General Election Qualifying Information

A General Election for the City Dunwoody will be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 for the purpose of electing a Mayor and three (3) members of City Council.

The City of Dunwody will conduct a General Election on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 for the purpose of electing a Mayor and three (3) members of City Council.  The position of Mayor is currently held by Denis Shortal.  The City Council posts to be voted on are City Council Post 4 (District 1 at Large), currently held by Terry Nall, City Council Post 5 (District 2 at Large), currently held by Lynn Deutsch, and City Council Post 6 (District 3 at Large), currently held by John Heneghan.  

All persons desiring to run for the Office of Mayor or City Council shall qualify at City Hall, 4800 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody, Georgia 30338, in the office of the City Clerk, beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, August 19, 2019 and ending at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 (Georgia Code 21-2-132.)  The qualifying fee for the office of Mayor is $480.00 (3% of the total gross salary of the preceding year) and the qualifying fee for the office of City Council is $360.00  (3% of the total gross salary of the preceding year.)  All qualifying fees shall be paid at the time of qualifying (Georgia Election Code 21-2-131.)

If a runoff election is necessary, the runoff election will be held on Tuesday, December 3, 2019.    

The qualifications to run for office include: candidate must be a resident of the City of Dunwoody for a continuous period of at least 12 months immediately prior to the date of the election; candidate must continue to reside in the City of Dunwoody during their period of service; candidate must continue to be registered and qualified to vote in the municipal elections of the City of Dunwoody.  In addition, no person will be eligible to serve as a council member representing a council district unless that person has been a resident of the district they seek to represent for a continuous period of at least six months immediately prior to the date of the election and continues to reside in their district during their period of service.

For questions or for more information please contact Sharon Lowery, City Clerk, at 678-382-6711 or sharon.lowery@dunwoodyga.gov