On the surface there can’t be two more polar opposites than incumbent Joe Gebbia and Dale Boone, squaring off for Brookhaven city council, District 4.
Gebbia was first elected as one of the city’s original council members in 2012, then re-elected to a full four-year term in 2013. According to his website he runs Health Matters Inc., an online natural goods wholesale business, the result of a decision to lead a healthier lifestyle 15 years ago.
Boone on the other hand, who ran for mayor last year and lost, once set a world record for eating 10 hot dogs in two minutes, 55 seconds.
Indeed, according to his Wikipedia entry, he holds a total 52 world records in competitive eating, including the consumption of 28 reindeer sausages in 12 minutes and 274 Russian dumplings in six minutes.
The entry adds, however, that outside of competitions, Boone reportedly adheres to a ‘strict diet’.
In the only other Brookhaven race, incumbent John Park is unopposed for city council, District 2. A graduate of Decatur High and Emory University, Park was initially elected in November 2014.
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