Former Doraville City Councilwoman Donna Pittman won a runoff election on July 19 to become the city’s new mayor.
Pittman, who served as acting mayor for a few months until resigning to run for the mayor’s position, said she is elated about the opportunity to move the city forward.
Approximately 550 Doraville voters went to the polls and Pittman earned 52.8 percent of the votes while political rookie Carol Gilman received 47.2 percent. Gilman spent 30 years in the business world in accounting, auditing, banking, internal consulting and business consulting before retiring a few years ago.
Doraville held the election to fill the remaining term of former mayor Ray Jenkins who died in February.
Because Pittman’s term expires at the end of the year, she will be up for re-election in November.