Candidates begin challenges in DeKalb

Among those filed through Feb. 17:

Jerome Edmondson, president of Entrepreneur Development Network Global and Edmondson Associates Business Advisors, and Gregory Adams, a former DeKalb police officer and an ordained minister, have filed declarations to challenge CEO Burrell Ellis.

Thomas Bowen, the former chairman of the DeKalb Board of Education, and Steve Bradshaw, a regional sales manager for Barlo World, have filed paperwork to run against County Commissioner Sharon Barnes Sutton.

Edmond Richardson, chief of staff for County Commissioner Lee May, has filed a declaration to run against Commissioner Kathie Gannon.

Challengers also have filed to run against DeKalb Superior Court Clerk Debra DeBerry and State Court Judge Dax Lopez.

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