Henry, 62, will move just a few seats down in the council chambers when she takes office. The graduate of Ohio State University was serving out an unexpired term for the Post 4 seat, following the resignation of Kent Igleheart. Henry also previously served on the council from 2001 to 2009.
This was Henry’s second time running for mayor of Roswell. She launched an unsuccessful campaign for the office in 2009, but was defeated by Jere Wood.
Jenkins is a businessman and the founder and pastor of Eagles Nest Church. The 56-year-old is a graduate of the University of Tennessee, where he played football and was eventually drafted by the New York Giants.
In the council races that went to the runoff, Groer topped Mike Nyden by 858 votes to win the Post 3 seat, which Horton gave up to run for mayor. In the Post 6 race to succeed Nancy Diamond, who did not seek re-election, Judy edged out Karen Parrish by 2,208 votes.
In the November election, Matthew Tyser and Marie Willsey won council seats outright. Tyser will take the Post 5 seat to succeed Jerry Orlans, who did not seek re-election, and Willsey will succeed Henry as the Post 4 councilmember.
Henry is Roswell’s third mayor since 1967, following two men who served long terms. She is a mother, a wife, the owner of a small business and has lived in Roswell for more than 35 years.
"Roswell needs my leadership right now," Henry told Channel 2's Mike Petchenik. "We have just been doing things a certain way for so many years, and I think we need to look at things in a new light. I think I can hit the ground running."