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.

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.

Nine candidates have thrown their hat into the ring for the high profile position. Five of the nine were in attendance: Yoshina Bradford Colbert; Dr. Sonia Francis-Rolle; Rafer Johnson; Sojourner Marable Grimmett; and Gordon Joyner.

Early voting is available through September 13 at five sites: East Point Library; C.T. Martin Natatorium & Recreation Center; Fairburn Library; Fulton County Government Center; and South Fulton Service Center. Election Day is September 17.

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