John Ernst and Linley Jones claimed easy victories in Brookhaven city elections.
Ernst took 88 percent of the votes cast, according to returns reported by the Georgia Secretary of State, and handily defeated challenger Dale Boone. The two sought the seat vacated by the incumbent Mayor Rebecca Chase Williams, who decided not seek re-election.
Ernst supporters packed a Dresden Drive restaurant to total the results as they were reported precinct by precinct.
“There’s no more ‘Brookhaven Yes’ or ‘Brookhaven No,’” Ernst said, referring to committees that promoted or objected to creation of the city in 2012. “There’s just Brookhaven. I look forward to a better Brookhaven.”
Ernst, a former chairman of the DeKalb County Ethics Commission, would become the city’s third mayor.
Jones outpolled her opponent, Eve Erdogan, by nearly four to one in the race for the District 1 seat on City Council, according to the Secretary of State’s website.
“I’m very excited about the next four years,” Jones said as her celebration party wound down. “We have so much that we can achieve in the next four years that it’s a real opportunity to help shape this city.”
District 3 City Councilman Bates Mattison was re-elected without opposition.
Here are the results, as reported on the Secretary of State’s website:
|Mayor – Brookhaven|
|12 of 12 Precincts Reporting|
|Percent||Votes||D. BOONE||12.62%||482||J. A. ERNST JR.||87.38%||3,338||3,820|
|J. A. ERNST JR.||87.38%||3,338|
|City Council, District 1|
|4 of 4 Precincts Reporting|
|Percent||Votes||E. ERDOGAN||21.35%||413||L. JONES (I)||78.65%||1,521||1,934|
|L. JONES (I)||78.65%||1,521|
|City Council, District 3|
|5 of 5 Precincts Reporting|
|Percent||Votes||B. MATTISON (I)||100.00%||674||674|
|B. MATTISON (I)||100.00%||674|