By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support local journalism.
City elections, ESPLOST on ballot for next Tuesday
FAYI election

On Tuesday, Nov. 5, the municipal general election for the City of Dawsonville will decide the race for Mayor and lock up the two city council posts up for election.

Incumbent Mike Eason and challenger Durant Wright will face off for the position of Mayor.

Eason, who was appointed acting Mayor in 2017 after former Mayor James Grogan was impeached, won the special election to fill the role the following March.

Much of Eason’s campaign was built around continuing projects he had started during his time as Mayor — Main Street Park, the farmers’ market, and revamping city ordinances.

Wright, who recently moved to Dawsonville, has focused his campaign around increasing business and infrastructure in the city.

Wright is a political outsider with no public service experience, but believes his business experience and political science education give him the skills he needs to do the job.

City Council posts 1 and 3 are both up for election, and both feature an incumbent running unopposed — Caleb Phillips represents Post 1 and John Walden represents Post 3.

Despite most of the election being geared towards the city, county voters who do not live within city limits are still encouraged to get out and vote on Tuesday.

Voters from anywhere in the county can vote on the ESPLOST referendum The referendum poses a one percent special local option sales tax that would fund capital projects for the school district.