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Lesa Mayer announces candidacy for Decatur City Commission District 2, Post B


Lesa Mayer announces candidacy for Decatur City Commission District 2, Post B

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Lesa Mayer. Photo provided to Decaturish


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Lesa Mayer is seeking the District 2, Post B seat on the Decatur City Commission.

Elections are Nov. 5. The incumbent, Brian Smith, will not seek reelection. Other candidates in the race are Phillip Wiedower and Chris Stirn.

Mayer describes herself of the mother of three children: a teenager, a tween and a toddler. She commutes to work using MARTA. She’s a volunteer at Decatur schools including College Heights and Renfroe Middle School. She says she is a third party risk manager for a large financial institution.

“I am pleased to announce my candidacy for Decatur City Commissioner, District 2, Post B,” Mayer said. “I have been a resident of the City of Decatur for 16 years and have been dedicated to this community, with all of the characteristics that make it extraordinary.  When I moved to Decatur, I found it to be diverse and welcoming, unique and thriving, safe and fun. It was for these reasons that I decided to raise my family here.

“Over the years, I have observed Decatur’s many changes- some positive, some disappointing and some downright confusing. As commissioner, I will represent the voice of the resident who wants to continue to see Decatur maintain all of its charm, warmth and diversity by implementing common sense growth planning, increasing the availability of affordable housing and maintaining safe routes for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers in the community.”

Mayer said her professional experience will make her an effective commissioner.

“I have years of experience with identifying and managing risks, reviewing contracts and invoices, analyzing spend and implementing cost-saving initiatives,” she said. “As commissioner, I will couple this experience with my love of the community and desire to help Decatur remain a thriving, welcoming and award-winning city. I look forward to continuing discussions with my neighbors about which issues are most important in District 2 and what positive actions we can take to make improvements where needed. Most importantly, I am grateful for the opportunity to serve.”

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In order to register you have to be a U.S. citizen, a legal resident of a Georgia county and at least 17 1/2 years old. You must be 18 years old to vote, according to the Secretary of State’s Office.

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