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

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 23, 2018

File photo by Jonathan Phillips

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 Davis,  a local government watchdog who pulled in 56 percent of the vote.

That wasn’t the only surprise of the night.



State Sen. Steve Henson, D-SD 41, nearly lost his seat to Sabrina McKenzie, a reality TV star. Henson managed to hang on with 581 more votes than his opponent. George Chidi, a local political commentator who is a regular guest on the Decaturish podcast, wrote a lengthy column about this unusual race. McKenzie sued Henson for  “Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress” and “Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress.” To read more about that race, click here.

In another race of note, District 2 DeKalb County School Board Member Marshall Orson barely beat back a challenge by Candice McKinley, edging her out with 153 more votes.

In the District 6 School Board race, Dijon Dacosta triumphed over Lance Hammonds with 55 percent of the vote.

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