A rookie to politics captured the most votes in Doraville’s mayoral election, but not enough to win outright.
Carol Gilman, a resident of Doraville since 2007, said she is happy with the results.
“I’ve got to be pleased with myself,” said Gilman, who spent 30 years in the business world in accounting, auditing, banking, internal consulting and business consulting before retiring a few years ago. “This is my maiden voyage.”
Gilman garnered 43 percent of the vote, while former city council members Donna Pittman and Thomas Hart received 42 percent and 15 percent, respectively.
Doraville held the election on June 21 to fill the remaining term of former mayor Ray Jenkins, who died in February. Pittman served as acting mayor for a few months until resigning to run for the mayor’s position.
A runoff election is scheduled for July 19.