North DeKalb elects Jester to county commission | www.myajc.com

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North DeKalb elects Jester to county commission | www.myajc.com

Nancy Jester, a Republican who pledged to keep a sharp watch over taxpayer money, won a runoff election Tuesday to represent more than 140,000 North DeKalb County residents as their commissioner.

Jester replaces former DeKalb Commissioner Elaine Boyer, who resigned in disgrace in August and pleaded guilty to federal charges that she defrauded taxpayers of more than $93,000.

Jester, an actuarial consultant who previously served on the DeKalb school board, soundly defeated Holmes Pyles, an 86-year-old retired state government employee who had never before run for office.

She campaigned on promises to clean up DeKalb’s government and provide public access to county finances.

“We’re going to be very transparent,” Jester said. “It’s a new day for District 1. They’re going to get a new level of service and accessibility.”

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