The Presidential Primary is coming March 24th and with it will be new voting machines and procedures for casting your ballot. Be sure to watch the video below from the office of the Secretary of State to familiarize yourself with the new system.
The Executive Committee of the Democratic Party of DeKalb County is pleased to announce the candidates who have qualified with the Executive Committee for the General Primary to be held on May 19, 2020:
Chief Executive Officer
- Michael “Mike” Thurmond (Incumbent)
Board of Commissioners, District 1
- Breeanna Bellinger
- Benedict “Ben” Truman II
- MD Naser
- Cynthia Yaxon
- Robert Patrick
Board of Commissioners, District 4
- Steve Bradshaw (Incumbent)
Board of Commissioners, District 5
- Mereda Davis Johnson (Incumbent)
Board of Commissioners, District 6 – Super
- Maryam Ahmad
- Edward “Ted” Terry
- Emily Halevy
- Chief Magistrate Judge
- Berryl A. Anderson (Incumbent)
Clerk of Superior Court
- Debra DeBerry (Incumbent)
- Irvin J. Johnson (Incumbent)
- Roslyn Allison McCaskill
- Donna Coleman-Stribling (Incumbent)
- Melody Maddox (Incumbent)
- Antonio “Block” Johnson
- Geraldine A. Champion
- Kyle Keith Jones
- Adam Gardner
- Carl Mobley
- Theodore “Ted” Golden
- Ruth “The Truth” Stringer
Note that there is a special election for Sheriff on March 24. Find out who qualified for state legislature here.
Interested in running for office? The DeKalb County Democratic Committee will be qualifying candidates to run for county offices, beginning March 2, 9:00 am and ending March 6 noon at the DeKalb County Voter Registration and Elections, 4380 Memorial Drive, Decatur, GA 30032. (Room to be determined.) A notary will be available on site.
And 2020 Qualifying Fees may be found here.
Please contact DeKalb County Democratic Committee Chair John Jackson Chair@DeKalbDems.com if you have any questions.
Our primary season is rapidly approaching. In addition to picking our presidential nominee, most of us will be using our new voting machines for the first time. There is a lot to learn about how the public interacts with these machines. We need to have boots on the ground across Georgia and across DeKalb taking notes and sharing issues that crop up with the party. Volunteer to be a poll watcher! The Democratic Party of Georgia is accepting volunteers for a number of critical roles right now. Sign up here!
The DeKalb County Democratic Committee would like to welcome our new chair, John Jackson. The Committee also would like to thank Lance Hammonds for the contributions he brought to the race.
DeKalb Dems reluctantly accepted the resignation of our chair, Jennifer Young, at our November monthly meeting. Jennifer was a fierce advocate of GOTV efforts and was instrumental in making DeKalb Dems more visible in DeKalb County. We wish Jennifer the best, and we will continue to execute on her vision.
Tonight, we held elections for the State Committee. Congratulations to everyone who will be representing DeKalb County!
CD 1 Larry Lowe and Karen Mixon
CD 2 Andrew Heaton andAnn Abramowitz
CD 3 Karli Swift and Tommy Travis
CD 4 Jennifer Young and Kenneth Royal
CD 5 Billy Mitchell and Dorothy Wiley
CD 6 Aliya Bahtia, Don Richards, and Amy Swygert
CD 7 Erin Parks, George Chidi, and Josephine Handy-Sewell
Last night, the DeKalb Democrats held an election for our Executive Committee.
The results are as follows.
Chair- Jennifer Young
First Vice Chair- Karen Mixon
Second Vice Chair- John Jackson
Third Vice Chair- Leona Perry
Secretary- Sheila Levy
Treasurer- Harmel Codi
L-R: Harmel Codi, Sheila Levy, Leona Perry, Jennifer Young, Karen Mixon, and John Jackson.