Eason reelected Mayor, ESPLOST wins voter approval



Dawsonville, Ga. – Incumbent Dawsonville Mayor Michael M. Eason easily beat back a challenge from newcomer Durant Wright in Tuesday’s municipal election.

Eason, who was appointed mayor in 2017 then won a special election in March 2018, received 276 votes to Wright’s 118.

Wright is a young business entrepreneur who manages several family businesses, including convenience stores and storage facilities.

Another newcomer, John H. Walden, ran unopposed for Post 3 on the city council. Incumbent Post 1 City Councilman Caleb Phillips also ran unopposed.

Dawson County voters approved the $48 million Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax by a vote of 966 to 284.


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