Lee May, the presiding officer of the DeKalb Commission who often clashed publicly with CEO Burrell Ellis, is the county’s new interim leader.
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Occupation: Political consultant and author, “My God, My Politics.”
Education: Bachelor’s degree, Clark Atlanta University. Master’s degree, divinity, Emory University.
Residence: south DeKalb
Family: Wife Robin, two young daughters
Political Experience: DeKalb County Commissioner since 2000.
The story so far
A DeKalb County grand jury indicted CEO Burrell Ellis on June 18 on 15 criminal counts , 14 of them felonies.
Gov. Nathan Deal, following the recommendation of a three-member panel, removed Ellis from office Tuesday. DeKalb County Commission Presiding Officer was sworn in as acting CEO hours later.
County and staff officials have yet to determine if May must step down from his commission seat to serve as interim CEO.
Ellis is scheduled to be arraigned on July 29.