Republican Bill Thompson won a third term as the at-large representative on the Hall County Board of Education on Election Day, Nov. 6. Thompson defeated Democratic challenger Stephanie Lopez of Flowery Branch.
Hall County Board of Education at-large post
Bill Thompson: 78.4%
Stephanie Lopez: 21.6%
Who is he: Bill Thompson has served eight years on the Hall County Board of Education and 32-plus years working in Hall County Schools.
How he reacted: Thompson could not be reached for comment Tuesday night.
On the issues: Thompson has called for more secure entryways, more school resource officers covering elementary schools and more frequent Sheriff’s Office patrols to help reduce violence in schools. He has said he is willing to work with state legislators to find a workable solution for school tax exemptions for Hall County residents.
What’s next: Thompson will serve another four-year term beginning in January.