Local blogger and businessman Rick Callihan has filed to join the race for the District 1 at large seat on Dunwoody
Callihan is the third person to join the race for the seat, which already includes and challenger .
"I’ve been very active with local issues the past few years and have decided now is the time to take my involvement to the next level," Callihan said in an emailed statement. "I expect many important issues for our city to come before city council the next few years. I feel strongly that my experience in business and also as a close follower of the city’s actions the past few years provide me the knowledge to make decisions to keep Dunwoody great."
Callihan has lived in Dunwoody since 1998. Before then, he'd lived in Cobb County where he worked as a middle school teacher. After teaching, he started a small business designing and manufacturing weapon accessories for use by military, law enforcement and citizens.
He is a board member of the Dunwoody Homeowners Association, serves on the City of Dunwoody's Parks and Recreation and Transportation committees, a volunteer at the Brook Run Community Garden and served as the Chairman of DeKalb County outreach for the Georgia Republican Party in the 6th Congressional District. He was a former columnist for the Dunwoody Reporter.
Callihan is married to Dee Callihan, a tax manager for an Atlanta CPA firm. They have two daugthers, ages 9 and 11.