Some DeKalb cities have new mayors, while voters voted in favor of a county education sales tax.
In Chamblee, Brian K. Mock ran unopposed for mayor and seems to have won with 95% of votes. Stone Mountain, according to unofficial results, elected Beverly R. Jones as mayor with 56% of the votes.
Tucker’s incumbent mayor Frank Auman had competition in Robin “Rob” Biro but managed to take the election of 55% of the votes. Clarkston Mayor Beverly H. Burks was re-elected with 96% of the votes. She ran unopposed.
Atlanta’s mayoral race is headed to a runoff.
Over 81% of voters in DeKalb voted for a one percent sales tax for educational purposes. It begins in July when the current ESPLOST tax expires. The funds will be used for the DeKalb County School District, the Atlanta Independent School System, and the City Schools of Decatur.