Roswell elections end with 3 runoffs

Mayor, council seats remain up for grabs



ROSWELL, Ga. — The election season is not over in Roswell after more than half of the eligible seats ended election night Nov. 7 in a runoff. No one candidate was able to net the majority vote necessary to win seats for mayor, Post 3 or Post 5.

Contests for Post 4 and Post 5, however, have been decided. Marie Willsey has been selected as the new City Council member for Post 4, with 58 percent of the vote, and Matthew Tyser will serve on Post 5, with 55 percent of the vote. Lori Henry and Lee Jenkins will square off Dec. 5 to replace Jere Wood as Roswell mayor. According to unofficial poll results, Henry led with 38 percent and Jenkins followed second with 30 percent of the vote.

Matt Judy and Karen Parrish will likewise face one another during the Dec. 5 runoff for Roswell City Council Post 6. Judy fell just short of winning a majority, with 49 percent, while Parrish had 38 percent.

The Post 3 special election, which was packed full with six candidates, unsurprisingly has also ended in a runoff. Both Sean Groer and Mike Nyden will be on the ballot Dec. 5. The two nearly tied at 26 and 29 percent, respectively.

All three runoffs will be held Dec. 5. Early voting will be held Nov. 27 through Dec. 1, but polling locations have yet to be determined.

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