“What I think we saw was a realization that our representatives didn't have the same priorities as us, and so they paid at the ballot box,” he said.
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DeKalb now has no members of the controlling party able to serve as a liaison to the GOP-controlled General Assembly. Millar often positioned himself in that role, touting his work to get the SPLOST tax passed and having a friendly working relationship with CEO Mike Thurmond.
Hanson faced criticism for working with fellow Republicans to push forward a bill ending the county's unique CEO form of government without consulting the delegation. Her bill was unsuccessful, but she is currently chairing a study committee looking into the issue.
With no Republicans in the DeKalb delegation, new cityhood measure may have a harder time finding sponsors. Proponents of Greenhaven in south DeKalb and Vista Grove in the north had hoped to get bills approved in the 2019 session.
Wilson already has faced his first bit of controversy in politics. When photos surfaced of him delivering pizza to people standing in line at a precinct on Election Day, people accused him of violating state anti-electioneering laws. It is not clear if any formal complaints were filed.