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Three candidates currently vying for DeKalb County Commission Super District 6 seat

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Three candidates currently vying for DeKalb County Commission Super District 6 seat

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Robert Murphy. Photo provided to Decaturish.com


There are now three announced candidates in the race for DeKalb County Commission’s District 6 seat.

Local business owner and Democratic party advocate Robert Murphy is facing off against local “smart development advocate” Emily Halevy and Clarkston Mayor Ted Terry in the May 19 General Primary Election. They’re running to replace outgoing Commissioner Kathie Gannon, who recently decided not to seek another term.

Murphy says he actually decided to run in October, before Gannon’s announcement. He recently reached out to Decaturish and provided some additional information about his candidacy.

He is a Realtor and works exclusively with residential real estate. He said while working at that job he “noticed a need for a change.”

“DeKalb’s residents shouldn’t only know what is happening at the County Commission because they become more active, they should know what’s going on because their Commissioner has proactively engaged with them,” he said.

He’s been campaigning since October, hosting events and knocking on doors. He has a wife, Lauren, and they recently welcomed their first child. They live in East Lake.

“Murphy serves on the Board of Directors of the Red Clay Democrats and his Homeowners Association,” his campaign announcement says.

Qualifying for the commission elections will be in March and according to the Secretary of State’s Office.

Editor’s note: If you are running for a DeKalb County office in the 2020 elections, please send your campaign announcements to [email protected] Be sure to include a photo. 

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