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Nov. 5, 2019 election: Elmore defeats Brown in Avondale, Powers reelected in Decatur

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Nov. 5, 2019 election: Elmore defeats Brown in Avondale, Powers reelected in Decatur

FILE PHOTO USED FOR ILLUSTRATION PURPOSES: (left to right) Christina Allen with her son, Hartley, 13 months, and David Garrett vote at the First Christian Church of Decatur in Decatur, Ga. on November 5, 2019. Photo by Rebecca Breyer, contributor

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Here are the final results of the Nov. 5, 2019 city elections.

Avondale Estates

Mayor Jonathan Elmore has beaten his challenger Clai Brown, the former City Manager, with 57.3 percent of the votes.

Commissioner Brian Fisher also won his reelection bid, with 27 percent of the vote, and will be joined on the commission by newcomer Dee Merriam, who won 32.3 percent of the vote. The two candidates for City Commission with the most votes will win the election.


In Decatur, Mayor Pro Tem Tony Powers beat challenger Chris Gagnon, with 74.1 percent of the vote in the race for the City Commission’s at-large seat.

George Dusenbury beat Erin Braden for the City Commission District 1 Post B seat, with 54.85 percent of the vote to Braden’s 45.06 percent of the vote.

Lesa Mayer won the District 2 Post B seat, defeating Phillip Wiedower, with 72.8 percent of the vote.


Incumbent Councilmember Bill Rosenfeld beat challenger Christy Bloodworth with 76.4 percent of the vote.

DeKalb Ethics Referendum

The DeKalb County Ethics Referendum appears headed toward defeat, with 61.7 percent of voters saying “no” to the proposed changes.

According to the Dekalb County Registration & Elections Office, 7,886 people early voted in this election.

Early voting concluded on Nov. 1.

Information obtained via Dekalb County Registration & Elections