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LET'S SHAKE THINGS UP! Mark your Calendars, District 1: It's a Runoff on Dec. 2 and EVERY VOTE COUNTS

There is STILL hope that District 1 has a voice!

Don't fall for the same lines from the same folks voicing the same mantra:  extreme political views are never good for the community as a whole.  That's why they are "extreme."

According to today's AJC, the person who most DeKalb County District 1 residents want to represent them is the ONLY one not running as a Republican OR Democrat.  HOLMES E. PYLES, an 86 year old former federal government employee says he will clean up the mess that others have made of our commission district and, apparently, many people believe in him!  Here are the results:


Holmes E. Pyles       26% 9,250
Nancy Jester (R)      24% 8,657
Wendy Butler (R)    24% 8,367
Tom Owens (R)       13% 4,741
Larry Danese (R)     12% 4,393

A runoff will now take place.


Runoff will decide DeKalb Commission seat photo
Holmes Pyles, candidate for DeKalb County Commission District 1 (Photo: TREY BENTON)
Runoff will decide DeKalb Commission seat photo
Nancy Jester, candidate for DeKalb County Commission District 1
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
The race to replace a disgraced DeKalb County commissioner is heading for a runoff.
Holmes Pyles, a retired state government employee, will face Nancy Jester, an actuarial consultant who previously served on the DeKalb Board of Education.
Pyles, who is 86 years old and has never previously run for office, won the most votes of any of the five candidates in the race.
Pyles and Jester meet in a runoff election Dec. 2 after none of the candidates received a majority of the vote.
The winner will represent more than 140,000 residents in north DeKalb, including Brookhaven, Chamblee, Doraville, Dunwoody and Tucker.
The seat had been held by Commissioner Elaine Boyer for 22 years before she resigned and pleaded guilty in September to a $93,000 fraud scheme.
The 86-year-old Pyles decided to seek the county commission seat to bring honesty to county government.
“They need somebody in there that’s not on the take,” said Pyles, an independent, after deciding to run two months ago.
Pyles has said he would clean up county government and support small businesses.

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