Avondale Estates Commissioner Adela Yelton recently announced she won’t seek re-election this November. Elected in 2015, Yelton is one of two commissioners, along with Mayor Jonathan Elmore, whose seat is up for grabs this year. Qualifying is in August.
Elmore announced in February that he is running again. So far no challengers have emerged.
Commissioner Brian Fisher reiterated Wednesday night (May 15) he won’t make his decision until late June, adding that “I truly don’t know which way I’ll go.”
Yelton previously had a 15-year corporate career in tax and human resources. She is also one of the original eight founding members of The Museum School of Avondale Estates, which opened in 2010.
During her time on the Board of Mayor and Commissioners Yelton and Elmore helped launch an education committee to attempt closing the gap between the city and the DeKalb County school system.
In her announcement Yelton wrote, “I have decided not to seek re-election as Commissioner this year. I make this announcement now to allow other qualified, forward-thinking candidates who love our community to proactively prepare for the election in the fall.”
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