Voters also chose from a field of 16 candidates running for six city council seats. Tucker will have three city council districts, with two representatives from each district.
- Honey Van De Kreke and Bill Rosenfeld will represent east Tucker.
- In north Tucker, Anne Lerner and Michelle Penkava won city council seats.
- Both west Tucker races are heading to runoffs March 29 after none of the candidates won a majority. Katherine Atteberry will face Matt Robbins, and Susan Wood will run against Noelle Monferdini.
Three of Tucker's initial leaders — Auman, Penkava and Lerner — were deeply involved in the area's incorporation. They pushed the Georgia General Assembly to approve the cityhood referendum last year, and then they talked with residents about the benefits of cityhood.
The mayor’s salary will be $20,000, and the council members will be paid $14,000 annually.
“We have an opportunity to start from scratch,” said Jan Price, a Tucker resident, after voting at The Ministry Center of First Baptist Church of Tucker. “I’m hoping the city will improve quality of life.”
Tucker will start with a small government that provides three services: parks and recreation, planning and zoning, and code enforcement. DeKalb County's government will continue to provide police and other services.
“I’m excited,” said Todd Robinson after casting his ballot. “I feel there’s going to be change and growth — and maybe new restaurants.”
Though cityhood is new to Tucker, the area has been a well-defined community in the metro area since the Tucker Post Office opened June 25, 1892.