Decisions made on CEO, Stonecrest, commissioners, legislators and more
Voters elected DeKalb County’s next CEO, created the city of Stonecrest and unseated two incumbent state legislators in Tuesday’s election.
In addition, one DeKalb Commission race is heading to a runoff while another seat on the commission was settled.
Here’s a look at Tuesday’s election results in DeKalb County:
DeKalb CEO: Mike Thurmond, a former schools superintendent, defeated Jack Lovelace.
Stonecrest:The new city of Stonecrest will be formed in southeast DeKalb, covering 50,000 residents.
DeKalb Commission Super District 7:Greg Adams, a police officer, will face Randall Mangham, an attorney, in a Dec. 6 runoff for a district that covers the eastern half of the county.
DeKalb Commission District 4:Steve Bradshaw, a business development manager, won election against Willie Willis, a tax examiner. Bradshaw defeated incumbent Commissioner Sharon Barnes Sutton in a July primary runoff election to represent the Stone Mountain-area district.
House District 80:Meagan Hanson, a Republican attorney, defeated Rep. Taylor Bennett, a Democrat, for a district that includes parts of Brookhaven, Chamblee and Sandy Springs.
Senate District 43:Tonya Anderson, a former Democratic state House member, won against Sen. JaNice Van Ness, a Republican, for a district that includes parts of DeKalb, Newton and Rockdale counties.
House District 91: Former DeKalb CEO Vernon Jones, a Democrat, defeated Republican Carl Anuszczyk, the CEO of a software development company, in an open race for a district that includes parts of DeKalb and Rockdale counties.
Sheriff:Jeff Mann won re-election against Harold Dennis.
Tax break:A property tax discount for homeowners was renewed for another five years.
Mark Niesse covers voting rights and elections for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He also reports on the Georgia House of Representatives and government. He has been a reporter at the AJC since 2013 following a decade at The Associated Press in Atlanta, Honolulu and Montgomery, Ala.