Elections 2019: DeKalb’s municipal elections: 7 mayoral seats, over two dozen council seats open

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By Ocgnews.com

Cities in DeKalb County will kick off the qualifying period the week of Aug. 19 for candidates seeking public office in this year’s municipal elections. Voters will elect leaders in 12 cities: Avondale Estates, Brookhaven, Chamblee, Clarkston, Decatur, Doraville, Dunwoody, Lithonia, Pine Lake, Stone Mountain, Stonecrest and Tucker.

Seven mayoral seats and at least 28 council seats will be up for grabs in the general election, which will be held on Nov. 5. The number of seats available might change, however, if an incumbent vacates his or her seat to seek a different office or decides not to run for re-election.

Here’s a look at the seats that will be open, each city’s qualifying schedule and the fee that must be paid at the time of qualifying:

 

Avondale Estates

The Office of Mayor and two Board of Commissioners seats will be up for election:

Mayor Jonathan Elmore

Commissioner Brian Fisher

Commissioner Adela Yelton

Qualifying will be held Aug. 19-23, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., City Hall, 21 North Avondale Plaza.   The fee is $216 for mayor and $144 for commissioner.   404-294-5400.

 

Brookhaven

The Office of Mayor and two council seats will be up for election:

Mayor John Ernst

Linley Jones, Council District 1

Bates Mattison, Council District 3

Qualifying will be held Aug. 21-23, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., at Brookhaven City Hall, 4362 Peachtree Road. Fees are $480 for mayor and $360 for a council seat. For more information: 404-637-0500.

 

Chamblee

Three council seats will be up for election:

Leslie Robson, District 2

Thomas Hogan, District 3

Darron Kusman, At-Large

Qualifying is Aug. 20-22, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., City Hall, 5468 Peachtree Road. The fee is $360 for a council seat. For more information: 770-986-5010.

 

Clarkston:

Three council seats will be up for election:

 Awet Eyasu

Mario Williams

Andrea Cervone (Elected 2017 Special Election – filling an unexpired term)

Qualifying will be held Aug. 19-23, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., City Hall Annex, 1055 Rowland St. The fee is $105 for a council seat.  For more information: 404-296-6489.

 

Decatur

Three city commissioner seats and two Decatur Board of Education seats will be up for election:

Scott Drake, District 1, Post B

Brian Smith, District 2, Post B

Tony Powers, At Large

Michele Gray King, Board of Education, District 1, Post B

Peggy Baggett, Board of Education, District 2, Post B

Qualifying will be held Aug. 19-21, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., City Hall, 509 N. McDonough St., Decatur. The qualifying fee for City Commission office is $360 and the qualifying fee for Board of Education members is $35. For more information: e-mail City Clerk Meredith Roark at meredith.roark@decaturga.com or call 404-370-4102.

 

Doraville

The Office of Mayor and three council seats will be available:

Mayor Donna Pittman

Pam Fleming, District 1

M.D. Naser, District 2

Shannon Hillard, District 3

Qualifying is Aug. 19-21, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., City Hall, 3725 Park Ave. The fee is $540 for mayor and $432 for a council seat.  For more information, call 770-451-8745. Raquel.gonzalez@doravillega.us.

 

Dunwoody

The Office of Mayor and three council seats will be up for election:

Mayor Dennis Shortal

Terry Nall, City Council,Post 4 (District 1 At Large)

Lynn Deutsch, City Council Post 5 (District 2 At Large)

John Heneghan, City Council Post 6 (District 3 at Large)

Qualifying is Aug. 19-21, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., City Hall, 4800 Ashford Dunwoody Road. The fee is $480 for mayor and $360 for a council seat.

For more information: Sharon Lowery, City Clerk, at 678-382-6711 or Sharon.lowery@dunwoodyga.gov.

 

Lithonia

The Office of Mayor and two council seats will be up for election:

Mayor Deborah Jackson

Fred Douglas Reynolds, Sr., Council member

Shameka Reynolds, Council member

Qualifying will be held Aug. 20-22. Fees are $234 for mayor and $122.40 for council seats. For more information: 770-482-8136, ext. 128

 

Pine Lake

The Office of Mayor and two council seats are open for election:

Mayor Melanie Hammet

Kris Casariego

Megan Pulsts

Qualifying will be held Aug. 19-23. Fees are $108 for the office of mayor and $18 for a council seat:

For more information: 404-292-4250

 

Stonecrest

Elections for the Office of Mayor and two council seats will be up for election:

Mayor Jason Lary

Rob Turner, District 2

George Turner, District 4

Qualifying will be held Aug. 21-23, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., City Hall, 3120 Stonecrest Blvd. Fees are $600 for the Office of Mayor and $450 for a council seat. For more information: City Clerk Megan Reid, 770-224-0200.

 

Stone Mountain

Three council seats are up for election:

Richard Mailman, Post 1

Bernie Waller, Post 2

Chakira Johnson, Post 3

Qualifying will be held Aug. 20-22, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Stone Mountain City Hall, 875 Main Street. The fee for a council seat is $108.  For more information: 770-498-8984.

 

Tucker

Three council seats will be up for election:

William “Bill” Fosenfeld, District 1, Post 2

Noelle Monferdini, District 2, Post 2

Anne Lerner, District 3, Post 2

Qualifying will be held Aug. 19-23, Tucker City Hall, 4119 Adrian Street. The fee for a council seat is $420.  For more information: 678-597-9040.

Important Dates

Oct. 7: Voter registration deadline for the Nov. 5 General Election/Special Election

You may check your voter registration status, update your information, or register to vote at the Georgia Secretary of State’s website.

Oct. 15: Advanced (Absentee in-Person) voting begins.

Nov. 1: Last day for absentee ballots to be mailed.

Nov. 5: General Election Day

Dec. 3:  Runoffs will be held

 

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