Political newcomer Leslie Jarchow defeated retired educator Christine Worl Tuesday, Nov. 6, in the special election for Flowery Branch City Council Post 3 seat. She fills a seat held by Fred Richards, who died June 14.
Flowery Branch City Council, Post 3
Leslie Jarchow: 59%Christine Worl: 40%
Who is she: A Sterling on the Lake resident for three years, Leslie Jarchow has career experience in real estate and mortgage lending. She has a daughter enrolled at Spout Springs Elementary School.
How she reacted: “I’m humbled by the outpouring of support and kindness from family and friends, neighbors and the community. My sincere thanks to all those who helped make this happen. The responsibility entrusted to me will not be squandered.”
On the issues: “My No. 1 priority is to establish open lines of communication. I was really surprised to find that a lot of people felt like they weren’t getting heard. I genuinely want to hear all the different voices, and I’m going to do my due diligence and research on any issue that arises.”
What’s next: Jarchow will be sworn in at the council’s Nov. 15 meeting.