Sunday, January 26, 2020

Clarkston mayor to run for DeKalb County Commission

Clarkston Mayor Ted Terry says he will abandon his effort to run for the U.S. Senate and will instead seek election to the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners.

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.