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Qualifying for the May primary election has begun; here’s who is running (so far)

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Qualifying for the May primary election has begun; here’s who is running (so far)

A voter shows their sticker and stylus after casting a ballot at the Decatur Recreation Center on Tuesday, Nov. 2, Election Day. Photo by Dean Hesse.
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DeKalb County, GA — Qualifying for the May 24 primary election began on March 7.

Here’s who has qualified to run for office in DeKalb County as of March 8. (Note: This list only includes candidates in races that are of interest to our readers. To see the full list of qualified candidates, click here.) Qualifying ends on March 11.

DEKALB COUNTY – BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS DISTRICT 3
ANDREW WALTER BELL
PO BOX 82348
ATLANTA GA 30354 – 0034
PARTY: DEMOCRATIC
INCUMBENT: NO
OCCUPATION: ENTREPRENEUR
QUALIFIED DATE: 03/02/2020
WEBSITE: www.electandrewbell.com
LARRY JOHNSON
PO BOX 362054
DECATUR GA 30036 – 0205
PARTY: DEMOCRATIC
INCUMBENT: YES
OCCUPATION: COMMISSIONER
QUALIFIED DATE: 03/07/2022
DEKALB COUNTY – BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS DISTRICT 7
GREGORY ADAMS
1132 MOHICAN TRL
STONE MOUNTAIN GA 30083 – 5226
PARTY: DEMOCRATIC
INCUMBENT: NO
OCCUPATION: PASTOR
QUALIFIED DATE: 03/07/2022
LORRAINE COCHRAN-JOHNSON
PO BOX 362164
DECATUR GA 30036
PARTY: DEMOCRATIC
INCUMBENT: YES
OCCUPATION: COMMISSIONER
QUALIFIED DATE: 03/07/2022
DEKALB COUNTY – BOARD OF EDUCATION DISTRICT 4
ALLYSON GEVERTZ
P.O. BOX 142
ATLANTA GA 30345
E-mail: [email protected]ysongevertz.com
PARTY: NON PARTISAN
INCUMBENT: YES
OCCUPATION: FORMER SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST
QUALIFIED DATE: 03/07/2022
DEKALB COUNTY – BOARD OF EDUCATION DISTRICT 6
DIIJON “TWIN” DACOSTA
910 MILLARD RD
STONE MOUNTAIN GA 30088 – 2415
E-mail: [email protected]
PHONE NUMBER: (478) 569-6612
PARTY: NON PARTISAN
INCUMBENT: YES
OCCUPATION: TEACHER, DEKALB KIDS PROJECT
QUALIFIED DATE: 03/07/2022
WEBSITE: https://qrco.de/dacosta
DEKALB COUNTY – JUDGE OF STATE COURT (TO SUCCEED KIMBERLY ANDERSON)
KIMBERLY K ANDERSON
P.O. BOX 3755
DECATUR GA 30031
E-mail: [email protected]
PARTY: NON PARTISAN
INCUMBENT: YES
OCCUPATION: JUDGE, STATE COURT DIVISION A2
QUALIFIED DATE: 03/07/2022
WEBSITE: www.judgekimberlyanderson.com
DEKALB COUNTY – JUDGE OF STATE COURT (TO SUCCEED KIMBERLY ALEXANDER)
KIMBERLY ALEXANDER
PO 3876
DECATUR GA 30031
E-mail: [email protected]
PHONE NUMBER: (678) 400-7993
PARTY: NON PARTISAN
INCUMBENT: YES
OCCUPATION: JUDGE, STATE COURT DIVISION A-7
QUALIFIED DATE: 03/07/2022
WEBSITE: judgekalexander.com
DEKALB COUNTY – JUDGE OF STATE COURT OF DEKALB COUNTY (TO SUCCEED JOHNNY PANOS)
JOHNNY PANOS
PO BOX 592
DECATUR GA 30031 – 0592
PARTY: NON PARTISAN
INCUMBENT: YES
OCCUPATION: STATE COURT JUDGE, DIVISION A-4
QUALIFIED DATE: 03/07/2022
WEBSITE: johhnypanosforjudge.com
DEKALB COUNTY – JUDGE OF STATE COURT OF DEKALB COUNTY (TO SUCCEED ALVIN T. WONG)
ALVIN T. WONG
556 N MCDONOUGH DR
DECATUR GA 30030
E-mail: [email protected]
