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League of Women Voters, NAACP Host Forum for Commissioner Candidates
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League of Women Voters, NAACP Host Forum for Commissioner Candidates

Early voting is underway in Fulton County to determine who will be the next District 6 Commissioner, and fill the shoes of the late Emma Darnell. And voters are still getting to know the candidates. The latest forum, held yesterday, was hosted in the city of South Fulton by The League of Women Voters Atlanta-Fulton County in partnership with the Atlanta NAACP, Atlanta Suburban Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and Renaissance Church of Christ. https://youtu.be/mRZ4mISan9o The event forum was moderated by Emmy Award-winning journalist Maria Boynton (V-103, 1380 WAOK) and CW 69's Keisha Lancelin. Topics tackled included economic development, annexations and how candidates would collaborate with existing commissioners to get results for South Fulton County. ...
Three Councilmembers Face Challengers, Willis Unopposed
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Three Councilmembers Face Challengers, Willis Unopposed

The city of South Fulton will hold a general election on November 5 to select councilmembers in Districts 1, 3, 5 and 7. Incumbents in three of the districts will face challengers. District 3 Councilwoman Helen A. Willis is unopposed. “I’m humbled and honored to be unopposed,” said Councilwoman Willis. “I will continue to be committed to my community and its progress.” In District 1, Mathis Ben Colquitt, a network engineer will challenge Councilwoman Catherine Foster Rowell. In District 5, Councilwoman Rosie Jackson will face three opponents: Corey Alan Reeves, vice president; Clyde Eugene Sampson, II, baggage handler; and Duane L. McClain, educational specialist. Reeves previously faced off against Jackson in 2017 in the city council election earning 48.55 percent of the v...
Forums Connect Commissioner Candidates to Community
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Forums Connect Commissioner Candidates to Community

Ahead of the election for Fulton County Commissioner District 6, South Fulton residents are getting to know the candidates via a series of forums in the local community. Voters will have a chance to connect with the candidates on August 3 at Cornerstone Fellowship Church (3310 Bethsaida Road, 30213) at 10:00 a.m. during a townhall meeting hosted by city of South Fulton Mayor Pro Tem and District 7 councilmember Mark Baker. On August 5, the Cedar Grove Community Association (CGCA) will hold a forum at Arlington Christian School (4500 Ridge Road, 30213) at 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Sir Jose Bright will serve as the moderator. Questions will be taken from the audience and from live stream viewers. CGCA is a nonprofit, non-partisan organization. On August 14, the South Met...
South Metro Democratic Women Hold Forum for District 6 Commissioner Candidates
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South Metro Democratic Women Hold Forum for District 6 Commissioner Candidates

On July 8, the South Metro Democratic Women's Council held the first candidate forum for those vying to become the next Fulton County Commissioner in District 6. The seat was previously held by the late Emma Darnell. Nine candidates have qualified to run: Khadijah Abdur-Rahman; Yoshina Colbert Bradford; Joe Carn; Carl Winfred Dorsey Jr.; Sonia Francis-Rolle; Sojourner Marable Grimmett; Warren C. Head Jr.; Rafer Johnson; and Gordon L. Joyner. Bradford, Francis-Rolle, Grimmett and Johnson are residents of the city of South Fulton, which comprises 50 percent of District 6. During the forum, six of the nine candidates addressed a number of topics, including workforce development, environmental justice and senior services. (Watch the forum in its entirety below.) https://youtu.be/...
Four South Fulton Residents Vie for the Late Emma Darnell’s Seat
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Four South Fulton Residents Vie for the Late Emma Darnell’s Seat

On September 17, voters in Fulton County’s District 6 will head to the polls to elect a new commissioner, following the death of the beloved Emma Darnell. The district includes Chattahoochee Hills, Fairburn, unincorporated Fulton County, Hapeville, Palmetto and portions of Atlanta, College Park, East Point, South Fulton and Union City. Nine candidates met the deadline last Friday to qualify for the election to fill Darnell’s unexpired term. City of South Fulton Residents Pictured R to L: Colbert-Bradford, Grimmett, Johnson Four residents of the city of South Fulton have put their names in the hat: Yoshina Colbert-Bradford, Sonia Francis-Rolle, Sojourner Marable Grimmett and Rafer Johnson. Yoshina Colbert-Bradford Colbert-Bradford is a life-long resident of the distric...

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