With mayor pro tem deciding against re-election, commission losing two long-serving membersFormer commissioner Keisha Cunningham (left) talks to teams using a bullhorn during the ceremony for the opening day of Decatur Youth Baseball at Oakhurst Park. File Photo: Jonathan Phillips
The 2015 City Commission elections will be one that brings major changes to the city’s elected leadership.
Mayor Jim Baskett, elected in 1995, confirmed last month that he isn’t seeking another term. Now Mayor Pro Tem Kecia Cunningham, who was elected in 1999, is also deciding against reelection.
Cunningham recently confirmed to the Atlanta Journal Constitution that she won’t run again. She told the AJC her decision was for personal reasons and had nothing to do with her recent arrest for driving under the influence. To read the full story, click here.
Commissioner Scott Drake is running for reelection this year. So far only one new candidate, former commissioner John Ridley, has announced he will be running this year. Qualifying begins Aug. 31. The elections will be Nov. 3.