Recorded Monday, September 27, 2021

District 1 | District 2 | District 3 | District 4 | District 5 | District 6 | Mayoral Race

Watch the video of the entire forum here.

A Sandy Springs mayoral candidate forum, recorded on September 27, 2021

Hosted by the Sandy Springs Perimeter Chamber of Commerce and Reporter Newspapers. In partnership with Atlanta Civic Circle and WABE.


Race | DistrictApproximate TimeCandidates
District 16:35 p.m.Megan Harris
John Paulson (I)
District 26:50 p.m.Melody Kelley
Linda Trickey
District 37: 05 p.m.Melissa Mular
Leslie Mullis
Eric Newberg
District 47: 30 p.mTochie Blad
Vernon Graham
Jody Reichel (I)
Michelle Sullivan
District 58:00 p.m.Tibby DeJulio (I)
Colin Hubbard
District 68:15 p.m.Andy Bauman (I)
Jeff Howe
Mayor8:30 p.m.Dontaye Carter
Rusty Paul (I)
Updated 8/14/2021

How to Watch


A video of the entire forum is available here.


This forum will be a question & answer format with all questions coming from our moderators. The public can submit questions in advance and the moderators will use their judgement to work those questions into the event.

Host & Moderators

Lisa Rayam


Lisa Rayam, a broadcast veteran with strong ties to the Atlanta community, is host of “Morning Edition” and can be heard Monday through Friday from 6 – 10 a.m.

You probably know her from her 21 years at Fox 5, where she was a reporter and anchor of the noon and 6 p.m. newscasts. During her tenure there, Lisa developed a reputation as a tenacious, well-connected reporter and trusted anchor.  She brings to our team a wealth of experience, extensive contacts and credibility that comes from covering the biggest news stories in our city for 20+ years.

Tammy Joyner

democracy reporter, atlanta civic circle

Tammy Joyner is the Democracy reporter for Atlanta Civic Circle, an online, nonprofit publication.

She is an Atlanta-based journalist whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Washington Post, Glamour Magazine, Reader’s Digest, Daily Kos, The Atlanta Business Chronicle, Delta Sky Magazine, and other publications.

Before becoming a freelance journalist in 2017, she worked at The Charlotte Observer, The Detroit News, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. While at The AJC, she was a business reporter and editor.

She is a University of Michigan 2003-2004 Knight-Wallace Journalism Fellow.

Amy Wenk

editor, reporter newspapers

Amy Wenk joined as editor in May, 2021. She previously spent eight years as a lead reporter for the Atlanta Business Chronicle.

Wenk began her career in community news. She worked as an editor for AOL, where she launched news site in Midtown Atlanta. She also served as staff writer for Reporter Newspapers.