Meet Alpharetta’s newest councilman

1:28 p.m Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017 Neighborhoods
CITY OF ALPHARETTA
Ben Burnett defeated Ben Easterling in the election for the Post 2 council seat in Alpahretta. The Samford graduate will succeed Mike Kennedy.

Ben Burnett won the only contested race in Alpharetta this election cycle.

Burnett was facing Ben Easterling for the Post 2 seat on the city council. Burnett got 60 percent of the vote to Easterling’s 39 percent.

Incumbent councilmen Chris Owens and Donald Mitchell were also up for re-election, but faced zero challengers and retained their seats.

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In total, 3,704 votes were cast in the Post 2 council race in Alpharetta.

Burnett, 34, works in the technology industry and holds a degree from Samford University. He and his wife have three children. Prior to seeking the Post 2 seat, he served on the planning commission in Alpharetta.

In October, Burnett told the AJC he got into the race because “the density and traffic is choking the average homeowner who put a stake in the ground.”

Burnett succeeds Mike Kennedy on the council, who did not seek re-election.

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