Patty Berkovitz
Patty Berkovitz

A second candidate has joined the race for Sandy Springs City Council’s District 6 seat.

Patty Berkovitz, is former president and founder of the Sandy Springs Watershed Alliance, has announced she will seek the post in the November municipal elections. Current District 6 Councilwoman Karen Meinzen McEnerny will retire at the end of this term.

Andy Bauman, co-founder of the Sandy Springs Farmers Market, is also running for District 6.

Berkovitz said she’s been volunteering and advocating on behalf of residents since 2000 and grew up in Sandy Springs. In addition to the Watershed Alliance, she is also a former member of the Sandy Springs Council of Neighborhoods. She said she wants to bring that passion for her community to the city council.

“I have a proven track record of knowing and understanding and loving Sandy Springs, and being concerned about how we grow,” Berkovitz said. “I’m not afraid to stand up and defend District 6 when it needs defending.”

Editor’s note: This post has been updated from its previous version to reflect additional information.

Dan Whisenhunt

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