It looks like a runoff is ahead for the DeKalb Board of Education District 6 seat.
In the unofficial county results, Melvin Johnson got 4,973 votes, or 39.36 percent; Denise McGill received 3,807 votes, or 30.13 percent; Latasha Walker, 2,551 votes or 20.19 percent; and Terriyln Rivers-Cannon, 1,262 votes, or 9.99 percent in Tuesday's primary and early voting.
Thomas Bowen did not seek re-election for his District 6 seat.
As of posting time of this article, some 5,000 absentee ballots county-wide had yet to be counted.
"It looks like I came in third, and I’m proud of that," Walker said early Wednesday morning. "I knew I had a short time to do what I needed to do. I have to focus on the positives and not the negatives. When I knew I was going to run, it wasn't very long ago. I gave it my best effort. May the best candidate win."
"It took teamwork for us to get to this point and it will take a herculean effort to get the message out that knowledge, passion and ability to make tough decisions is what’s needed, not more of the same," McGill told Patch just after 1 a.m. Wednesday. "We're going to move forward."
Patch also reached out via e-mail to Melvin Johnson and by phone to Rivers-Cannon, and will add their responses when they respond.
Schools in District 6 are and high schools; , and middle schools, and , , , , Rock Chapel, , Shadow Rock, and Stone Mountain elementary schools and .