Johns Creek Mayor Mike Bodker, right, during a Fulton County transportation meeting. Bodker is seeking re-election this year. 
Photo: BRANDEN CAMP/SPECIAL
Photo: BRANDEN CAMP/SPECIAL

2017 election: N. Fulton city to host forum for its candidates

Before heading to the polls in November, residents of Johns Creek will get the chance to hear from the candidates for mayor and city council posts this month.

A candidate forum will be held on Sept. 17, a Sunday, from 1 to 3 p.m.

It will be held at the Brooklyn Cantina on 9945 Jones Bridge Road, and the free event is hosted by the Johns Creek Post. Karyn Greer, a reporter and anchor with CBS46, will moderate the question-and-answer portion of the forum.

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For Johns Creek, there is competition at every post up for election.

Incumbent mayor Mike Bodker, who has been the city’s mayor since 2006, will face a challenger in Alex Marchetti, a businessman who has lived in the city for more than two decades.

For Post 3 on the city council, Cori Davenport is not seeking re-election, so the race is wide-open between residents Vicki Horton, Richard Holladay, John Bradberry and Mark Venco.

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On Post 5, Chris Jackson is challenging incumbent Stephanie Endres. For Post 1, incumbent Leonard Zaprowski will face a challenger in Issure Yang.

The flier for the forum states there will be a meet-and-greet with candidates at 12:30 p.m. Questions for the candidates can be submitted in advance on the Johns Creek Post website.

The restaurant will serve food during the forum.

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