Mike Davis
Mike Davis

The final unofficial results released by the DeKalb County elections office show Mike Davis has defeated Bob Dallas in the race to be Dunwoody’s next mayor, with all 13 precincts reporting.

Davis collected 3,432 votes, or about 60 percent of the total, to 2,267, or about 40 percent of the total, for Dallas, according to the DeKalb Board of Voter Registrations and Elections.

Davis said his top priority as mayor will be fixing the city’s infrastructure.

“Dunwoody needs to stop buying stuff and start fixing stuff, and my goal is to be a good steward of our resources,” Davis said.

Dallas thanked his supporters.

“If anything, I hope to continue working with all of you to create a better Dunwoody,” Dallas said. “It’s never been about me. It’s been about us.”

For City Council Place 4, Terry Nall unseated incumbent Robert Wittenstein. Nall collected 3,699  votes, or about 65 percent of the total, while  Wittenstein collected 1,980, or about 35 percent.

The DeKalb County election office reported 22.6 percent voter turnout.

Both races began with three candidates and resulted in the runoff election because no candidate received the 50 percent of votes needed to win outright.

On Nov. 8, Dallas lead with 43 percent of the vote. Davis trailed closely at 39 percent.

With 45 percent of the vote, Nall had a slight edge over Wittenstein’s 42 percent in the general election.

The mayoral race took a more negative tone in the days leading up to the Dec. 6 runoff. City officials investigated and dismissed claims that Davis did not have a business license to sell insurance and operate a company in Dunwoody. The claims became issues during the campaign.

Davis attributed his victory to the negativity in the campaign.

“We sent a message to Dunwoody, didn’t we? Dunwoody rejects negative campaigning,” Davis said.  “Now is the time to heal Dunwoody. We need to get back to basics.”

Davis is a businessman who most recently served as the president of My Georgia Doctor, Inc. Nall is president of U.S. insurance subsidiary for Deutsche Bank Private Wealth Management.

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Dan Whisenhunt

Dan Whisenhunt wrote for Reporter Newspapers from 2011 - 2014. He is the founder and editor of Decaturish.com