Murphy, Radloff Win GCPS School Board Races

GCPS incumbents Mary Kay Murphy for District 3 and District 5's Louise Radloff received the most votes in their races, which affect the Norcross area.

Updated, 3:14 a.m.

With all Gwinnett County precincts reporting, here are the results on the two school board seats in Norcross districts (* indicates the winner):

Gwinnett County Public School Board, District 3
Total votes: 60,144
Mary K. Murphy: 60.73 percent*
Jen Falk: 39.27 percent

Gwinnett County Public School Board, District 5
Total votes: 30,873
Louise Radloff: 74.13 percent*
H.K. Dido: 25.87 percent


Two Gwinnett County school board races affect the Norcross area in the November general election, and those races are for District 3 and District 5.

As of 12:06 a.m. with unofficial results, the 43,180 votes counted so far show that District 3 incumbent Mary Kay Murphy, a Republican, was leading with 59.61 percent of the votes while Democratic challenger Jen Falk received 40.39 percent.

In District 5, incumbent Louise Radloff received 76.76 percent of the vote and Republican opponent H.K. Dido had 23.24 percent of the vote. The total number of votes counted are 23,095.

District 3 includes North Gwinnett, Peachtree Ridge, Duluth and Norcross high schools. Falk is a Berkeley Lake resident, and Murphy, a school board member since 1996, lives in Peachtree Corners.

District 5 includes Norcross-area schools such as Meadowcreek High, Norcross Elementary and Summerour Middle. Radloff, who was running for the first time as a Democrat, has served on the GCPS school board for 40 years. Dido is a former teacher and has experience in working for an Atlanta private school.

The results are from the Gwinnett County website.

See also: 

  • A Chat With District V Chairwoman Louise Radloff

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