LITHONIA, Ga. Residents in the DeKalb County city of
Lithonia have voted to oust mayor Joyce McKibben in a recall
According to unofficial results, McKibben lost Tuesday's
McKibben was undeterred Tuesday night, questioning the accuracy
of the total and vowing to qualify to run in a Nov. 18 special
election to pick a new mayor. Mayor pro tem Tonya Peterson will act
as mayor until then.
The vote came after months of conflict between the mayor and the
city council. McKibben had held the mayor's office for nine months
in the city of 2,300, winning last November in a four-way race with
just 76 votes.