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Ellen Eldridge Posted by on November 3, 2015.

Dunwoody voters choose new mayor

Denis Shortal, left, and his son Brian celebrate the Nov. 3 election.

Denis Shortal, left, and his son Brian celebrate the Nov. 3 election. Photos by Phil Mosier.

Former Dunwoody City Councilman Denis Shortal claimed the Dunwoody mayor’s post on Nov. 3, defeating the incumbent Mayor Mike Davis, according to unofficial election returns posted by DeKalb County elections officials.

Also, incumbent Councilman Terry Nall handily won re-election to the District 1 At-Large post by claiming 70 percent of the vote, according to county election officials. Councilmembers Lynn Deutsch and John Henneghan were re-elected without opposition. Pam Tallmadge also was unopposed in her run for the seat on City Council that Shortal had held.

Dunwoody Mayor Mike Davis chats with Jay Kapp.

Dunwoody Mayor Mike Davis chats with Jay Kapp.

The county said Shortal — who resigned his council seat to run for mayor — took 63 percent of the 5,487 votes cast in the Nov. 3 election. Davis received 34 percent of the vote. Two other candidates, Chris Grivakis and Steve Chipka claimed about 2 percent and 1 percent respectively, the county reported.

Dunwoody results did not appear on the Georgia Secretary of State’s website during the evening.

Davis posted this notice on Facebook:

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Councilman John Heneghan recorded and posted Shortal’s acceptance speech: