DeKalb Board of Commissioners to introduce new member

The DeKalb County Board of Commissioners will host an meeting 10 a.m. Friday to introduce District 1 Commissioner-elect Nancy Jester to the public.

A Republican, Jester defeated independent Holmes Pyles in a runoff election Tuesday.

Jester replaces Elaine Boyer, who pleaded guilty to defrauding taxpayers of $93,000 and resigned in August.

She will represent more than 140,000 people in Brookhaven, Chamblee, Doraville, Dunwoody, Tucker and surrounding areas.

Jester ran on a platform promising to be a watchdog over taxpayer money and give the public online access to government financial records.

The runoff election was needed because none of the five candidates in the Nov. 4 election received more than 50 percent of the vote.

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