First Lady of Georgia Sandra Deal catches a ride with Roswell Mayor Jere Wood. Wood has been sued for potentially violating term limits he initiated. (CURTIS COMPTON / CCOMPTON@AJC.COM AJC File Photo)

Roswell Mayor Jere Wood testifies in term limits trial

Roswell Mayor Jere Wood testified Monday in a case that questions his ability to remain in office.

Michael Litten, a Roswell resident, sued Wood last year claiming that the mayor had violated term limits that he had championed. Wood was elected to a fifth term in 2013.

Channel 2's Mike Petchenik reports on how the judge might rule on Channel 2 Action News at 4 p.m.

In 2010, the Roswell city council passed an ordinance saying that the mayor would be limited to three consecutive terms.

Monday, Wood and city attorney David Davidson testified that the term limits weren’t supposed to be retroactive.

The case is being heard in Fulton County Superior Court by Judge Craig Schwall. He asked attorneys to send him briefs supporting their arguments by June 15. A ruling would come after.

To read more about the issues in the case, click here.


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