Updated Nov. 9 at 1:24 p.m.
Incumbent Craig Newton won re-election with 57 percent of the votes. His term will be for two more years, starting Jan. 1. Newton has already served six terms on the Norcross Council, with three terms as the Mayor Pro-Tem.
Newton said he was "humbled" by the community's choice. He said in the next term he plans to "stay the course" with some of the major projects planned in the city, including plans to redevelop Buford Highway and invest in the area now being annexated into Norcross.
"We know how to make tough decisions," said Newton of the current Mayor and Council. "We're interested in expanding and building, but we're doing it within our means."
Challenger Greg McFarland fought hard in his first campaign, going door to door with his grassroots message for change.
Monique Lang, Deputy City Clerk for the City of Norcross, announced the totals at City Hall around 9 p.m., about two hours after the last ballot was dropped. There were 622 total votes counted on the Council seat, with 267 going to McFarland and 355 going to Newton. Six ballots were spoiled, according to Lang.