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Election 2017: Amy Farah defeats incumbent Monica Beatty for Flowery Branch Council seat
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Amy Farah

Amy Farah won the Post 5 seat on the Flowery Branch City Council, defeating incumbent Monica Beatty by earning 67.6 percent of the vote Tuesday.

Who is she: The political newcomer is an assistant professor of teacher education at Georgia Gwinnett College.

How she reacted: “I am so excited and appreciative of those who came out and voted,” she said. “I’m just excited to be able to get in there and have a seat at the table, and to help make Flowery Branch what so many people want it to be.”

On the issues: She said she’s interested in the continued revitalization of Old Town, as the area around downtown is known. “I think it’s important that we continue to work on this project while at the same time avoid going into further debt doing it,” she has said.

What’s next: She’s looking forward to the completion of Exit 14, the Interstate 985 interchange at Martin Road. “I believe it will provide opportunities for commercial growth that could benefit the city and increase revenue,” she said.