Odd-numbered years bring us off-year elections for mayors, city councils and school boards. These local races address issues closer to a citizen’s daily life than a presidential election (no matter how historic), yet it can be harder to find information about the people running for office. Below is a list of candidates in contested DeKalb County 2009 elections. Candidates with websites are linked. Biographical information on incumbents can often be found on the respective government website and I’ve linked to those where available. The League of Women Voters Georgia Voters Guide is a great resource for local elections. Sample ballots are at the DeKalb County Voter Registration and Elections website. As always, every vote counts – but maybe even more so in an off-year election.
State Representative in the Georgia General Assembly – District 58
Asha F. Jackson This is a link to Ms. Jackson’s profile on her law firm’s website.
J. Lewis, IV
City of Atlanta – Mayor
Atlanta – City Council President
Dave Walker This is not Mr. Walker’s website, but a profile of him from Creative Loafing in February 2009.
Atlanta – City Council Member, District 6
Atlanta – City Council, Post 1 At-large
Atlanta – City Council, Post 2 At-large
Atlanta – City Council, Post 3 At-large
Atlanta – Board of Education, District 3
Cecily Harsch-Kinnane This is Ms. Harsch-Kinnane’s profile from the BOE website.
Atlanta – Board of Education, District 9 At-large
Emmett D. Johnson This is Mr. Johnson’s profile from the BOE website.
Tony M. L. McCann
Decatur – City Commissioner, District 1 Post A
Decatur – City Commissioner, District 2 Post A
Decatur – Board of Education, District 1 Post A
Decatur – Board of Education, At-large
Chamblee – City Council, At-large
Charles R. Rudd
Clarkston – Mayor
Joyce P. Wade
Clarkston – City Council
Doraville – City Council, District 1
John F. Noonan
Donna Pittman This is a link to Ms. Pittman’s profile on the Doraville city website.
Doraville – City Council, District 2
Doraville – City Council, District 3
Bob Spangler This is a link to Mr. Spangler’s profile on the Doraville city website.
Lithonia – City Council
Al T. Franklin
Deborah A. Jackson
Pine Lake – City Council
Stone Mountain – Mayor
Patricia “Pat” Wheeler
Stone Mountain – City Council
Susan S. Coletti
Paul S. Hollis
Nan Odum Nash