Incumbents prepare for challengers

Testingfg of Ads

The first four days of qualifying have yielded challengers vying for seats in DeKalb and Rockdale currently held by veteran incumbents.

Here’s a look at the incumbents and challengers as of Thursday, March 8, (qualifying for the May 22 election end on Friday, March 9, at noon):

  • DeKalb County District 3 Commissioner Larry Johnson will face challenger Felton Wright.
  • District 43 State Sen. Tonya P. Anderson, Democrat, will face Joel Thibodeaux, also a Democrat.
  • State Rep. Howard Mosby, District 83, will face Becky Evans. Both are Democrats.
  • State Rep. Michelle Henson, District 86, will face Joscelyn C. Oneil. Both are Democrats.
  • State Rep. Earnest “Coach” Williams, District 87, will face Viloa Davis. Both are Democrats.
  • State Rep. Pam Dickerson, District 113, will face Sharon Henderson Both are Democrats.
  • DeKalb Board of Education member Marshall Orson will face Candice D. McKinley for the District 2 seat.

For updates on qualified candidates, visit

On Common Ground News

One comment

  • Dr. Nash

    May 14, 2018 at 1:52 pm

    It is time for a change of all long-term commissioners in DeKalb Counties for several reasons. They are becoming a team of high class gods of money hungry grabbers having voted themselves 60% increase in salary according to the papers, while whenever I personally called for help from Larry Johnson and others and especially Larry Johnson no help prevailed.

    Some neighboring counties are excelling with businesses, better roads and streets, infrastructure, extension of rail, and our children are going astray while they are permitted to dress, look and behave indecently in homes, streets, schools. Many parents hands are tied while disciplinarian for youth is lacking. Because of their fear or silence there is killing due to them not even challenging educational higher authorities, and such. Maybe due to fear, without knowledge, don’t know how to challenge even higher authorities of other governmental agencies. Even some higher authorities are interfering in neighborhood affairs for their gain and they remain silence. The entire area needs improvement but still they their silent while their lacking is killing society. Their voices should have more power and they should use it even across boundaries, an example their hasn’t been adequate challenge to maintain efficient and efficient neighboring hospital and among other slacking.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Testingfg of Ads

About us

On Common Ground News is published daily by On Common Ground, Inc (OCGNEWS.COM). The newspaper serves DeKalb, Gwinnett, Rockdale and Metro Atlanta.

The opinions expressed by writers and contributors are not necessarily those of the publisher or the newspaper’s advertisers.

No portion of this newspaper may be reproduced in any form without the written permission of the publisher.

We reserve the right to reject material and advertisements we deem inappropriate.

On Common Ground News
P.O. Box 904
Lithonia, GA 30058

(770) 679-5607

Latest News

Select list(s) to subscribe to

By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: On Common Ground News, 1240 Sigman Road, Conyers, GA, 30012, You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact