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2019 Local Elections Run Off Results

December 5, 2019

The December 3rd Runoff Elections saw several incumbent Mayors unseated, but REALTOR® Champion candidates faired well.

REALTOR® supported Derek Norton won the open Mayor's seat in Smyrna. It marks the first time in 60 years someone outside of Mayor Max Bacon's family has served as Mayor of the Cobb city. Other REALTOR® backed city council candidates were victorious, Brian Weaver (Johns Creek) and Christine Hall (Roswell). Doraville Mayor Donna Pittman was unsuccessful in retaining her seat. She lost to former Doraville City Council Member Joseph Geierman.

One of the biggest shockers was longtime College Park Mayor Jack Longino being unseated by political newcomer Bianca Motley Broom. Johns Creek Councilman Chris Coughlin survived a tough challenge and first time candidate Erin Elwood will also be joining the Johns Creek council.

About the PCBR Market Brief

The Pickens County Board of REALTORS® (PCBR)  Market Brief is compiled by First Multiple Listing Service (FMLS). For more information on details of this month's report, please contact the Board at 770.866.1397.

*Each month, the numbers reported for the previous month are updated to reflect additional recordings.

About the Pickens County Board of REALTORS®

The Pickens County Board serves as a central source of information for our members and our main focus are real estate education, the promotion of professionalism in our industry and representing our REALTOR® members with legislative initiatives to create positive change for the real estate community. Throughout its history, the Pickens County Board has exerted its influence in civic affairs in its capacity of representing a substantial segment of the business community across the Pickens area. The Board has contributed to various charities over the years by hosting fundraisers.

About First Multiple Listing Service

First Multiple Listing Service (FMLS) is the premier data services provider for real estate professionals in Georgia. FMLS was founded in 1957 by a group of Brokers who wanted to share their listings and connect buyers and sellers.  Today FMLS is the largest MLS in Georgia & the 4th largest MLS in the United States, serving nearly 54,000 real estate Agents & Brokers.  For additional information or to start a discussion about how to partner with FMLS please contact join@fmls.com.

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