Posts tagged with "elections"

DeKalb County primary: Thurmond wins, Sutton and Bradshaw headed to runoff

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 24, 2016

All precincts have been accounted for in the May 24 DeKalb County partisan primaries, and there will be runoff elections in some key races. The most high-profile race on the ballot, the Democratic primary for DeKalb County CEO, ended in a landslide victory for Michael Thurmond, the former DeKalb County Schools Superintendent. He will face […]

(LIVE) May 24 primary election results

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 24, 2016

The polls in the May 24 primary elections closed at 7 p.m. Several key races were on the ballot this year, including seats on the DeKalb County Commission and in the state Legislature. A potential upset was averted in the DeKalb County Commission District 4 race. Incumbent Commissioner Sharon Barnes Sutton trailed Steve Bradshaw, but neither had […]

Race, religion become targets in final days of May 24 primary campaign

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 24, 2016

Mailers going out to DeKalb County residents ahead of the May 24 primary are highlighting issues that are unrelated to policies or promises. One mailer, sent on Commissioner Sharon Barnes Sutton’s behalf, includes a picture of her primary opponent, Steve Bradshaw, who is black, with his wife, who is white. The flier also claims that Bradshaw is […]

Key races will be decided in May 24 election

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 23, 2016

The Democratic and Republican primary elections take place in DeKalb County on May 24 and there are some hotly contested races on the ballot. Voters will get to weigh on County Commissioners, state representatives and the tax commissioners. Polls will open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. People who wish to vote will […]

Sharon Barnes Sutton avoids scrutiny in days leading up to election

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 18, 2016

While most politicians jump at the chance to answer questions and meet the public, Commissioner Sharon Barnes Sutton has decided to lay low during her reelection campaign. Sutton, who represents District 4, has been a no show at public events, like a recent forum hosted by DeKalb Strong. She’s also not been returning calls to […]

State of the Democratic Party a focus in the House District 82 race

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 3, 2016

The House District 82 race is shaping up to be a battle between an older generation of Democrats and a newer generation looking for a change. Brian Westlake believes he represents the future of Georgia’s Democratic party. He wants to unseat a longtime incumbent, state Rep. Mary Margaret Oliver, D-Decatur, because he believes she is […]

DeKalb County District Attorney, CEO candidate forum planned

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 25, 2016

There will be a forum for DeKalb County District Attorney and DeKalb County CEO candidates on Thursday, April 28. The forum begins at 6 p.m. and will be held at the Oglethorpe University Conant Performing Arts Center, located at 4484 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30319. The event is being organized by DeKalb Chamber of Commerce, Leadership DeKalb, Junior League […]

Elections: Rep. Oliver, Sen. Parent draw challengers, Rep. Drenner unopposed

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 15, 2016

This story has been updated.  Two members of Decatur’s legislative delegation have drawn challengers in the upcoming primary and general elections. Another legislator, state Rep. Karla Drenner, D-Avondale Estates, will run unopposed in both the general and primary elections this year. According to the Secretary of State’s website, state Rep. Mary Margaret Oliver, D-Decatur will […]

Rep. Mary Margaret Oliver draws challenger in Democratic primary

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 3, 2016

Brian Westlake, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and social studies teacher who lives in Decatur, is challenging state Rep. Mary Margaret Oliver, D-Decatur, for the House District 82 seat. Westlake will face Oliver in the Democratic primary on May 24. Westlake says Oliver voted in favor of Gov. Nathan Deal’s Opportunity School District legislation, which […]

U.S. Navy Vet joins race for Avondale Estates Mayor

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 14, 2015

John Pomberg moved to Avondale Estates from Iowa in 2012 and quickly blended into the community. He started attending City Commission meetings. He opened his doors to Kensington Road town home to the city’s Christmas tour of homes in 2013. The U.S. Navy veteran is vocal and interested in county government. This week, he became […]

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