Thursday, February 28, 2013
State Rep. Dar'shun Kendrick weighs in on the controversy.
Many of you know that up until now, I have been silent on the DeKalb County School Board issue as this a VERY complex situation and a case of first impression for Georgia. There are multiple players and "what ifs" but I feel comfortable enough to make a brief statement about the Governor's recent decision to suspend (he hasn't actually removed them yet as they have a 30 day appeal process) six (6) duly elected DeKalb County Board Members. I truly believe that the ONLY goal that any legislator in the DeKalb county delegation has is to maintain accreditation for DeKalb's school system. We just differ on the MEANS and PROCESS by which we make that happen. Note that I am NOT attacking the MERITS of removal...I am attacking the PROCESS of …
Friday, January 11, 2013
Rep. Dar'shun Kendrick, whose district includes parts of Lithonia, addresses concerns expressed by residents of District 93 regarding a lack of town hall meetings in Gwinnett.
(Editor's note: the following is a letter to the editor from State Rep. Dar'shun Kendrick.) I have heard from many of you your concern about my vigorous support of a series of town hall meetings that were planned in DeKalb County but no indication of when I would host a town hall meeting in Gwinnett. Please allow me to succinctly address those concerns. I will be hosting a Town Hall Meeting in Gwinnett, possibly along with other legislators, in February, after I obtain a good grasp of the issues under the Gold Dome. However, let me explain briefly the reason for my constant promotion of the town hall meetings in DeKalb. First, the town hall meetings in DeKalb and not being hosted by me personally but by the DeKalb House Delegation. I am …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Business owners will get to network with other entrepreneurs, meet legislators, learn about what government agencies are doing to support small businesses, and more.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The incumbent received nearly 95 percent of the vote in DeKalb, 67 percent in Gwinnett to win the newly formed district seat.
Rep. Dar'shun Kendrick was the victor for the newly formed House District 93 seat Tuesday, receiving 94.62 percent of the 7,728 votes cast in DeKalb precincts to opponent Christine Hoffer's 5.33 percent. Kendrick, a Democrat, received 10,694 votes, or 67 percent, to Republican Hoffer's 5,249 votes, or 33 percent. Based on 2010 data, Hoffer saw a pattern leaning Democratic in the 11 precincts which are now in newly formed District 93. Still, she said, "I wanted to reach out to conservative Democrats regarding social issues." According to information from the state's Legislative and Congressional Reapportionment Office, the 11 precincts voted 72 percent Democratic for govenor and lieutenant governor and 71 percent Democratic in the U.S. …
Saturday, September 22, 2012
State Representatives Dar'shun Kendrick and Pam Dickerson will discuss the upcoming Charter School Amendment House Resolution 1162 which will be on the November 6th ballot
State Representatives Dar'shun Kendrick and Pam Dickerson will be hosting a Charter School Amendment Roundtable to discuss the upcoming Charter School Amendment House Resolution 1162 which will be on the November 6th ballot. The event will be held Tuesday, October 23rd from 6:30-8:30 PM at Hope & Life Church (3594 Centerville Highway, Snellville, GA 30039). "This is an informational session intended to give a prospective on both sides of this very important issue." states Rep. Kendrick. "Obviously I have my own reasons for voting against HR 1162, and its accompanying bill House Bill 797, but it's important to give everyone the information they need to make an informed decision." Rep. Dickerson echoes Rep. Kendrick's sentiments. "I feel it …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Stone Mountain's Karen Bennett won her first race.