Voters will decide between incumbent Karen Richardson and Cori Davenport, a newcomer to Johns Creek politics.
This year's hotly contested race resulted in a run-off for the Post 3 seat, with Richardson garnering 31.44 percent of the votes to Davenport's 45.68 percent. Third place finisher Nancy Reineke collected 22.59 percent of the vote.
Voters are to return to the same polling stations open during the Nov. 5 elections. Click here for a Sample Ballot. All voters who were registered to vote before the Oct. 8 deadline are eligible to vote in the Dec. 3 run-off, even if they did not vote on Nov. 5.
Voters with questions about the elections or their voter status should contact the Fulton County Department of Registration and Elections at (404) 730-7020.Do you know how you will vote? Here is a sample of recent comments from Johns Creek residents on the two candidates.
I must comment on Karen Richardson's recent flier that was delivered to my home on Saturday. This was a mudslinging attempt to bring down Cori Davenport. I have been the President of Johns Creek Cheer for the past three years. Karen, I would urge you that before you attempt to smear people - you get your facts straight. Cori Davenport as well as ALL individuals accused in that slanderous channel 2 story were cleared by GHSA through a long investigation done by Fulton Schools. Many of the individuals and athletes alleged in for illegal recruiting are amazing individuals who have gone on to be in the Jr Olympics and recruited by top colleges. That you would go so low to send out a mailer and drag this on is sad and shows that you are not really concerned about running a clean campaign but by smearing the excellence of our local high school's acclaimed Cheer leading program and the very athletes that work so hard to put the great name of Johns Creek High School's cheer program on the map. SHAME ON YOU! If you want the facts and the redacted letter sent by GHSA please check the JCHS roster and call or email me directly. Joyce Krinsky, President JCHS Cheer. - Joyce K.
I would like Cori Davenport to explain why she located her business in Suwanee instead of Johns Creek where she lives. Also, I would like to know what volunteer positions Cori has held within the Johns Creek community and the Johns Creek schools. - JC Resident
This is the first election that I'm seriously considering a write-in vote. If I vote for Cori, it will only be because I want Karen Richardson out. At this point, with all the mud-slinging, I'm not really sure what or who to believe. I can only go with what I can see. I hate everything that Karen Richardson and the other members of the Council did to our city and against our Mayor. But I also don't think Cori Davenport is who we need representing our city. When I think of Cori, I think of expensive donations to candidates who will support her (Lenny and Bodker), advertising on expensive billboards, a twitter picture of her sitting in front of an expensive house, drinking champagne, and wearing expensive jewels (at least she removed the "Diva with Diamonds" remark), her involvement with the Real Housewives franchise, her owning a business that could be, but is not in our city, and reports that the last election was the first she's ever voted in. Our city is in need of serious work and we need serious candidates who will take everything seriously. We don't need pomp and circumstance. It makes me mad to have to vote for someone who stands for so much of what I stand against, but I will likely still do it. - Lu
I have known Karen Richardson for many years and have watched her give so much of her time to volunteer work and to Johns Creek. I was not happy with the timing of the investigation; however, I do not blame Karen. I believe Mike Bodker has probably become a typical politician - one who loves the fame and power. We need Karen on the council to balance out the new council. Cori Davenport and her followers have not answered my questions from my earlier posts. So what has Cori done for Johns Creek? Why didn't she locate her gym here? What volunteer work has she done? She did not seem very knowledgeable at the voter forum while Karen certainly did! I do not want a rich, ditsy person who seems to be all about fame and money on our city council. Karen has been an asset to our city. Let's keep her! - JC Resident
Although the investigation was poorly timed and executed and also yielded nothing, I cannot blame Karen R 100% for it. If there was corruption, we all would want to know. I will be voting for Karen Richardson, because I do think she will be the better choice. Far too many unknowns with Cori D. What is with the sudden interest in politics, when there is no voting record or attendance at meetings? Why is she donating so much money (or at all) to other candidates? This desperation/motivate is highly suspicious. If Cori is on the council, we know she is willing to whip out her checkbook to sway votes. Karen seems the better choice. Ellen Murphy
Run-off Between Richardson, Davenport, Dec. 3
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