Calling themselves the Clean Sweep Candidates, three Dunwoody businessmen declared their candidacies for the three district council seats up for grabs in November.
All are longtime Dunwoody residents.
The threesome attended Monday night’s city council meeting, with Jim Riticher introducing them in public comment.
Riticher said they are nonpartisan and not members of SaveDunwoody, the Dunwoody Homeowners’ Association, the Chamber of Commerce, the Dunwoody Bicycle Club or the Atlanta Regional Commission.
Riticher told city council, “We request a two-week quiet period in order to finalize the details of our positions.”
He said the group was under no illusions.
“Our opponents will have all the big money support of the group that has been in power and their friends. “
Riticher plans to challenge District 2 incumbent Adrian Bonser and Heyward Wescott. Bonser has not said yet if she intends to seek re-election.
Riticher lives in Dunwoody Club Forest and is a senior project manager for a technology consulting and solutions company. He was graduated from Georgia Tech with an MS in engineering.
Challenging Denis Shortal in District 1 is Henly Shelton, who lives in Redfield. He said he was a 28-year Dunwoody resident, now a managing director for HD Management International. He holds an MBA from Georgia State. Shelton served as a Marine in Vietnam, winning the Purple Heart and Navy Commendation with Combat V.
Challenging incumbent Doug Thompson in District 3 will be Sam Eads, a 17-year Dunwoody resident and co-owner of Tech Savvy Leads, an internet marketing company. He was graduated from Georgia Tech with a BS in information and computer science.
In general, the group favors concentrating city efforts on repaving and sidewalk installation, meeting in advance with citizens on major projects and their impact and questioning those who would change the city charter to allow the addition of more services.
Those are general complaints of SaveDunwoody, the group manning a website, distributing fliers and packing meetings of the charter commission.