Posts filed under "campaign coverage"

Elections: State Reps. Mosby and ‘Coach’ Williams unseated, others officials survive close calls

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 23, 2018

The May 22 primary brought about some surprising results. Two long-time incumbent Democratic state representatives, Howard Mosby and “Coach” Williams, lost their seats. Both men had served since 2003. Mosby was beaten soundly by Becky Evans, a full time local volunteer and mom who pulled in 65 percent of the vote. Williams lost to Viola […]

Decatur resident Lindy Miller wins Democratic primary District 3 Public Service Commissioner

Posted by Ellie Ritter May 22, 2018

Decatur resident and businesswoman Lindy Miller has won the Democratic primary for Georgia’s Public Service Commissioner, District 3. Strong early results on election night showed a decisive lead for Miller, who declared victory around 9:45 p.m. “I am incredibly humbled to be one step closer to being able to serve the citizens of Georgia and […]

Decatur officials blast Immigration Board decision, Police Chief invites Cagle to coffee

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 21, 2018

Decatur officials held a press conference on Monday, May 21, to remind everyone that Decatur is not a sanctuary city, despite claims by Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle. Cagle received a preliminary ruling from the Immigration Enforcement Review Board supporting his complaint that he filed last year. It was emailed to media on Saturday, May 19, […]

Editorial: Deportation Bus Tour is a new low, but voters can pump the brakes

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 16, 2018

I cover a lot of assignments in this job, including political protests and campaign events. Today, I got a twofer: a campaign event that was greeted by an angry crowd of protesters. Normally a story like that would make for great copy. Conflict, any conflict, gets people’s attention. They’re fun stories to write. But I […]

Candidate Q&A – Becky Evans, candidate for GA House District 83

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 16, 2018

In advance of the May 22 primary election, Decaturish is publishing Q&As with the candidates. To see your sample ballot, click here. Why are you running for this position? I am a life-long community volunteer and non-profit co-founder.  I am also one of the women who were awakened by our national election in 2016 and inspired […]

Candidate Q&A – State Rep. Michel Henson, House District 86

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 14, 2018

In advance of the May 22 primary election, Decaturish is publishing Q&As with the candidates. To see your sample ballot, click here. Michele Henson, House District 86 (Incumbent)  Why are you running for this position? For over 20 years, I have served my community in the state legislature because I am committed to ensuring that my […]

Candidate Q&A – Candice McKinley, DeKalb County School Board, District 2

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 14, 2018

In advance of the May 22 primary election, Decaturish is publishing Q&As with the candidates. To see your sample ballot, click here. Candice McKinley, DeKalb County School Board, District 2 Why are you running for this position? As a mother, educator/advocate, and civil rights lawyer, I believe education is the greatest equalizer. We are all responsible […]

Candidate Q&A – State Rep. Howard Mosby, House District 83

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 14, 2018

In advance of the May 22 primary election, Decaturish is publishing Q&As with the candidates. To see your sample ballot, click here. Howard Mosby, State House District 83 (Incumbent)  Why are you running for this position? The fight continues.  As a 24 year healthcare executive in one of the largest public hospitals in the nation, I […]

The Decaturish Podcast asks, ‘Who the hell am I supposed to vote for?’

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 14, 2018

The May 22 primaries are upon us, and with dozens of races on the ballot, many voters have questions. Who is on my ballot? What kinds of people are they? And how does someone decide how to vote for a judge, exactly? To help us wade through these questions are two of DeKalb County’s brightest […]

Candidate Q&A – Viola Davis, candidate for State House District 87

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 14, 2018

In advance of the May 22 primary election, Decaturish is publishing Q&As with the candidates. To see your sample ballot, click here. Viola Davis, candidate for State House District 87 Why are you running for this position? This election is about Effective Leadership. I have a record of serving this community as a public servant, community […]

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