Grimes elected to Stonecrest District 5 Council seat

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Tammy Grimes is celebrating her victory and ready to serve on the Stonecrest City Council.

Grimes, an instructional support specialist for the DeKalb County School District, defeated Dave Marcus, a retired strategic planner and financial analyst, in the Dec. 3 runoff for the Stonecrest District 5 City Council seat.

Grimes said she is looking forward to “working with the citizens, mayor and City Council to make “Stonecrest proud.”

“Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!  I am humbled by all of the support that has been shown to me and my campaign during the November election and the December runoff.  I stand ready willing and able to serve!!  Running this campaign has truly been a humbling experience,” said Grimes, who said she was trying to shake off a cold after stomping for votes in frigid temperatures on Election Day.

Grimes received 53.73 percent (209 votes), while Marcus received 46.7 percent (180 votes), according to unofficial results from DeKalb County elections officials. Voter turnout for the runoff was low, as predicted by elections officials. Only 4.2 percent of the 9,189 registered voters in District 5 participated in the special election, which was held to fill the unexpired term of Diane Adoma, who ran unsuccessfully against Mayor Jason Lary. Adoma placed third in the three-way race for mayor.

Grimes’ swearing-in ceremony has not yet been set. The ceremony will be announced to the public after DeKalb officials certify the elections results on Dec. 13, city officials said.

Councilwoman-elect Grimes met with the mayor and other city officials on Dec. 4 during a welcome and introduction tour at City Hall.

The Stonecrest City Council will have a work session meeting on Dec. 9, 6 p.m., at City Hall. The regular City Council meeting will follow at 7 p.m. To view the meeting agenda, visit

Tammy Grimes thanks the community:

 Greetings to the Residents of District 5 & the City of Stonecrest!

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!  I am humbled by all of the support that has been shown to me and my campaign during the November election and the December runoff.  I stand ready willing and able to serve!!  Running this campaign has truly been a humbling experience.

To the five candidates who ran this race with me – Thank you!  “Thank you” for running your campaigns with decency and for offering yourselves to serve our community.

To my District 5 Constituents, “Thank You” does not begin to express my sincere gratitude and appreciation for you and the citizens of Stonecrest. The trust you have demonstrated in electing me will be shown in my commitment to serve all of you with transparency, dignity & humility.

During this campaign, I shared that this job could not be done alone. Together, we can make Stonecrest a place where the citizens are Educated, Informed, Included, Engaged, and Knowledgeable about the direction and happenings in our city. You sharing your vision with me is very important.

I look forward to respectfully working with the Citizens, the Mayor and the City Council to make us all “Stonecrest Proud!”

Serving All,

Tammy L. Grimes
Councilwoman Elect District 5
City of Stonecrest

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