PHONE NUMBER: (404) 371-2591
PARTY: NON PARTISAN
INCUMBENT: YES
OCCUPATION: JUDGE, STATE COURT DIVISION A-1
QUALIFIED DATE: 03/07/2022
UNITED STATES SENATOR, WARNOCK
GARY W. BLACK
P.O. BOX 6501
ATHENS GA 30604
E-mail: [email protected]
PARTY: REPUBLICAN
INCUMBENT: NO
OCCUPATION: OWNER, HARMONY GROVE FARMS
QUALIFIED DATE: 03/07/2022
WEBSITE: votegaryblack.com
JOSH CLARK CLARK
3446 WINDER HIGHWAY
SUITE M-353
FLOWERY BRANCH GA 30542
E-mail: [email protected]
PHONE NUMBER: (000) 000-0000
PARTY: REPUBLICAN
INCUMBENT: NO
OCCUPATION: BUSINESS OWNER
QUALIFIED DATE: 03/07/2022
WEBSITE: votejosh.com
HERSCHEL JUNIOR WALKER
E-mail: [email protected]
PARTY: REPUBLICAN
INCUMBENT: NO
OCCUPATION: BUSINESS EXECUTIVE
QUALIFIED DATE: 03/07/2022
RAPHAEL WARNOCK
399 EDGEWOOD AVE SE
ATLANTA GA 30316
E-mail: [email protected]
PARTY: DEMOCRATIC
INCUMBENT: YES
OCCUPATION: US SENATOR / PASTOR
QUALIFIED DATE: 03/07/2022
WEBSITE: warnockforgeorgia.com
GOVERNOR
KANDISS TAYLOR
PO BOX 614
BAXLEY GA 31515
E-mail: [email protected]
PHONE NUMBER: (912) 312-4171
PARTY: REPUBLICAN
INCUMBENT: NO
OCCUPATION: STUDENT SERVICES COORDINATOR
QUALIFIED DATE: 03/07/2022
WEBSITE: www.kandisstaylor.com
LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR
MACK MCGREGOR
3798 S DICKS CREEK RD
LA FAYETTE GA 30728
PARTY: REPUBLICAN
INCUMBENT: NO
OCCUPATION: MANUFACTURING SUPERVISOR
QUALIFIED DATE: 03/07/2022
WEBSITE: www.mcgregorforgeorgia.com
ERICK E. ALLEN
2690 COBB PKWY SUITE A5-578
SMYRNA GA 30080
E-mail: [email protected]
PARTY: DEMOCRATIC
INCUMBENT: NO
OCCUPATION: CONSULTANT
QUALIFIED DATE: 03/07/2022
WEBSITE: www.allenforgeorgia.com
KWANZA HALL
384 NORTHYARDS BLVD 190
ATLANTA GA 30313
E-mail: [email protected]
PHONE NUMBER: (470) 272-6770
PARTY: DEMOCRATIC
INCUMBENT: NO
OCCUPATION: COMMUNITY AND BUSINESS DEVELOPER
QUALIFIED DATE: 03/07/2022
WEBSITE: www.kwanzahall.com
JASON T. HAYES
11770 HAYNES BRIDGE RD ST205-#305
ALPHARETTA GA 30009
E-mail: [email protected]
PHONE NUMBER: (678) 310-6311
PARTY: DEMOCRATIC
INCUMBENT: NO
OCCUPATION: PHYSICIAN
QUALIFIED DATE: 03/07/2022
WEBSITE: www.jasonhayesforga.com
DERRICK L. JACKSON
100 COMMERCE DRIVE #1052
TYRONE GA 30290
E-mail: [email protected]
PHONE NUMBER: (706) 810-0498
PARTY: DEMOCRATIC
INCUMBENT: NO
OCCUPATION: RETIRED NAVAL OFFICER; ADJUNCT PROFESSOR
QUALIFIED DATE: 03/07/2022
WEBSITE: derrickjackson.org
MALIK
PO BOX 2481
LILBURN GA 30048
E-mail: [email protected]
PARTY: DEMOCRATIC
INCUMBENT: NO
OCCUPATION: ENTREPRENEUR
QUALIFIED DATE: 03/07/2022
RENITTA SHANNON
2107 N. DECATUR RD #717
DECATUR GA 30033
E-mail: [email protected]
PARTY: DEMOCRATIC
INCUMBENT: NO
OCCUPATION: SMALL BUSINESS OWNER
QUALIFIED DATE: 03/08/2022
WEBSITE: renittashannon.com
SECRETARY OF STATE
DAVID C. BELLE ISLE
178 SOUTH MAIN ST.
SUITE 250
ALPHARETTA GA 30009
E-mail: [email protected]
PARTY: REPUBLICAN
INCUMBENT: NO
OCCUPATION: BUSINESS OWNER/ATTORNEY
QUALIFIED DATE: 03/07/2022
WEBSITE: www.davidbelleisle.com
JODY HICE
000 00000 00
000 GA 00000
E-mail: [email protected]
PHONE NUMBER: (000) 000-0000
PARTY: REPUBLICAN
INCUMBENT: NO
OCCUPATION: US CONGRESSMAN
QUALIFIED DATE: 03/07/2022
WEBSITE: www.jodyhice.com
BRAD RAFFENSPERGER
10335 BELLADRUM
JOHNS CREEK GA 30022 – 1021
E-mail: [email protected]
PARTY: REPUBLICAN
INCUMBENT: YES
OCCUPATION: ENGINEER
QUALIFIED DATE: 03/07/2022
WEBSITE: bradforgeorgiasos.com
JOHN EAVES
215 PIEDMONT AVE 115
ATLANTA GA 30308
E-mail: [email protected]
PHONE NUMBER: (404) 909-3249
PARTY: DEMOCRATIC
INCUMBENT: NO
OCCUPATION: EDUCATOR
QUALIFIED DATE: 03/07/2022
WEBSITE: johneavesforgeorgia.com
FLOYD GRIFFIN
PO BOX 1454
MILLEDGEVILLE GA 31059
E-mail: [email protected]
PHONE NUMBER: (478) 451-9803
PARTY: DEMOCRATIC
INCUMBENT: NO
OCCUPATION: RETIRED
QUALIFIED DATE: 03/07/2022
WEBSITE: floydforgeorgia.com
BEE NGUYEN
245 NORTH HIGHLAND AVENUE
SUITE 230-415
ATLANTA GA 30307
E-mail: [email protected]
PARTY: DEMOCRATIC
INCUMBENT: NO
OCCUPATION: NONPROFIT DIRECTOR
QUALIFIED DATE: 03/08/2022
WEBSITE: beeforgeorgia.com
ATTORNEY GENERAL
CHRIS CARR
POB 724842
ATLANTA GA 31139
PARTY: REPUBLICAN
INCUMBENT: YES
OCCUPATION: ATTORNEY GENERAL
QUALIFIED DATE: 03/07/2022
WEBSITE: www.chriscarrga.com
UNITED STATES REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 4
JONATHAN CHAVEZ
E-mail: [email protected]
PARTY: REPUBLICAN
INCUMBENT: NO
OCCUPATION: DIRECTOR OF CLINICAL OPERATIONS
QUALIFIED DATE: 03/07/2022
WEBSITE: jonathanchavezforcongress.com
HENRY C “HANK” JOHNSON JR
4153 FLAT SHOALS PKWY
SUITE 322, BUILDING C, SECOND
DECATUR GA 30034
E-mail: [email protected]
PARTY: DEMOCRATIC
INCUMBENT: YES
OCCUPATION: CONGRESSMAN
QUALIFIED DATE: 03/07/2022
WEBSITE: www.hankforcongress.com
STATE SENATOR, DISTRICT 10
BRUCE B. HOLMES
140 HENRY PKWY
MCDONOUGH GA 30253
E-mail: [email protected]
PHONE NUMBER: (770) 288-6001
PARTY: DEMOCRATIC
INCUMBENT: NO
OCCUPATION: MEDICAL CONSULTANT
QUALIFIED DATE: 03/07/2022
WEBSITE: brucebholmes.com
EMANUEL D JONES
PO BOX 370244
DECATUR GA 30037
E-mail: [email protected]
PARTY: DEMOCRATIC
INCUMBENT: YES
OCCUPATION: AUTOMOTIVE DEALER
QUALIFIED DATE: 03/07/2022
WEBSITE: www.senatoremanueljones.com
STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 91
ANGELA MOORE
2724 WESLEY CHAPEL ROAD, BX. 361731
DECATUR GA 30034
E-mail: [email protected]
PHONE NUMBER: (678) 824-5790
PARTY: DEMOCRATIC
INCUMBENT: YES
OCCUPATION: SR. PUBLIC RELATIONS SPECIALIST
QUALIFIED DATE: 03/07/2022
WEBSITE: angelamooreforgeorgia.com
JUDGE OF SUPERIOR COURT, STONE MOUNTAIN, JACKSON
ASHA F. JACKSON
PARTY: NON PARTISAN
INCUMBENT: YES
OCCUPATION: JUDGE, SUPERIOR COURT
QUALIFIED DATE: 03/07/2022
JUDGE OF SUPERIOR COURT, STONE MOUNTAIN, JACKSON
LATISHA DEAR JACKSON
PO BOX 1182
DECATUR GA 30031
E-mail: [email protected]
PHONE NUMBER: (404) 371-4710
PARTY: NON PARTISAN
INCUMBENT: YES
OCCUPATION: SUPERIOR COURT JUDGE
QUALIFIED DATE: 03/07/2022
JUDGE OF SUPERIOR COURT, STONE MOUNTAIN, JOHNSON
COURTNEY JOHNSON
PO BOX 1387
DECATUR GA 30030
E-mail: [email protected]
PHONE NUMBER: (404) 371-2457
PARTY: NON PARTISAN
INCUMBENT: YES
OCCUPATION: SUPERIOR COURT JUDGE
QUALIFIED DATE: 03/07/2022
WEBSITE: judgecourtneyjohnson.com
STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 85
KARLA DRENNER
PO BOX 348
AVONDALE ESTATES GA 30002 – 1766
E-mail: [email protected]
PARTY: DEMOCRATIC
INCUMBENT: YES
OCCUPATION: PROFESSOR
QUALIFIED DATE: 03/07/2022

 March 7 is the first day DeKalb County voters can request an absentee ballot for the May 24 primary election. To request your ballot, click here.

New voting laws may surprise voters who have not cast a ballot since the last governor’s race in 2018. SB202 requires additional steps to securing and submitting an absentee ballot. A new version was created in 2021.

To request an absentee ballot, voters must use the official application with proof of accepted ID. The list of accepted ID includes a Georgia driver’s license, state-issued ID card, U.S. passport and others. The complete list can be found here.

Absentee ballot drop box locations have not yet been announced. Ballots can be returned to the VRE office, Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and until 7 p.m. on Election Day.

DeKalb County Voter Registration and Elections office at 4380 Memorial Drive, Decatur, GA, 30032, offers free voter IDs. Voters in DeKalb County can register to vote, update and verify voter registration on a no-contact kiosk. Voters can print precinct cards and other election-related information.

ID is also required to vote in person.

On the May 24 ballot in DeKalb County:

– DeKalb Board of Education Districts 2, 4, and 6

– DeKalb County Commissioners Districts 2, 3 and 7

– DeKalb State Court Judges

– Stonecrest mayoral election

– Special Election City of Atlanta and City of Lithonia

On the May 24 ballot statewide:

– Governor

– U.S. Sentator

– Attorney General

– Secretary of State

– State Representatives and State Senators

– Insurance Commissioner, Commissioner of Labor, Commissioner of Agriculture, State School Superintendent, Public Service Commission

– Supreme Court of Georgia

– Judges from appeals court, superior court and state court

Early voting will begin on May 2.

For more on the process and procedure of voting this year, visit Georgia Voter Guide.

Writer Logan C. Ritchie contributed to this story. 

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