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Candidates Respond to Election Results

A sampling of public statements from participants in Tuesday's primaries.

David Banks, winner, Cobb Board of Education Post 5 Republican Primary: 

"Voting is the foundation of a healthy democracy and I want to take this opportunity to thank all those voters that took the time to cast their ballot in yesterday’s primary election. I pledge to continue to represent Post 5 with honesty, integrity and transparency, always keeping 'Educational Excellence' and the interests of our students and teachers as a number one priority. 

"Many of you have sent emails of encouragement and words of support and I thank you – they truly lift the spirit. It is not a cliché to say 'children are our future' and it’s the quality of our educational system that can make a positive difference in their lives. As I serve as your School Board member over the next 4 years I look forward to your continued support and being a part of making that all important difference."

State Rep. Don Parsons, winner, District 44 Republican Primary:

"I am honored that the people have chosen a proven, conservative leader to represent their interests and values in the General Assembly. I look forward to our shared commitment in continuing to make Cobb and Georgia an even better place to live and raise our families," said Rep. Parsons. "I would like to thank my family, all of my supporters, campaign staff, volunteers, and colleagues who made this victory possible."

Cynthia Rozzo, who finished second to State Rep. Matt Dollar, District 45 Republican Primary:

"Regardless of the outcome, I am extremely proud of what was accomplished. Against all odds, a political outsider — a mother of 3 with a small business — ran on a message that our representation at the State House should be better and the incumbent should serve the people, and not the lobbyists or the good ole boys at the State House. Let’s hope the incumbent hears our voices and concerns and begins to serve our exceptional community in the manner in which it deserves."

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