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

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. ...
South Metro Democratic Women Hold Forum for District 6 Commissioner Candidates
Government, Politics

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
Government, Politics

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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