Rockdale + DeKalb County candidates forums

July 8, 20163min2340
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IMPACT to host Rockdale candidates’ forum July 9

IMPACT (Interdenominational Movement for Pastoral Accountability, Collaboration & Training) will host a political forum for the Rockdale run-off candidates on Saturday, July 9, 6 p.m., at Bald Rock Baptist Church, 2284 Old Covington Road, Conyers.

Candidates from the six contested races have been invited:

State Senate District 43: Tonya P. Anderson and Dee Dawkins-Haigler

House District 91: Vernon Jones and Rhonda S. Taylor

Rockdale Board of Commissioners Chairman: Richard A. Oden (Incumbent) and Oz Nesbitt

Rockdale Board of Commissioners, Post 1: Phyllis D. Hatcher and Sherri Len Washington

Rockdale Probate Judge: Charles Mays
(Incumbent) and Clarence Cuthbert

Board of Education Post 4 (Non-Partisan): Cassandra Barker-Carr and Heather Duncan


Rockdale Democratic Party hosts forum

The Rockdale Democratic Party will host a forum for the Rockdale run-off candidates on July 16, 9 a.m., at the Party’s headquarters, 1264 Parker Road.

The community is invited to hear the candidates’ platforms and learn more about them. The runoffs will be held July 26, although early voting is under way now.

The Party is providing rides to the polls to senior citizens who would like to early vote. For more information, call 770-331-2537.


DEKALB: PRISM candidates’ forum set July 14

 Pride Rings In Stone Mountain (PRSM) will host a forum for the DeKalb County run-off candidates and the District 7 Commission special election candidates on Thursday, July 14, 7 p.m., Saint Timothy United Methodist Church, 5365 Memorial Drive, Stone Mountain.

Contestants in the July 26 run-off include:

Irvin Johnson and Susannah Scott, who are vying for DeKalb Tax Commissioner.

DeKalb County Commissioner Sharon Barnes Sutton, who faces challenger Steve Bradshaw for the District 4 seat. The candidate elected will be the Democratic contender in the November General Election.

Tonya P. Anderson and Dee Dawkins-Haigler, who are running for State Senate District 43.

Vernon Jones and Rhonda Taylor, who are running for State House District 91.

In addition to the runoff candidates, eight candidates running in November for the DeKalb Commission District 7 special election have confirmed participation in the forum: Greg Adams; Diane Adoma; George Chidi; Faye Coffield; Jerome Edmondson; Edward Patton; Rita Robinzine; and John Tolbert.

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