Who gets your vote on July 20?

Is Michael King doing such a good job in his district that he can claim victory already? Pretty much from day one, the District 4 school board representative has had issues, specifically ethics violations.  Nevertheless, he believes this is a “non-issue” that will not factor into his forthcoming reelection. How anyone can say or believe that any ethics violation isn’t an issue after all the CCPS drama, I don’t know.

Recently, an old lawsuit came back to haunt District 4 candidate Jewel Scott, alleging that while serving as district attorney she fired an employee who dared run for office against her husband Lee Scott, who is also a (Republican) candidate for the same District 4 commission seat.

While there are candidates who give voters pause, there are also new faces looking for voter support going into November.

With the primary elections coming up on July 20, do you already know who you’re voting for – or not voting for? Do you know where candidates in your district stand on issues that matter to you?

You can find out who the Clayton candidates are and where they  stand at the Georgia Voter Guide produced by the League of Women Voters of Georgia.

Absentee and early voting has already begun. Advance voting begins next Monday. Countywide, candidates are as follows:

County Commission: District 1: Rosalilia Barbee (D), Joyce Baul (D), Shegale Crute (D), Richard Reagan (D), incumbent Sonna Singleton.

District 4:Dabouze Antoine (D), incumbent Michael Edmondson (D), Jewel Scott (D), Lee Scott (R).

Board of Education: District 1:Incumbent Pamela G. Adamson (D), Richard Jones (D).

District 4: R. Jermaine Coleman (D), incumbent Michael King (D), Xavier O. Ross (D).

District 8:Incumbent Alieka Anderson (D).

District 9:Incumbent Charlton L. Bivins (D), Grandvial H. Quick (D), James R. Searcy (D).

U.S. Representative: District 5:Fenn Little (R), Kelly Nguyen (R), incumbent John Lewis (D).

District 13:Mike Crane (R), Hank Dudek (R), Chip Flanegan (R), Michael Frisbee (D), Deborah Honeycutt (R), Mike Murphy (D), Dave Orr (R) – Rupert Parchment (R), incumbent David Scott (D),

State Representative: District 60:Gloria Bromell Tinubu.

District 62:Incumbent Joe Heckstall.

District 74:Incumbent Roberta Abdul-Salaam (D), Oritha “Rick” Scoggins (D), Emory Wilkerson.

District 75:Kristy Dubuisson (D), H. Shawn James (D), Yasmin Neal.

District 76:Carlotta Harrell, Thomas Pough, Sandra G. Scott.

District 77: James Brown (R), incumbent Darryl Jordan (D).

District 78: incumbent Glenn Baker (D), Jackie Anderson-Woods (D).

State Senate: District 34:Zannie “Tiger” Billingslea (R), Victor Hill (D), incumbent Valencia Seay (D), Travis Spruill (D).

District 44:Gail Davenport (D), Mike Glanton (D), Dawn Randolph (D).

63 comments Add your comment

A better CC

July 7th, 2010
12:35 pm

Why are 99% of the CC candidates and incumbents DEMOCRAT ? Does that explain the failure of the county over the past few years ? Whats worst is that you don’t even have a republican opponent to choose if you wanted more conservative values in CC……you all are IDIOTS. The one republican i te mix is a FAKE..Mr. Lee Scott just wants in so he can embezzle some funds and further ruin the county and make is a SUPER GHETTO…as he envisions it.

XRAY VISION

July 7th, 2010
2:25 pm

You know what? Clayton county’s residents are kind of mixed up about what constitutes “Ethics Violations” in Government”. Very recently the head man on the local ethics commission said, “one BOE member making another BOE member mad is an ethics violation. When ethics in government has always been about things such as “Money, Power, Tax Evasion, Bid Rigging, etc. No wonder King says it’s a non-issue. Ignorance breeds Ignorance. They say Clayton lost its accreditation of “Ethic Violations”. Question for ya, who went to jail for it? Want to see “Ethics Violations” in Government” look at Republician Gov. candidate Oxendine, $200,000 from insurers however, Sonny won’t run him off!

How Soon We Forget

July 7th, 2010
2:38 pm

This Clown is talking about vote Republician! Republicians got us into two wars, $5.75 per gallon gas, outscourced all “JOBS” overseas and “Bankrupt the Nation or should I say the World! My, How Soon We Forget!

Roach

July 7th, 2010
5:20 pm

The Republican Party in Clayton County is ineffectual. (Have you seen their website? Looked like an ad for Hitler Youth, last time I checked.) The Democratic Party in Clayton County is controlled by a small corrupt clique. There is still competition, but it is competition in the shadows, between equally corrupt organizations. An actual functioning opposition party would be a great thing for Clayton County, even if it had only limited electoral success, as long as it had a pitbull commitment to good government.

19&41

July 7th, 2010
5:24 pm

The mess in this county is being operated and continued by democrats. How soon we forget that this is a county forum. Voting for responsible candidates can improve our situation, but too many in this county do not care who they vote for, as long as they can occupy space and time and be a democrat.

lucid voter

July 7th, 2010
6:01 pm

County Commission: District 1: anyone but incumbent Sonna Singleton.
Reason – she is one of Wade’s people
District 4:incumbent Michael Edmondson (D)
Reason – tried to stand up to Wade’s people
Board of Education: District 1:Incumbent Pamela G. Adamson (D)
Reason – her opposition is a plant by BOE member Goree
District 4: anyone but incumbent Michael King (D),
Reason – he has been fighting to stay for 4 years – give him the boot
U.S. Representative: District 5:anyone but incumbent John Lewis (D).
District 13: Deborah Honeycutt (R)
Reason – we need some relief from the liberal Scott
District 74:anyone but Incumbent Roberta Abdul-Salaam (D)
Reason – again we need some relief
District 76:anyone but Sandra G. Scott.
Reason – her history on the BOE
District 77: James Brown (R)
one more time – we need some relief
State Senate: District 34:(D), incumbent Valencia Seay (D)
Reason – hard worker, good legislator
District 44: Mike Glanton (D)
Reason – hard worker, involved in community, excellent legislator

Whatever

July 7th, 2010
6:01 pm

If their last name is Scott they don’t get my vote. I don’t care what office they are running for. Oh if their last name is Hill the same thing goes.

Peace be still

July 7th, 2010
6:17 pm

I think most of these bench warmers (I) need to go. Clayton, its now or never. Make the right choice this time to again clean house. I would pay close attention especialy to these races:

Clayton Commission seat distrcit 1
Clayton Commission seat district 4

Clayton School Board seat district 4
Clayton School Board seat district 9

U.S House Representative district 13

GA State Representative district 74
GA State Representative district 76

My Favorite

July 7th, 2010
6:27 pm

The best candidiate running for Commissioner bar none is Rosa Barbee. She is a community person and parent who really has shown integrity and committment to Clayton County. She has already received our family’s vote.

Please check all candidates and find out if they are truly deserving of your vote. Many are not.

A better CC

July 7th, 2010
7:41 pm

@How soon we forget…..Is seems as if you get you information from democrat campaign speeches…I wont fault you…let me teach you something:

Republicans are better suited for running local/smaller governments. Don’t look at George Bush and feel that the same logic applies to little old CC.

Look at all the counties that are prosperous Fayette, Hennry, North Fukton, Forsyth, Cobb…..THEY ALL HAVE REPUBLICAN LEADERSHIP AT THE LOCAL LEVEL.

Now look at all the trashy counties…Dekalb, Clayton, South Fulton, City Of Atlanta…they all are ran by DEMOCRATS…Do you see a pattern here ? Republicans are good with small local governments because of there conservative fiscal (money) policies……their belief in commerce, lower taxes, small business etc. Democrats want a bunch of social programs to people become dependent and LAZY……they will tax the HELL outta you to pay for the stupid programs. We need some decent Republicans to add balance to CC …..things have gotten better so lets add to it…..AND NEVER EVER EVER VOTE FOR ANYONE WITH THE LAST NAME SCOTT REGARDLESS OF WHAT PARTY THEY CLAIM !

