Tucker holds first city elections

Catrice Crawford (right), a poll worker, helps LeAnn Strom as her daughter Trina Sims (left) looks at The Ministry Center of First Baptist Church of Tucker on Tuesday. Tucker residents were electing their first mayor and city council members as the historic community prepares to become a full-fledged city. Tucker is the eighth new city formed in metro Atlanta over the last decade. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

Catrice Crawford (right), a poll worker, helps LeAnn Strom as her daughter Trina Sims (left) looks at The Ministry Center of First Baptist Church of Tucker on Tuesday. Tucker residents were electing their first mayor and city council members as the historic community prepares to become a full-fledged city. Tucker is the eighth new city formed in metro Atlanta over the last decade. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

Tucker voters elected their first city government leaders Tuesday.

Frank Auman, a local business owner, won a three-way race to become Tucker's inaugural mayor. He defeated Bruce Jackson and Lorne Cheek.

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. The city will have more than 33,000 residents.

  • Honey Van De Kreke and Bill Rosenfeld will represent east Tucker.
  • North Tucker's city council members are Anne Lerner and Michelle Penkava.
  • 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.

Voters approved incorporating Tucker by a 3-1 margin during a November referendum.

A map of Tucker and candidate informatin is available at tucker2015.com.