DUNWOODY, Ga. — After serving as an elected official since Dunwoody’s inception in 2008, Mayor Denis Shortal announced in April that he would not seek reelection.
Councilwoman Lynn Deutsch will be Dunwoody’s next mayor, having defeated fellow council member Terry Nall in the Nov. 5 election 60.6 percent to 39.2 percent.
“Knocking on doors … listening to what our fellow Dunwoody residents had to say, their ideas, was such a positive experience, and I am so excited for Dunwoody’s future,” Deutsch said during her victory speech. “Like I said on the trail, Dunwoody’s best days are ahead of it.”
For the at-large seat vacated by Nall, Post 4, Stacey Harris secured 59.7 percent of the vote, while Robert Miller took 40 percent. Harris previously served on the Zoning Board of Appeals and as president of the Homeowners Association.
The race for the Post 5 City Council seat was closer. Joe Seconder squeezed ahead of Heyward Wescott with 51.5 percent of the votes cast. Seconder, or “Bicycle Joe” as some know him, is a retired U.S. Army Major and small business owner.
Post 6 Councilman John Heneghan ran unopposed, garnering 97.3 percent of the vote.
As he bid farewell, Shortal thanked his fellow council members, city staff and the citizens of Dunwoody for making the city great.
“I think we should be very proud we live here,” Shortal said. “I’m very proud to live here … and I want to thank each of you for your support of the city.”