Make It Count on July 20th

July 7th, 2010
11:08 pm

TRAVIS SPRUILL is the best choice for State Senate – District 34. He brings corporate and military leadership experience that will change the face of politics in Clayton County. Valencia Seay and Victor Hill are part on the problems and turmoil in Clayton County, and it will only get worse if they are elected. SEND ALL THE INCUMBENTS HOME FOR GOOD AND START OVER IN 2011!!!!!!!!

Win

July 7th, 2010
11:16 pm

Roach, do you mean a putbull with lipstick on and speaks with a forked tongue? I remember two wars and $5.23 per gallon; it still not that bad yet! However, vote your conscious! You’ll get it right!

Keep Up With The Details!

July 8th, 2010
6:47 am

Primaries are a filtering mechanism. I voted early for Edmondson, Glanton, Baker and Adamson. Honeycutt is not part of the current conversation since we can only choose 1 ballot in July. We can talk about her towards November.

retired teacher

July 8th, 2010
9:04 am

Lucid voter..good choices. I might add..I worked with Pam Adamson as a math coordinator for several years. She is smart, honest, and knows about that which she talks about.

Roach

July 8th, 2010
9:08 am

Win: “a pitbull with lipstick on and speaks with a forked tongue . . .”??? Lipstick isn’t what Roach worries about.

Longtime resident

July 8th, 2010
12:14 pm

Commission District 4 – there are no choices. Too many times Edmondson sided with the three stooges, Antoine has no experience, and Jewel and Lee are dangerous and not trustworthy. Just like her mailer that said Mr. Scott and the Haitian friend had withdrawn from the race to help her.

The Unemployed had better remember ...

July 8th, 2010
1:18 pm

That it was every single republican who voted AGAINST extending unemployment benefits & COBRA! Vote out ALL INCUMBENTS every chance you get!!

kallen

July 8th, 2010
1:25 pm

“Commission District 4 – there are no choices. Too many times Edmondson sided with the three stooges, Antoine has no experience, and Jewel and Lee are dangerous and not trustworthy. Just like her mailer that said Mr. Scott and the Haitian friend had withdrawn from the race to help her.

Since this issue was raised by a poster, I have to add that based on a press release distributed by Dabouze Antoine recently, that mailer is false. He has not dropped out of the race in order to support another candidate, and he is still running as a candidate in the District 4 Commission race.

Politics As Usual

July 8th, 2010
3:41 pm

@A better CC, who say, “Look at all the counties that are prosperous Fayette, Henry, North Fulton, Forsyth, Cobb…..THEY ALL HAVE REPUBLICAN LEADERSHIP AT THE LOCAL LEVEL”. Are you for real? “Conserve What? The ways of the 1960’s, I didn’t like that. You have always taken from those people. Yeah right, truth be told, all these counties mentioned have is a population of whites with money that don’t and won’t throw their county under the bus in the media or sell out their children’s school system credentials. This is done in black democratic counties by those who have always exploited those people. The problem is some of our elected officials in the affected counties are self-serving and is only about a dollar; enabling exploitation! Good Luck with your chooses!

say what?

July 8th, 2010
4:59 pm

I could not vote for ANYONE who is in support of the increase in taxes to pay for public transportation AND/or to bring BROKE MARTA to the area. These folk continue to want public transportation yet the county cannot afford the services already provided. But getting folk to see that you cannot expand no matter how much you really want it, is like explaining to people that you need to save money rather than buy a pair of shoes and purse that you WANT.

Rosa may be a nice person but with dealing with public finances nice does not cut it. Too much money,the economy, education are at stake to have someone with a heart for every sad story to be in power. tired of political cliques as well, so I am almost unable to vote for anyone.

