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(Cumming, GA) – As the runoff for the District 4 Forsyth County Commission race is fast approaching the August 21st election day, Forsyth County Commissioner Patrick Bell earned an late endorsement from the Forsyth County Citizens for Responsible Growth (Forsyth CRG).
Tony DeMaria and Lee Cohn, Forsyth CRG Directors, said in a letter to Commissioner Bell, “I believe you offer District 4 citizens, citizens county wide, and the county a clear advantage: you stand up for all citizens, you challenge the status quo and have offered at times creative solutions, and perhaps most importantly, you have learned how Forsyth County functions and how to make good things happen. Your recent efforts to allow for an exemption on inventory tax is just one such issue we support!”
DeMaria continued, “You are good at researching the details of an issue and arriving at the proper solution. A great example of this is how you listened to the residents along Castleberry Road concerned about a divided 4 lane parkway, understood that the flawed traffic study overstated projected traffic by over 50% , and you said “NO – - – 3 lanes will make it a safe road and save the county at least $5 million dollars.” DeMaria was referring to Bell’s commitment to keeping Castleberry Road’s rural character while improving safety along the corridor.
The letter closed by saying, “District 4 need your experience and commitment to help improve conditions for all of us while we pursue responsible growth. The short time before the runoff does not allow us to obtain formal endorsement approval from Forsyth CRG, but we will let supporters know that you are the clear choice as a candidate for all citizens including homeowners and businesses”
“I could not be more pleased to have earned this support from the Citizens for Responsible Growth,” said Bell, “This group cares a great deal about their community and I look forward to helping them for the next four years I am in office.”