Lithonia City Hall

Meet candidates running for Lithonia mayor, council at Saturday town hall

City of Lithonia residents can meet the people running for mayor and City Council at a town hall this weekend.

The event is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 21 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Black Dot Cultural Center, located at 6984 Main Street in Lithonia.

According to a flyer about the town hall, candidates running for city office will “discuss their political agendas and solutions to local problems” and meet with residents and community leaders. Voters will head to the polls for the election on Tuesday, Nov. 5.

Current Mayor Deborah Jackson previously announced she is not seeking re-election after eight years in office.

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According to the DeKalb County Board of Registration and Elections, three people are running for mayor: Yolanda Donaldson, Shameka Reynolds and Cindy Thomas. Reynolds is currently a councilwoman in Lithonia, a small city in southeastern DeKalb County. 

Three people are also running for two open City Council seats; voters will pick two candidates: Darold Honore, Jr., David McCoy and Vanneriah Wynn.

Candidates for City Council are expected to debate beginning at 5:15 p.m., and the mayoral candidates should begin around 6 p.m. Black Dot Cultural Center host Adigun Kazemde Ajamu is set to moderate.

Event organizers have not said which candidates might be in attendance at the event.

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