MORROW—John Lampl looks poised to enter a runoff with Mayor Jeff DeTar in Morrow on Dec. 3.
According to City Manager Sylvia Redic, no candidate in either the mayor's race or the Post 4 council race got 50 percent of the vote, hence the runoff. However, Redic said early voting numbers were not yet included, which could negate the need for a runoff.
Lampl, the former city manager, councilman and Downtown Development Authority director who was removed from office for alleged intimidation, ran for mayor, and was indicted over his handling of Olde Towne Morrow, earned 346 votes, forcing a runoff with incumbent Jeff DeTar at 289. Bonita Crawford got 102 votes.
Van T. Tran beat Post 2 Councilwoman Jeanell Bridges, 371 to 354. Khoa Vuong, with 300 votes, will enter a runoff for Post 4 with incumbent Larry Ferguson, who got 223. Gilda White Hutcheson tallied 208 votes.
Morrow voters said no to an 11 a.m. start for alcohol sales on Sundays, 379 to 338.
They also turned down a proposed nonbinding advisory referendum that would have asked the City Council to consider reducing the $60,000 homestead exemption on ad valorem tax. That measure failed 493 to 229.