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Chris Mundy, Mary Jones win Flowery Branch council seats
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Chris Mundy

Chris L. Mundy and Mary Jones won Tuesday’s Flowery Branch City Council election, each earning more than 60 percent of the vote in their races.

Mundy earned 70 percent of the votes to defeat Michael G. Justice in Post 1.

Jones earned 61 percent of the votes to defeat Mark Anthony Wilson in Post 2.

Post 1

√ Chris Mundy, 70%
Michael Justice, 30%

Chris Mundy

Who is he: Chris Mundy is married and has a son, and he is the senior product manager for Infinity Property and Casualty Corp.

How he reacted: “I’m excited about really digging in (now) that I’ve had a little taste of being on the council and got my feet wet. I’m excited about moving forward and serving the city.”

On the issues: Mundy has said he would work to increase the city’s tax base by adding more businesses to the area and hopefully lessen the tax burden on the city’s residents.

What’s next: Mundy, who is finishing out the term of former Councilman Damon Gibbs, will start a new four-year term Jan. 1.

Post 2

√ Mary Jones, 61%
Mark Anthony Wilson, 39%

Mary Jones

Who is she: Mary Jones has a daughter, and she is a farmer.

How she reacted: “I appreciate all the help that was given to me in this election and it’s great to be able to work with (other council members) who get along.”

On the issues: Jones has said she wants to develop the downtown area to attract visitors, “while maintaining the small-town feel.”

What’s next: Jones, the incumbent, will start a new four-year term Jan. 1.