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Herrington wins 4th term on Hall school board
Incumbent turns back Godfrey in GOP primary
bd.of educ.post3Craig Herrington
Craig Herrington

We the People voting info, election results

Statewide results from Ga. Secretary of State Elections website

Hall County Board of Education
Post 3, Republican
Paul Wayne Godfrey 44%
 Craig Herrington 56%

What’s next: Herrington faces no Democratic foes in November.

Craig Herrington
Age: 51
Occupation: Service technician for Duplicating Products, since November, 1977
Political Experience: 3 terms on Hall County School Board, District 3
Education: Graduate of Johnson High, Class of ‘78
Family information: Wife: Lisa Herrington of 30 years; Daughter and son-in-law: Heather and Kurtis Sturm; 3 Grandchildren: Mollie, Macie, and Konner Sturm; Son and daughter-in-law: Michael and Tabitha Herrington
District history: Lifetime resident; PTO involvement at McEver Elementary; Booster Club, vice president then president at McEver Elementary; one of the original founders of the West Hall Jr. Spartans sports program; elected to Hall County School Board, first term starting January 2000

Craig Herrington will continue his tenure as the post 3 representative on Hall County’s school board.

The Republican incumbent edged out Paul Godfrey in Tuesday’s primary, earning 56 percent of the vote.

“I’m overly blessed with the support I’ve had both from my family and the community at large,” said Herrington. “I’ve had a lot of positive comments throughout the campaign and it’s just been great to hear from them and to see the results come in as they did just kind of confirms that.”

Herrington will enter his fourth term as board member and currently serves as the vice chairman.

“I’ve enjoyed the time I’ve been on it already and I look forward to moving ahead,” he said. “I’m not sure what the future will be for our schools because they’re changing so much, but I’m glad to be there while they’re changing.”
Godfrey, who ran for the Hall County Board of Commissioners in 2010 and the Georgia House of Representatives in 2011, was unavailable for comment after the election.

Herrington is the longest-tenured member of the board of education and said he brings experience to the position.

“My tenure brings a lot of experience,” he said. “I’ve seen where we’ve come from as a school system. ... I really look forward to the next four years.”

He has not thought about additional terms, but said he wanted to remain on the board until at least 2014. Then, he said, the system will be free of any long-term debt.

“It’ll be nice to be on there when that occurs,” he said.

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