Five qualify for Avondale mayoral election

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 16, 2015
A man and his dog enjoy Lake Avondale. Photo from the city of Avondale Estates website

A man and his dog enjoy Lake Avondale. Photo from the city of Avondale Estates website

This story has been updated. 

The city of Avondale Estates has released the list of candidates for the March 17 mayoral election. Five qualified, including three on Friday, Jan. 16.

The candidates are:

Paul Brown

– Jonathan Elmore

– Jim Hutchens

John Pomberg

– Todd Pullen

The city called the election after former mayor Ed Rieker unexpectedly resigned in October to take a university teaching job. The special election will take place on March 17.

Decaturish is working to contact the remaining three candidates and will be running an article about each one. Keep checking back for additional details.

The city has provided some additional information about the upcoming election …

Notice is hereby given that a Special Election for the City of Avondale Estates will be held on Tuesday, March 17, 2015, to fill the vacancy and unexpired term of Mayor. The person elected to fill this unexpired term will serve through December 31, 2015. This seat will be up for reelection on November 3, 2015, and the candidate elected in November will serve a term of four (4) years beginning January 1, 2016.

Voting will take place at the following locations:
Avondale Estates City Hall, 21 North Avondale Plaza, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.


For the newly annexed area of Stratford Green Townhomes (ONLY), voting will take place at Avondale Pattillo United Methodist Church, 3260 Covington Highway, Decatur, Georgia 30032 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Any person who is a resident of the City of Avondale Estates and who is registered with the DeKalb County Board of Registrations and Elections by February 17, 2015, as an elector within the City of Avondale Estates, shall be eligible to vote in this election. Please visit the Georgia My Voter Page to check your voting registration status, register to vote and more.

Advance voting begins February 23, 2015, at the DeKalb County Elections Division, 4380 Memorial Drive, Decatur, Georgia 30032, 404-298-4020. For more information, visit the DeKalb County Voter Registration and Elections website.


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