Newnan Council swears in new member

by Celia Shortt


Dustin Koritko is sworn in Tuesday as a Newnan City Council member by his pastor, Gregg Katz. From left are Koritko’s wife, Lauren, holding their son Cade, daughter Madison, Koritko, son Will, and Katz. 

Dustin Koritko was sworn in as the newest member of the Newnan City Council at the first meeting of 2014 Tuesday afternoon.

The oath was administered in the Newnan City Council chambers at city hall on LaGrange Street.

His seat is a newly-created post which oversees District 1, covering the eastern part of the city — everything east of Newnan Crossing Boulevard from Bullsboro Drive to Lower Fayetteville Road, and everything east of Interstate 85 south of Lower Fayetteville Road.

Koritko and his family moved to Newnan three years ago, following his deployment in Iraq. He served as a Naval aviator and a lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy Reserve. He and his wife Lauren have three children — Will, Madison, and Cade.

After winning his seat on the council, he shared his hopes for streamlining the Newnan city budget and lowering property tax.

Koritko’s term on the council is for two years.

Newnan Mayor Keith Brady, and Councilmembers Ray DuBose and Rhodes Shell were also sworn in for their new terms on the council after re-election last year without opposition.

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