New faces are joining city councils in College Park and Hapeville, while East Point offices are still yet to be determined after the Fulton County Board of Registration and Elections certified municipal election returns Nov. 13.
Results are mixed for candidates whose campaigns did not end on Election Night; incumbents fell in two races and a third advances to the runoff, as do two mayoral hopefuls.
College Park Ward 2 residents do not have to return to the polls Dec. 5 to elect their city councilman.
Challenger Derrick Taylor prevailed over incumbent Joe Carn, fulfilling the 50 percent plus one vote rule.
Taylor netted 50.88 percent and 58 votes compared to Carn’s 56 votes, representing 49.12 percent of the ultimate tally.
In Hapeville city council races, which have no runoffs, Ward 1’s final count gave challenger Mark C. Adams a four-vote advantage over incumbent Josh Powell; each earned about 40 percent.
East Point residents have two contests left to decide.
For mayor, Deana Holiday Ingraham remained at 48 percent, followed by Clyde K. Mitchell with about 29 percent, numbers that closely matched the Nov. 7 count.
In Ward C, the battle for the at-large city council seat will be between top vote-getters former Mayor Earnestine D. Pittman, with over 39 percent, and incumbent Nanette Saucier, who captured about 35 percent.
Pittman posted to her website Nov. 8 that she planned to withdraw from the race the following day, saying, “My word is my bond.”
But she said Nov. 13 that emails and calls from potential constituents changed her mind.
“I intend to fully explain why I did not turn in a formal withdrawal like I stated,” Pittman said about a future website update. “I owe them an explanation for that.”