Gregory Adams wins runoff election for County Commission District 7 seat
Gregory Adams, a former DeKalb County Police Officer and an Army veteran, has won the Dec. 6 runoff election for the vacant DeKalb County Commission District 7 seat.
The seat was vacated by Stan Watson, who resigned to pursue an unsuccessful run for county Tax commissioner.
Adams defeated Randal Mangham, earning 52.24 percent of 6,790 votes cast.
There were originally nine candidates running for the vacant commission seat. District 7 has more than 350,000 residents and includes Doraville, Lithonia, Stone Mountain, Tucker and areas in unincorporated DeKalb County.
According to his official biography, Adams taught at West Point Academy and was a DeKalb County Police Officer from 2007 to 2011, resigning in an unsuccessful bid for the DeKalb County CEO’s seat. He later joined the Emory University Police Department.
“In addition to being employed as a police officer, Adams has managed several companies as well as launched his own successful businesses including Adams Transportation, A & G Transportation, A & A Transportation and a hair salon, Simply Class by Jackie,” his biography says. “He is currently Chief Operating Officer of Project3Sixty, a nonprofit organization and Director of D.R.R.L.L (Discipline Respect Responsibility Leadership and Love) youth mentoring program.”
He’s been married to his wife, Jacqueline, for 31 years. They have six children and eight grandchildren.