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Oct 9 2009

Get ready for the 2009 election

by Lesley B

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

Simone Bell

Asha F. Jackson This is a link to Ms. Jackson’s profile on her law firm’s website.

Kevin Johnson

J. Lewis, IV

Michael McPherson

City of Atlanta – Mayor

Lisa Borders

Peter Brownlowe

Kyle Keyser

Mary Norwood

Kasim Reed

Jesse Spikes

Atlanta – City Council President

Ceasar C. Mitchell

Clair Muller

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

Bahareh Azizi

Steve Brodie

Tad Christian

Liz Coyle

Miguel Gallegos

Alex Wan

Atlanta – City Council, Post 1 At-large

Michael Julian Bond

Adam Brackman

Dwanda Farmer

Chris Vaughn

Atlanta – City Council, Post 2 At-large

Amir Farokhi

Weslee Knapp

Aaron Watson

Atlanta – City Council, Post 3 At-large

Shelitha Robertson

H. Lamar Willis

Atlanta – Board of Education, District 3

Cecily Harsch-Kinnane This is Ms. Harsch-Kinnane’s profile from the BOE website.

Charlie Stadtlander

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

Fred Boykin

James Radford

Decatur – City Commissioner, District 2 Post A

Patti Garrett

Kyle Williams

Decatur – Board of Education, District 1 Post A

Garrett Goebel

Marc Joseph Wisniewski

Decatur – Board of Education, At-large

Rob Pope

Valarie D. Wilson

Chamblee – City Council, At-large

Charles R. Rudd

Scott Taylor

Clarkston – Mayor

Pat Davis-Morris

Rosemarie Nelson

Howard Tygrett

Joyce P. Wade

Clarkston – City Council

Karen Feltz-Eddington

Dean Moore

Joan Swaney

Adam White

Doraville – City Council, District 1

Stuart Anderson

John F. Noonan

Donna Pittman This is a link to Ms. Pittman’s profile on the Doraville city website.

Doraville – City Council, District 2

Brian Bates

Tom Hart

Doraville – City Council, District 3

Ginny Calvert

Clint Howard

Karen Pachuta

Bob Spangler This is a link to Mr. Spangler’s profile on the Doraville city website.

Lithonia – City Council

Hassan Abdullah

Ric Dodd

Al T. Franklin

Deborah A. Jackson

Marcus Lloyd

Pine Lake – City Council

Kathie Denobriga

Cindy Diamond

Melanie Hammet

Megan R. Pulsts

Stone Mountain – Mayor

Sharon D. Frierson

Beverly R. Jones

Patricia “Pat” Wheeler

Stone Mountain – City Council

Susan S. Coletti

Steve Higgins

Paul S. Hollis

Nan Odum Nash

Robert Smith

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