JOHNS CREEK – There will be a new face sitting behind the dais in the Johns Creek City Council chambers in a few weeks.
Kelly Stewart won the City Council runoff election Nov. 30, with 58.98 percent of the vote. Her opponent, Tim Jennette, received 41.02 percent of the vote.
With nearly 3,000 Johns Creek residents voting in the runoff election, Stewart received 1,766 votes and Jennette received 1,228 votes.
“I am very honored, humbled and very excited about this,” said Stewart, who will take the oath for the Post 5 seat in a few weeks.
Stewart said she’s looking forward to becoming a City Council member, making a difference, serving residents and listening to what they want.
“I campaigned with conservative values and a strong work ethic – that’s what they’ll get from me,” she said.
Stewart added she and her husband went to dinner with her campaign volunteers on election night as a token of appreciation for their hard work. She said Mayor Mike Bodker, the city attorney, several current council members and her opponent, Jennette, stopped by to wish her congratulations.
Jennette said he will “absolutely” stay involved in Johns Creek.
“I’ve been involved since the beginning,” he said. “I’ve enjoyed my service, and will continue to keep serving the community.”