§ 5. Chief executive.  


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  • (a)

    The chief executive of DeKalb County shall be a citizen of this state, at least thirty (30) years of age and shall have been a resident of DeKalb County for at least five (5) years immediately prior to taking office. The chief executive shall be elected by a majority of the electors voting from the county at large. The chief executive shall be nominated and elected pursuant to Code Title 34 known as the "Georgia Election Code" [O.C.G.A. § 21-2-1 et seq.], as now or hereafter amended.

    (b)

    The first chief executive shall be elected as provided in subsection (a) hereof at the general election of 1984, and shall take office on the first day of January, 1985, for a term of four (4) years. Future successors shall be elected at the general election immediately preceding the expiration of the term of office and shall take office on the first day of January immediately following the election for a term of four (4) years. Each chief executive shall serve until the successor is elected and qualified.

    (c)

    Any person elected chief executive shall not be eligible to serve more than two (2) consecutive full terms of office. In the event a person fills a vacancy in the office of chief executive as provided in section 6 of this act, such person shall be eligible for election to two (2) full consecutive terms of office as chief executive. When a person has served two (2) full consecutive terms of office as chief executive, such person shall not again be eligible to hold said office until such person has been out of office as chief executive for at least four (4) years.

(Acts 1981, p. 4304, § 1)