DUNWOODY, Ga. — Races for the Dunwoody City Council and mayor are already underway, and official qualification takes place later this month. 

The general election will be held Tuesday, Nov. 5 to elect a mayor and three members of the City Council.

The City Council posts up for election are: Post 4 (District 1 at Large), currently held by Terry Nall; Post 5 (District 2 at Large), currently held by Lynn Deutsch; and Post 6 (District 3 at Large), currently held by John Heneghan. Mayor Denis Shortal has announced he is not seeking another term. 

Candidates for the seats can qualify at City Hall, 4800 Ashford Dunwoody Road, in the office of the city clerk, starting at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 19 through 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21. The qualifying fee for the office of mayor is $480, and the qualifying fee for the Office of City Council is $360.  

All qualifying fees must be paid at the time of qualifying.

If a runoff election is necessary, the election will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 3.    

The qualifications to run for municipal office include: 

• The candidate must be a resident of Dunwoody for a continuous period of at least 12 months immediately before the date of the election.

• The candidate must continue to reside in Dunwoody during their period of service. 

• The candidate must continue to be registered and qualified to vote in the municipal elections of the city.

No person will be eligible to serve as a council member representing a council district unless that person has been a resident of the district they seek to represent for a continuous period of at least six months immediately before the date of the election and continues to reside in their district during their period of service.

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

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