The challenge was brought by George Turner Jr., who also qualified for the seat, along with Hector and three others.
"I'm not challenging Mary-Pat Hector,” Turner said in a statement. “I'm challenging the election board to make sure all candidates are qualified to run for office."
Hector, already active in local politics and organizations for several years, boasts supporters including Atlanta City Council President Ceasar Mitchell, Atlanta Councilman Kwanza Hall and Clarkston Mayor Ted Terry.
The election board meets at the Voter Registration and Elections Office located at 4380 Memorial Drive, Suite 300 in Decatur.