Watson has had his fair share of scandal while in public office, including pleading guilty in 2017 to receiving about $3,000 in advances for government trips and using the money for personal purposes. Watson, who repaid the money before he was charged with a crime, was sentenced to 12 months of probation and 150 hours of community service for a misdemeanor count of theft by conversion.
Moore was removed from the ballot in 2015 in a special election for Senate District 43 after an investigation determined she did not live in the district.
Because no Republican was running for the seat and the special election is essentially a makeup for what would have been the November vote in the 90th District, which includes portions of DeKalb, Henry and Rockdale counties, only Democrats could vie for the seat.
Lithonia Democratic lawmaker resigns from Georgia House