Ernst was elected to his second term last November by a large margin, winning two thirds of the vote. He has not said whether he would run for a third term if voters choose to remove his term limit.
A 2018 analysis by the Georgia Municipal Association found it’s fairly uncommon for a Georgia city to set mayoral term limits. Only about 4% of Georgia’s nearly 540 cities have set mayoral term limits, the GMA found.
Larger, urban cities are more likely to have term limits. Atlanta, Savannah, Augusta and Macon all hold their mayors to a limit of two four-year terms. So do some smaller metro Atlanta cities like Alpharetta, Dunwoody and Peachtree City, according to the GMA.
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