City of East Point elects new mayor

East Point Councilmember Deana Holiday Ingraham is the new mayor of East Point. CONTRIBUTED

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East Point Councilmember Deana Holiday Ingraham is the new mayor of East Point. CONTRIBUTED

East Point Councilmember Deana Holiday Ingraham (Ward D) defeated Clyde K. Mitchell to become the next mayor of East Point. With 2,253 votes to Mitchell’s 1,220, Ingraham took 64.87 percent of the votes, according to election results.

By professsion, Ingraham is an attorney and is currently a director in the juvenile justice system. She began her service to the community by serving as an East Point Building Authority board member, a member of the East Point Airport Noise Task Force and in serving as a board member of the East Point Main Street Association.

In 2014 she served as Provisional Mayor Pro Tem and she has served on the Budget Committee and Human Resources Committee since taking office.

No stranger to local government, Mitchell served the City of East Point as Mayor Pro Tempore, Councilman of Ward D, Commissioner on the Planning and Zoning Board, and member of the Business and Industrial Development Authority.

Councilmember Nanette Saucier (Ward C At-Large) retained her post against challenger former East Point Mayor Earnestine Pittman. Saucier garnered 1,890 votes to Pittman’s 1,455.