Metro Atlanta runoff elections: Incumbent mayors ousted

In this 2018 file photo, poll worker Carlos Bennett at Henry W. Grady High School in Atlanta hands out voting stickers as he collects electronic ballot cards. JOHN SPINK/JSPINK@AJC.COM

Voters across metro Atlanta hit the polls Tuesday to decide runoff races for a number of key municipal positions. And it was not a good day to be an incumbent mayor.

All three sitting mayors that were on the ballot — Jack Longino in College Park, Jeff DeTar in Morrow and Donna Pittman in Doraville — appeared to have lost to their challengers.

In Smyrna, Derek Norton appeared to win a very narrow race to succeed retiring longtime mayor Max Bacon.

ExploreLIVE RESULTS FROM TUESDAY’S RUNOFFS

Tuesday's elections, which also included competition for 11 city council spots, were held to decide races that weren't resolved on Nov. 5, usually because a large number of candidates meant nobody won a majority of the votes cast.

All results are unofficial until certified at a later date, but one runoff race for a Morrow City Council seat appeared to end in a tie. The next step was not immediately clear.

Unless otherwise noted, presumed winners are listed below.

Clayton County

College Park

Mayor: Bianca Motley Broom

Morrow

Mayor: John Lampl

City Council Post 4: Larry Ferguson (I) and Khoa Vuong appeared to have the same number of votes.

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Smyrna

Mayor: Derek Norton

City Council Ward 2 (re-vote): Austin Wagner

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Doraville

Mayor: Joseph Geierman

Stonecrest

City Council District 5: Tammy Grimes

Fayette County

Fayetteville

City Council Post 2: Joe Clark

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College Park

Mayor: Bianca Motley Broom

Johns Creek

City Council Post 2: Brian Weaver

City Council Post 4: Chris Coughlin (I)

City Council Post 6: Erin Elwood

Roswell

City Council Post 3: Christine Hall

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Braselton

Town Council District 1: Becky Richardson (I).

Norcross

City Council at-large: Bruce Gaynor

Snellville

City Council Post 2: Solange Destang

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