Mitchell wins LaGrange City Council District 1 race

Published 9:54 pm Tuesday, November 5, 2019

The results are in, and voters chose incumbent LaGrange City Council Member Mark Mitchell to serve another four years on the council.

Mitchell received 929 votes. Challenger Curtis Brown received 295 votes, and Latasha Dudley received 69 votes.

“I’d just like to thank the citizens of District 1 for having the confidence in me to serve another term, and I appreciate them coming out and voting for me,” Mitchell said.

Mitchell, a retired Georgia State Trooper, has served on the LaGrange City Council since 2016. During the campaign, Mitchell emphasized public safety needs, encouraging economic development and supporting residential growth.

Both Brown and Dudley congratulated Mitchell on his victory, and they said that they hope to work with him to improve the LaGrange community.

“Congratulations to Mark Mitchell on his victory,” Brown said. “I look forward to working with him in the community. It was a good, clean election, and I appreciate that we kept this above board. I wish him the best second term and look forward to working with him to make LaGrange the best city that it can be for all citizens.”

Brown said that he hopes to see the city continue to invest resources in programs that benefit all citizens and that the city council will be good stewards of its wealth and resources.

Dudley shared similar thoughts.

“I look forward to working with him in the community, even though I didn’t win,” Dudley said.

Council members LeGree McCamey and Willie Edmondson both won in unopposed races. McCamey received 295 votes, and Edmondson received 307 votes.