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Avondale Estates – Who is on the May 20 ballot?

Avondale Estates voter's guide

Avondale Estates – Who is on the May 20 ballot?

Photo obtained via the city of Avondale Estates website.


Qualifying for the May 20 primaries ended on Friday, March 7. As usual, it’s ridiculously difficult to find information about who you might be asked to vote for this year.

To make it easier for you, we’ve broken down all of the races relevant to where you live. You can also see your sample May 20 ballot by visiting the Georgia Secretary of State’s MyVoter page. Those ballots aren’t available yet, however. To see the list of statewide races, see the related story in our Metro ATL section. Decaturish is working on a comprehensive voter page that will help you make sense of who these candidates are and where they stand on important issues.

One bit of news in the senate race. Russell Waldon had announced his intention to seek the Senate District 42 seat currently held by Jason Carter, who is running for governor. His name does not appear on the list of qualified candidates for the May 20, Democratic primary. There is a Republican running for the seat, Gregory Williams.

State House

District 85

Karla Drenner, incumbent, running unopposed in the primary and general.

State Senate

District 42

Elena Parent, D.

Kyle Williams, D.

Greg Williams, R, running unopposed in the primary.

U.S. House

District 4

Hank Johnson Jr., D, Incumbent.

Tom Brown, D.

Countywide races in DeKalb (non-partisan)


Dale Bernard Collins

Ted Golden

R. “Tony” Hughes

Vernon Jones

Melody Maddox

Jeff Mann – Incumbent

Melvin Mitchell

LaSalle Smith, Sr.

Soil and water commission (Editor’s note to self: figure out what this is and why there’s an election for it.)

Jeff Bragg

H. Anthony Gobert

State court judges

Johnny Panos – Incumbent

Alvin T. Wong – Incumbent

DeKalb County Board of Education, District 3 

Jerrie D. Bason

Michael A. Erwin, Incumbent

Jarrod Jordan

Atticus LeBlanc

Willie R. Mosley, Jr.