Taylor told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he will resign as mayor of Clarkston in March so that he can run for the District 6 seat now held by Kathie Gannon, who represents the western half of DeKalb County. Gannon announced earlier this month that she would not seek re-election.
"I plan to bring the same spirit to my work on behalf of the 750,000 residents of DeKalb that I brought every day as the mayor of Clarkston," Terry says in a letter to supporters.
Emily Halevy, who describes herself as a digital media executive and smart development advocate, announced last week she is running for Gannon's seat. "I'm passionate about the local issues that affect our daily lives the most - traffic, development, safety, and responsible use of our taxpayer dollars," her web site states.
Realtor Robert Murphy earlier filed paperwork to run for the District 6 post.