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Updated: Rick Callihan Joins District 1 at Large Race

Callihan, a local blogger and businessman, will take on incumbent Robert Wittenstein and challenger Terry Nall

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 .

Callihan, who runs the local blog Dunwoody Talk and is Director of Operations for AmeriGlo, filed for the position early Friday afternoon.

"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.

Rebecca Barria September 03, 2011 at 10:02 PM
This will be an interesting race!
Tomato September 06, 2011 at 07:25 PM
Susan, What took you so long to sling some mud? Wittenstein's campaign did it to Mallard last election. I have never seen any negative remarks about businesses on his blog. He seems to promote quite a few places around town, not insult them.
Make Mine a Double September 06, 2011 at 11:27 PM
I value having someone who sticks to his opinion instead of changing his mind every meeting when someone shows up with a different opinion. Go Rick!
Dunwoody! September 07, 2011 at 01:09 AM
Why happened to all the other comments?
Noelle September 07, 2011 at 01:11 AM
I just noticed that too @Dunwoody!--some of the original comments are gone. They are people's OPINIONS, people.
clarence September 07, 2011 at 03:53 PM
good luck to all the candidates. please keep dunwoody's interests--and not your own-- at heart. though, it's politics...so...whatever

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