Monica Beatty is Flowery Branch’s newest councilwoman, winning in Tuesday’s runoff election over Nicole Kriews.
Beatty had 102 votes, over Kriews' 73 votes.
Tuesday’s runoff came after a June 9 special election to fill Posts 1 and 5 on the City Council. Chris Mundy won the Post 1 seat at that time, with Beatty and Kriews being the top two vote-getters but neither earning more than 50 percent of the vote, necessary for an outright win.
Beatty will take over the Post 5 position, which runs through December 2017.
Qualifying for the November election will take place Aug. 31-Sept. 4 for Mundy’s seat as well as for Post 2, currently held by Mary Jones.