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2013 Election: Dunwoody City Council District 1, Post 1
by LaTria Garnigan
October 23, 2013 01:45 PM | 1362 views | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend | print
David Davis
David Davis
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Henly Shelton
Henly Shelton
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Denis Shortal
Denis Shortal
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With the Nov. 5 general municipal election getting closer, the Neighbor asked candidates their take on why they are seeking election and what they hope to accomplish.

Below are responses from the candidates for the Dunwoody City Council District 1 Post 1 seat.

David Davis, 50
Occupation: Business owner
Residency: five years

Why did you decide to run for this post?
“I am running for city council because I believe I can serve as an active voice for the residents of Dunwoody. My desire is to focus on the positive aspects of our great city and as your council member I will preserve Dunwoody for generations to come. I am a small business owner and father of two young boys and I believe that I have what it takes to serve the residents of District 1.”

What are your top goals you would like to accomplish if elected?
- Focus on public safety
- Keep taxes low
- Avoid costly litigation and spending on unproven projects

Where would you like to see the city in 10 years?
“I would like to see that Dunwoody has remained a great place to live and raise a family. The priorities are simple — keep it safe and keep taxes low. If we can do this, I know we will be successful.”


Henly Shelton, 64
Occupation: Business
Residency: 28 years

Why did you decide to run for this post?
“Citizens believe the city is on the wrong tract and I agree. They have engaged in sweetheart deals with developers and used zoning to grandfather in projects which have a negative impact on our school system. Project scope creep and studies that wasted taxpayer dollars are rampant.”

What are your top goals you would like to accomplish if elected?
- Low taxes
- Stop the broken promises
- More emphasis on paving, fixing pot holes and supporting the schools.

Where would you like to see the city in 10 years?
“As a city council we really can only effect zoning, however, I will work to support the citizens where excellent education is assured in Dunwoody.”


Denis Shortal [incumbent]
Occupation: Retired marine and airline pilot
Residency: 27 years

Why did you decide to run for re-election?
“To continue to make positive progress across the entire spectrum of citizen services and infrastructure of the city within the fiscal capabilities of our revenues while keeping taxes low. To represent the citizens themselves and not be tied to the political agenda of a political party.”

How long have you occupied this seat?
“It will be five years in December.”

What are your top goals you would like to accomplish if re-elected?
“I have more than three but will list four. To enhance the quality of life for our all our citizens, to improve the infrastructure of the city across the entire spectrum, protect the quality of life in the residential neighborhoods and to keep our financial house in order while keeping taxes low.”

Where would you like to see the city in 10 years?
“To have our own city of Dunwoody School System while keeping each school at its current location, enhancing the physical structure of each school building to meet the school safety guidelines and be able to accommodate the students without trailers.”

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