The election results confirming Vanessa Fleisch won the runoff for the mayor’s seat were formally approved by the Peachtree City Council Thursday night.
Fleisch won with 72 percent of the vote over challenger and former Mayor Harold Logsdon. The two were runoff opponents because none of the five candidates in the field got more than 50 percent of the vote as required to win election.
In January, Fleisch will move two chairs over on the council dais and a bit more into the spotlight as she is sworn in to start her four-year term.
At the same time, current Mayor Don Haddix will be exiting the limelight on Dec. 31 as his four-year term comes to a conclusion. Haddix got just over 5 percent of the vote in the Nov. 5 general election, surpassed at the polls by all four of the other candidates.
With Fleisch at the helm, council will take on a new look as Mike King recently took over the unexpired term left by George Dienhart’s unsuccessful mayoral run. Another new face on council takes office in January, former Peachtree City Police Captain Terry Ernst.