No variable specified
New city council to begin work Dec. 17
December 04, 2012 11:42 PM | 1632 views | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Tuesday’s Brookhaven city council runoff election was marked by big winners, with most races being settled by large margins.

In District 1, Rebecca Williams won with 65 percent of the vote. Bates Mattison won the District 3 seat with 52 percent of the vote.

In the District 4 council race, Joe Gebbia won with 81 percent of the vote.

Jim Eyre, was the first elected official of the new city, having been elected to the District 2 council seat in the Nov. 6 special election.

Mattison said he was proud to be among group of people who he thinks are all like-minded.

“We can stand together to move our city forward better than DeKalb County might have done in the past,” he said.

“I am so excited to be part of this first city council,” said Williams.

Gebbia said he was humbled and proud to be elected to this historic position.

-Staff Writer Nicole Dow contributed to this article.

*We welcome your comments on the stories and issues of the day and seek to provide a forum for the community to voice opinions. All comments are subject to moderator approval before being made visible on the website but are not edited. The use of profanity, obscene and vulgar language, hate speech, and racial slurs is strictly prohibited. Advertisements, promotions, spam, and links to outside websites will also be rejected. Please read our terms of service for full guides