Stonecrest Mayor Jason Lary re-elected to second term

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Pictured: Mayor Jason Lary and his wife, Debbie, at his victory celebration.


Tammy Grimes, Dave Marcus headed for run-off in District 5 City Council race


Stonecrest Mayor Jason Lary scored the winning touchdown Tuesday in his bid for re-election, defeating Charles Hill, II and Diane Adoma.

Lary won with 3,049 votes (55.48 percent), while Hill placed second with 1,294 votes (23.54 percent) and Diane Adoma came in third place with 1,131 votes (20.58 percent), according to early results from the DeKalb County Elections office.

Lary dominated the playing field, leading four of the city’s 17 precincts early on against Hill, who ran unsuccessfully against Lary in 2017, and former city councilwoman Adoma.

  • The Browns Mill precinct posted that Lary received 137 votes; Hill 60; and Adoma 54
  • The Candler Murphey precinct posted Lary received 267 votes; Hill had 125; and Adoma 81.
  • The New Birth precinct posted Lary garnered 162 votes; Hill had 107; and Adoma had 83.
  • The Snapfinger precinct posted Lary had 115; Hill had 45; and Adoma had 30 votes.

Lary thanked his campaign team and voters at a victory celebration, which was held at the AEI Startup Factory. He was overjoyed as he celebrated with his wife, Debbie.

“Working with this team of people was unbelievable… ,“  Lary said. “…The future is bright at Stonecrest. I really mean this. “

Lary also invited Adoma and Hill to join him in building up the city.

“I want to give them a personal invitation to come back and work with the city,” Lary said to an audience who applauded him.

Also in Tuesday’s elections, Tammy Grimes appeared headed for a runoff with Dave Marcus for the District 5 Stonecrest City Council seat since no one in the six-way race received more than 50 percent of the vote.   The special election was held to fill the unexpired term of former Councilwoman Diane Adoma.

Grimes received 698 votes (45.38 percent), while Marcus received 256 votes (16.64 percent). Barbara Hall placed third with 250 votes (16.25 percent).


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