(LIVE) – Nov. 3 election results

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 3, 2015

The polls in the Nov. 3 elections closed at 7 p.m.

Today voters decided:

– Whether to create a new city of Tucker and LaVista Hills

Tucker is cruising to victory, but LaVista Hills was defeated with 50.5 percent of the electorate voting against the idea.

Allen Venet with LaVista Hills YES has conceded the election.

“Yes, it is disappointing but we understand that the referendum has narrowly lost. We are very disappointed, but we are also proud that our efforts contributed to a vigorous debate about critical issues for DeKalb County,” Venet told Decaturish.

– Whether to reform DeKalb County’s ethics board

This is passing overwhelmingly with more than 90 percent of the vote.

– City Commission races in Decatur and Avondale Estates

It looks like Tony Powers has won the Decatur at-large seat with 86 percent of the vote. Tasha White has won the District 2 seat on the School Board, and Brian Smith has won the District 2 seat on the City Commission.

Avondale Estates’ new city commissioners will be Adela Yelton and Brian Fisher. Incumbent John Quinn has been defeated.

– A $75 million GO bond referendum in Decatur

The Decatur bond referendum also looks likely to pass with 78 percent of voters supporting it.


Decaturish will be providing live results throughout the evening. Check back for updates.


LaVista Hills cityhood                                                   No. of precincts reporting: 24 of 24

Yes    Percentage:  49.5            Votes: 6,789

No     Percentage:   50.50           Votes: 6,925

Tucker cityhood                                                            No. of precincts reporting: 15 of 15

Yes    Percentage:   73.92           Votes: 3,937

No     Percentage:  26.08           Votes: 1,389

DeKalb County Board of Ethics referendum              No. of precincts reporting: 189 of 189

Yes    Percentage:  91.80            Votes: 40,926

No     Percentage:  8.20           Votes: 3,658

Decatur City Hall

Decatur City Hall


City Commissioner At Large          No. of Precincts Reporting 7 of 7

Tony Powers   Percentage:  87.29   Votes: 4,300

John Ridley     Percentage: 12.36    Votes: 609

City Commissioner District 1 Post B       No. of Precincts Reporting 4 of 4 

Valencia Breedlove     Percentage:  5.52   Votes: 155

Scott Drake (Incumbent)  Percentage:  49.47  Votes: 1,390

Eric Tumperi    Percentage:  44.91  Votes: 1,262

City Commissioner, District 2 Post B  No. of Precincts Reporting 5 of 5

James Johnson     Percentage:   14.6  Votes: 275

Brian Smith           Percentage:  85.36      Votes: 1604

Decatur Board of Education, District 2 Post B No. of Precincts Reporting 5 of 5

Thomas DeSimone   Percentage:  33.90  Votes: 654

Tasha White               Percentage: 66.10   Votes: 1,275

City Schools of Decatur Bond Referendum  No. of Precincts Reporting 7 0f 7 

Yes    Percentage:  78.04            Votes: 3,934

No     Percentage:  21.96            Votes: 1,107

Photo obtained via the city of Avondale Estates website.

Photo obtained via the city of Avondale Estates website.

Avondale Estates                       No. of precincts reporting: 1 of 1

City Commission

Brian Fisher            Percentage:  31.86     Votes: 405

John Pomberg        Percentage: 10.15     Votes: 129

Todd Pullen            Percentage:  15.58     Votes:198

John Quinn (Incumbent)     Percentage: 16.21    Votes: 206

Adela Yelton       Percentage: 26.20       Votes: 333


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Dan Whisenhunt is editor and publisher of Decaturish.com. https://www.linkedin.com/in/danwhisenhunt

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  • Diane Loupe

    Hey, can you post how many precincts have reported these results? Thanks.

  • Jeff G

    I’m curious about where the info on number of precincts reporting is coming from. SOS Brian Kemp’s website, plus the AJC and WSB websites all say 0 precincts reporting, although they’re posting vote totals, so that doesn’t make sense.

    • That’s coming from the county. I don’t know why the other websites don’t have it.

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