With Election Day scheduled for March 21, organizations and homeowner groups are hosting forums and meet-and-greets to give residents in the new city of Stonecrest the opportunity to hear from the 20 candidates who are running for public offices in the city.
The following organizations have notified On Common Ground News of upcoming events to help voters get ready for the elections:
The DeKalb County NAACP will host a candidate forum for the city of Stonecrest contestants on Tuesday, March 7, 6:30 p.m., at Salem Bible Church, 5460 Hillandale Drive.
“Our non-partisan candidate forums are designed to empower communities by increasing awareness andvparticipation in the full political process,” said Teresa Hardy, president of the DeKalb NAACP. “We encourage the participation of everyone and hope to educate and inspire greater voter participation.”
Mock election + focus study
The Concerned Citizens of Stonecrest invites the public to participate in a mock election and Election Focus Study that will take place on Wednesday, March 8, 6 p.m., at the Stonecrest Public Library, 3123 Klondike Road, Lithonia. (See candidates list below)
This event will give the citizens of Stonecrest the opportunity to express their opinions on issues impacting the election that will take place on March 21.
Topics of concern will include:
- Community Affairs (Public Safety and Education)
- Parks and Recreation
- Planning and Zoning
- Economic Development
- City Operations
- Code Enforcement and Beautification
To participate in this Election Focus Study, participants must have a working cell phone with texting capability. The maximum capacity for this event will be limited to 155 participants. Those interested in participating in the Election Focus Study are encouraged to arrive early.
The DeKalb Coalition for Voter Education and Mobilization will host a meet and greet for the city of Stonecrest candidates on March 6, 6 to 8 p.m., at the Lou Walker Senior Center, 2538 Panola Road, Lithonia. The coalition invites the community to come out and meet the 17 candidates who are running for City Council seats and the three mayoral candidates.
|Douglas E. Favors, II|
|Charles Hill, II|
|District 1||District 2||District 3||District 4|
|Jimmy Clanton, Jr.||Plez A. Joyner||Jazzmin Randall Cobble||Geraldine Champion|
|Charles Ross||Alexis Bethel Morris||Eric Hubbard||Jesse “Jay” Cunningham|
|Gretchen Jones Torbert||Mary-Pat Hector|
|Rob Turner||Jonathan “JP” Phillis|
|George Turner, Jr.|
|Diane Daniels Adoma|
|Tammy L. Grimes|