As we look ahead to the July 31st primary and November’s elections, Stone Mountain-Redan Patch is devoted to bringing you the information you need about every race that affects you.
Here's our start on the candidates and issues we'll be covering as November draws near. Bookmark this page for updates.
- TSPLOST. The transportation referendum is the hot button issue that has voters talking: a proposed 1 percent special tax that would fund transportation projects. Patch blogger Viola Davis has written on the subject (she opposes it); and a representative with the .
- DeKalb County CEO. Incumbent Burrell Ellis goes up against Gregory Adams and Jerome Edmondson, both Democrats.
- DeKalb County Board of Commissioners, District 4. Steve Bradshaw and Clyburn Halley want the job held by Sharon Barnes Sutton. District 4 includes Stone Mountain.
- DeKalb County Board of Commissioners, District 5. The district that includes some parts of Stone Mountain-Redan has incumbent Lee May facing Kenneth L. Samuel, Andre R. White, and Gina Mangham.
- DeKalb County Board of Education District 6. Vying for this seat in the district seat which includes Stephenson High School, Stone Mountain High School, Freedom, Stephenson and Stone Mountain Middle Schools, are Melvin Johnson, Terriyln Rivers-Cannon, Denise E. McGill and Latasha Walker.
- 4th Congressional District. Greg Pallen, of Oxford will run as a Republican for incumbent Rep. Hank Johnson's seat. Pallen faces Chris Vaughn in the GOP Primary. Johnson faces democrat Lincoln Nunnally in the Democratic primary.
- and presumptive GOP presidential nominee : DeKalb votes heavily Democratic both locally and nationally. Obama carried the county in 2008 by almost 190,000 votes. Dunwoody tends to vote Republican. Despite Georgia advantage, Romney won the county's vote by more than 1,200 votes in the GOP presidential primary.