Voters will choose the city of Stonecrest’s first mayor and City Council during a March 21 election. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

Stonecrest voters will choose their leaders in March 21 election

The first leaders of the new city of Stonecrest will be chosen this spring.

Voters approved creating the city of Stonecrest during last month’s election, and they’ll decide on the municipality’s leaders in elections to be held March 21.

Stonecrest, located near Lithonia and I-20 in southeast DeKalb County, will include about 50,000 people.

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Candidates for mayor and five city council districts can file to run for office from Jan. 9 to Jan. 11, according to the DeKalb elections office.

Also on March 21, a special election will be held to fill a vacant seat on the Clarkston City Council.

Councilman Robert Hogan announced his resignation Oct. 4 because he’s moving into a home outside the city.

The Clarkston City Council initially debated whether a special election to replace him was necessary, but the council voted 5-0 to declare the vacancy Nov. 1, allowing the election to be held.

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