Anderson appears headed to Clayton County Commission win

Alieka Anderson, a former member of the Clayton County school board, appeared to win the District 1 Clayton County Commission race on Tuesday.
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Alieka Anderson, a former member of the Clayton County school board, appeared to win the District 1 Clayton County Commission race on Tuesday.

Former Clayton County Board of Education member Alieka Anderson appeared to be the winner of the special runoff election for the south metro Atlanta community’s District 1 commission seat.

With all precincts reporting, Anderson garnered around 52% of the vote in the Tuesday election against challenger Alaina Reaves. The seat became open in May after the sudden death of Sonna Singleton Gregory, who had battled cancer.

Anderson and Reaves received the most votes of 10 candidates in a special election for the seat in September. However, neither received the more than 50% necessary to win the office outright.

Reaves last week posted an endorsement video from Fair Fight Georgia founder Stacey Abrams in hopes of boosting her candidacy. Abrams had also backed Reaves in late August ahead of the September special election.

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