People on the Wade Starr hate train, so u really think that changing the commissioners will cause him to be fired without reprecussions for firing someone because of politics? he would win a lawsuit as he is doing his job, whatever that is, and for people to want to run for office to fire an employee, you are opening up Clayton County for a losing lawsuit.

Mike Glanton I will vote for. His opponent is the leader of the local RainBOw/PUSH and brought the philandering Jesse Jackson here for a stunt. When does Jesse Jackson use public transportation in Clayton County? he doesn’t this was a photo op for him.

BOB

July 8th, 2010
5:28 pm

Pol as Usu – ?moron? – go look it up. boo-hoo , quit living in the past and take some responsibility.

voting right

July 8th, 2010
5:56 pm

Do not be fooled. That is not Jewel’s mailer. It is not for the good of her campaign. It is all from the twisted, devious mind of her overbearing angry husband Lee Scott. Lee would do anything and say anything and run over anybody to achieve his goal. He must despise southern blacks so much – feeling they are easily fooled and led. He will find – southerners, black and white, will send him packing once again. Everyone knows if he can get Jewel to win the DEM primary – he will force her to quit and then he will have it all to himself. Lee has been beaten twice for commissioner, once by a white guy (that had to hurt)and once by a black man, who at 73,(just a few years older than Lee) was able to keep our county commission Scott-free. If the unthinkable were to happen – our only hope would be a well-organized write-in candidacy.

BnB

July 8th, 2010
6:09 pm

The unemployed better remember — it was a Democrat that made the deciding vote – that caused this not to pass. If he had voted the other way – it would have passed. All the Republicans were asking for was fiscal responsibility – to pay for the extension by cutting back somewhere else. Like maybe Obama’s Stimulus Plan – which a year and a half later still has 50% -400 billion dollars – of the funds unused. But no – the Democrats won’t touch that – that is being used for paying back their corporate supporters and for buying votes.

The DEMs are in power and will not negotiate. Obama said he wanted to have bipartisan support. You do not get that by saying ” let’s be bipartisan , do it our way”. Bipartisanship – by the way is neither ultra left wing or ultra right wing – it is somewhere much closer to the middle.

Sgt Rock

July 8th, 2010
7:29 pm

I would encourage fellow citizens to first and foremost VOTE. Secondly, do your homework on each candidate and consider the best choice for your county and district. Finally Sgt. Rock would humbly ask that your consider the following candidates:

State Senator, District 34 Travis Spruill
State Senator, District 44 Mike Glanton
State Representative, District 75 H. Shawn James
State Representative, District 74 Anyone but Roberta Abdul-Salaam
State Representative, District 76 Anyone but Sandra G. Scott
State Representative, District 78 Glenn Baker
Commission District 1 Rosa Barbee
Comission District 4 Michael Edmondson
School Board District 1 Pamela Adamson
School Board District 4 Xavier Ross
School Board District 9 James Searcy

Citizen

July 8th, 2010
7:38 pm

I vote for Rosa Barbee. I believe that she is the best candidate for district 1.
I trust, and believe that she will do a great job as our next commissioner.
She is someone I trust, respect and is loved around our community (Rock Creek).
My family and I support Rosa Barbee.

B.H.

July 8th, 2010
8:59 pm

Who cares who wins what race? We go thru this every election cycle and post election just has CC sinking further into the Abysis. I don’t think anyone is worthy of voting in! My property value has plumeted, no more jobs have been created in the county, the same tied faces keep trying to get elected after repeated rejection by the people? So in reality it will not get any better any time soon because every first term politician in Clayton County is only focused one ONE thing….A SECOND TERM! Anyhow, do yourself a favor and abandon that sinking ship called Clayton County and save yourself and your family while you still can!! It has not hit rock bottom yet but it’s sinking fast!!

BnB

July 8th, 2010
11:08 pm

DA of CC – and if the DEMs had even negotiated in the slightest – some REPUBs would have voted for it. The DEMS will not even think of it.

