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Smyrna vacant council seat to be filled by Latonia Hines


The special election runoff for Smyrna City Council for Ward 2 has a winner and its Latonia Hines. Hines, an attorney, and a prosecutor is an executive assistant district attorney in the office of Cobb District Attorney Flynn Broady. Hines defeated Natalie Keng with 201 votes, or 52%, over Keng’s 188 votes, or 48%. 

The open council seat was a result of a vacancy that occurred in February after former Councilman Austin Wagner resigned to take a job in the administration of Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens. 

In the primary election in May, Hines finished first with 31.5% of the votes and Keng came second with 27.6%. The two advanced to the runoff after no candidate received 50 plus one percent of the vote. 


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