 26 percent. Handel claimed 22 percent overall.

Johns Creek is headed for a runoff in both races for council. Candidate Bob Gray has 43 percent of the vote. Next is Eric Fragoso with 28 percent. In the other council seat race, Steve Broadbent has 45 percent of the vote with opponent Nancy Reinecke coming second with 18 percent.

Runoff elections will take place July 22.


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