Eric Christ wins Peachtree Corners post 2 council seat

Eric Christ, 48, defeated Stephen Peet, 60, to win Peachtree Corners’ Post 2 council seat in the special election held May 24. Christ collected 632 votes while Peet captured 325 votes. The final votes included absentee and early voter ballots.

“I am humbled and grateful for those who voted for me,” Christ said. “I will bring to the city council the ideas and suggestions I heard while knocking on doors during my campaign.”

The special election was called in March after the Post 2 council seat was vacated when Jay Lowe, who had served as councilmember since the city was founded, resigned to run for the state representative seat for District 95.

The mayor and council members for Posts 1, 3, 4, 5 and 6 have held their seats since the city incorporated in July 2012. Christ will be sworn into office at the next city council meeting on June 21.