City of Stonecrest’s first election draws 20 candidates

A field of 20 candidates signed up this week to run in the city of Stonecrest's first election.

Voters will decide on the new city’s mayor and five City Council members during a March 21 election. All of the races will be contested.

The city of Stonecrest will include more than 50,000 residents in a southeast DeKalb County area near Lithonia, I-20 and Stonecrest Mall.

Here's the list of the candidates who filed to run for office before qualifying ended Wednesday:


Douglas E. Favors II

Charles Hill II

Jason Lary

City Council District 1

Jimmy Clanton Jr.

Charles Ross

City Council District 2

Plez A. Joyner

Alexis Bethel Morris

Gretchen Jones Torbert

Rob Turner

City Council District 3

Jazzmin Randall Cobble

Eric Hubbard

City Council District 4

Geraldine Champion

Jesse “Jay” Cunningham

Mary-Pay Hector

Jonathan “JP” Phillips

George Turner Jr.

City Council District 5

Diane Daniels Adoma

Tammy L. Grimes

Lloyd Morrison

Richard Stone