The nine-way race for an open seat on the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners appears to be heading to a runoff between Greg Adams and Randall Mangham.
With all but absentee-by-mail votes counted, Adams and Mangham had received the most votes for DeKalb Super District 7, which represents about 350,000 residents in the eastern half of the county. The district includes Doraville, Tucker, Stone Mountain, Lithonia, Pine Lake and unincorporated areas.
Because neither candidate received more than half of votes case, a runoff will be held Dec. 6.
Adams is a Emory University police officer and youth mentor. Mangham is an attorney and former state legislator. Both are Democrats.
The other candidates in the race were Diane Adoma, George Chidi, Faye Coffield, Jerome Edmondson, Ed Patton, Rita Robinzine and John Tolbert.
In another DeKalb Commission race, Democrat Steve Bradshaw defeated Republican Willie Willis to represent District 4, which covers about 145,000 people in the Stone Mountain area.
Bradshaw, a business development manager, unseated Commissioner Sharon Barnes Sutton in a July primary runoff election.
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