Dunwoody will see something this fall it hasn’t seen since it first became a city: a city election with candidates running against one another.
During the August 29-Sept. 2 qualifying period, three candidates filed to run for mayor in the Nov. 8 election. Six others filed for the three City Council seats up for election.
Here are the candidates who filed to run for city posts in November.
Three candidates seek the post held by Mayor Ken Wright, who announced earlier this year that he would not run for reelection.
Dallas is a lawyer. He chairs the Dunwoody Planning Commission and served on the board of Dunwoody Yes!, the group that promoted the city’s incorporation effort. He is the former director of the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.
Davis is the owner of Asset Preservation Group, which specializes in life and long term care insurance. He was a board member of Dunwoody Yes!, the group that promoted the city’s incorporation effort.
Jackson is the owner of Pegasus Aviation International, Inc. He is a past president of the Dunwoody Homeowners Association and a former member of the Peachtree Charter Middle School governance council.
Three council positions are on the ballot in November. Candidates for each post must live in the election district tied to the post, but they run citywide. Three candidates, including the incumbent, are seeking the Post 4 seat. Two candidates filed for the Post 5 seat now held by City Councilman Danny Ross, who decided not to seek reelection. City Councilman John Heneghan filed for reelection and faces no opposition.
Callihan, a business owner, is a member of the board of the Dunwoody Homeowners Association and a former columnist for the Dunwoody Reporter.
Nall is an accountant and president of the U.S. insurance subsidiary for Deutsche Bank Private Wealth Management.
Robert Wittenstein (I)
Wittenstein, vice president of software development for a healthcare company, is seeking re-election to the seat he currently holds on City Council.
Deutsch serves on the Dunwoody Planning Commission and has been a member of the board of the Dunwoody Homeowners Association.
Kerry de Vallette
De Vallette, founder and principal of a sales and marketing firm, is a former president and vice president of the Dunwoody Homeowners Association.
John Heneghan (I)
Heneghan, a senior manager for the U.S. Department of Transportation, is unopposed as he seeks reelection. Heneghan also blogs extensively about Dunwoody issues and activities.