The DeKalb Board of Registration and Elections has scheduled a hearing to consider a challenge of the qualifications of Mary-Pat Hector to hold the office of Stonecrest City Council, District Post 4. The hearing is set for Thursday, Feb. 9, 4:30 p.m., at the board’s office, 4380 Memorial Drive, Suite 300, Decatur. It was rescheduled after Hector asked the date to be changed from Friday, Jan. 27. Candidate George Turner Jr. is challenging Hector’s age to serve.
Turner said in a letter to the board that Hector is 19. The board must determine if Hector must be 21. There are 20 candidates running for office in the new city of Stonecrest. Elections are scheduled for March 21.