Runoffs finalize new city of Stonecrest’s government

The first government leaders of the new city of Stonecrest are now in place.

Voters decided runoff elections Tuesday for three Stonecrest City Council seats.

The winners of those races will join Mayor Jason Lary and two other council members when the city starts doing business in the next few weeks.

Voters approved creating Stonecrest, a city of 50,000 people in southeast DeKalb County, during a referendum last November.

Here are the results of Tuesday’s runoffs:

  • George Turner, a retired MARTA manager, narrowly defeated Mary-Pat Hector, a 19-year-old who may be the youngest person ever eligible to run for elected office in Georgia.
  • Diane Adoma, an H&R Block franchise owner, was victorious over Tammy Grimes, an instructional support specialist for the DeKalb school system
  • Rob Turner, a program manager for the Georgia Department of Labor, won a race against Plez Joyner, who runs a management consulting firm.

Voters elected Lary as their city’s mayor in a three-way contest in March.

The other two City Council members selected last month were Jimmy Clanton Jr., a church administrator and president of the Parks of Stonecrest Community Civic Association, and Jazzmin Cobble, the operations manager for the Georgia Department of Audits and Accounts.