ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Incumbent Donald Mitchell was announced the victor of the Nov. 5 vote for Alpharetta City Council. Challenger Doug DeRito admitted defeat after a recount Nov. 13 confirmed Mitchell's victory by a scant seven votes.
Mitchell squeaked out the win with 1,079 to 1,072.
Just fewer than 7 percent of the electorate voted in the election, for a total of 2,178 people. There are 31,290 registered voters in the city. The other two incumbents for Alpharetta City Council, Chris Owens and Mike Kennedy, both ran unopposed.