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Johns Creek mayor, two councilmembers face opposition in upcoming elections
by Nicole Dow
August 29, 2013 11:14 AM | 4727 views | 7 7 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Former Mayor Pro Tem Bev Miller will run against Mayor Mike Bodker in the Nov. 5 municipal elections.

Miller, who has served on city council since Johns Creek's inception, was required to step down from her role as Post 6 councilwoman upon qualifying as a candidate for mayor. A special election will be held next year to fill the vacant position.

Two city council incumbents will also face opposition in their race for re-election this fall. Leonard Zaprowski, a local chiropractor, will run against Post 1 Councilman Randall Johnson. Nancy Reinecke, a dietitian/nutritionist, and Corinth Davenport, owner of Trinity Athletics, will face off against Post 3 Councilwoman Karen Richardson.

Post 5 Councilwoman Kelly Stewart will be running unopposed.

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simply a voter
September 18, 2013
Voting for Bev Miller will be one of the best things that can happen for Johns Creek. I am tired of all the controversy that Bodker is always involved in.
Re-elect Putin
September 18, 2013
Mike Bodker. Fill er up.
Johns Creek
August 30, 2013
I am very proud of Randall Johnson and all the great work he did on Park Place and Newtown Park. Keep up the good work!

Good luck to Bev Miller. She served the council very well and she deserves to be Johns Creek's next mayor.
3 voters
August 29, 2013
Bev Miller, Randal Johnson, and Karen Richardson have all been excellent council members. Bev Miller deserves the next step up to Mayor, Randal and Karen also need another 4 years. I wish them the best of luck in the election. They will get our votes.
JC Citizen
August 30, 2013
Bev Miller, why announce the day of qualification, resign you position then cost the citizens of JC and Fulton County additional fund to hold a special election.

You are supposed to save us $$$$, not spend $$$$
TO JC Citizen
September 04, 2013
It is required by law that she resign from her council post when she runs for mayor!
September 21, 2013
Bev had two choices:

1. Resign her post before qualifying in the Mayoral Race. In this scenario, her empty council post seat would be filled in the November general election at no additional cost to the taxpayers, however; she wouldn't be able to run for her pwn council seat as a fall back since you can't run for two elected offices at once, or

2. Stay in her council seat until after she qualified. In this scenario, she forces a special election next year to fill her vacated council post at the cost of 200K to the taxpayers, however; this allows her to personally run to get her seat back if she loses her attempt to defeat Bodker.

She picked option #2. The one that served her own self interest and benefit and puts the burden of the 200k special election bill on the taxpayers.

Put the 200k in perspective. That amount is just slightly less than the ENTIRE FY14 City Council budget (all salaries for council and mayor, expenses, social security, operations, training, professional services, etc, etc). 200k is equal to 13 years of a council members compensation to pay for her to run for (1) four year term. It is equal to 8 years of a mayors salary to run for (1) four year term as Mayor. 200k is the same amount as the entire FYI14 city road resurfacing budget as well. It' 200k more than the many things citizens asked for that never even made it to the budget proposal in the first place.

Maybe you think Bev is worth it, but I don't think Bev, or anyone else is worth that expense and financial burden to the community.

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