Peckerwood Politics

July 9th, 2010
12:14 am

BnB, hey buddy, 11 repubs voted “FOR” immigration reform “ONLY” 20 months ago! However, now say “NO”! MMMMmmm, sounds like 480 years of “Privileged Folks” benifits and entitlements! Or, moreover losing in birthrate! And/Or hate on “Them Folks”! We know the answer!

Say What?

July 9th, 2010
9:26 am

I would NOT vote for Pam Adamson. She is a liar. She is the one who runs the Board. She manipulates Aleka masterfully. Also, she is the one who orchestrated the firing of John Thompson because he had reassigned a church friend of hers after being explicitly warned not to. That is a fact. Now, do you think that is ethical and appropriate behavior? I know of a few other things, but will save those nuggets for later.

The Unemployed had better remember ...

July 9th, 2010
9:31 am

You right ONE democrat held things up. But JUST ONE REPUBLICAN could have easily voted to extend benefits for the unemployed. They’re just finding any and every way possible to stick it to PResident Obama and make sure he accomplishes nothing during his term. Republicans got no heart and no problem approving stuff for their rich friends, benefactors, etc. but they let the American people suffer while claiming to be more patriotic than everyone else.

NOw it’s all about future generations but why didn’t they stop the spending when Bush went on a spending spree? didn’t think about the future then. You republicans always talk out both sides of your mouth.

Vote out ALL INCUMBENTS every chance you get!! And don’t forget that EVERY SINGLE SOLITARY REPUBLICAN voted to keep Americans from getting the help they need we’re not all lazy you know. I’ve paid my taxes and worked hard for over 30 years and the one time I need help I can’t get it and I’m not the only one.

District 1 Resident

July 9th, 2010
9:34 am

Pam Adamson will get my vote on July 20.

BnB

July 9th, 2010
11:57 am

Unemployed – you mean you have been without work for 2 years. That is the standard now 99 weeks.

Peckerhead – the REPUBs have just gotten tired of being rolled over by Obama and the DEMs, who refuse to even talk to REPUBs

lucid voter

July 9th, 2010
12:01 pm

Say what – Jessie Goree, is that you. I know you had a hand in getting your preacher to run against Pam. But if anyone watches the BOE broadcasts- it is you that monopolizes BOE meeting time.

lucid voter

July 9th, 2010
12:06 pm

If Michael King is re-elected, and th charges against him are found to be sufficient to remove him, will there be a special election to replace him? How much will that cost the county? Can the county sue him for those costs?

The Unemployed had better remember ...

July 9th, 2010
12:17 pm

No I haven’t been unemployed for 2 years not even one full year but unfortunately I can’t find work and my house will be another Clayton county foreclosure real soon if I don’t get hired somewhere (yes I AM actively looking) or my unemployment gets reinstated. That’s such a load about being rolled over by Obama, Bush rolled over you all then backed his Texas pickup and rolled over ya’ll AGAIN & you never ever complained about anything he did. Guess as long as its a republican doing the screwing it’s all good huh.

Jonesboro

July 9th, 2010
12:20 pm

Please tell THE Scott’s to just go away. I thought we were SCOTT free of those two!!!!!

joe

July 9th, 2010
2:14 pm

US House District 13 Michael Frisbee in the Primary!

Sgt Rock

July 9th, 2010
4:01 pm

Double Action

Sir, you are indeed correct. District 77 would best be served by James Brown.

One correction to my considerations (due to cut and paste error on my part) is School Board District 9, I did not intend to consider Mr. Searcy but rather Mr. Bivens.

Direct Effect

July 9th, 2010
5:04 pm

Georgia says stimulus funds created or saved more than 23,000 jobs. Federal stimulus spending on road projects, schools, public safety and other areas has created or saved more than 23,000 jobs in the state, Georgia officials say. In all, 18 state agencies have spent $702 million of the $3.2 billion allocated to them since President Barack Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in February, resulting in 23,879 jobs created or retained in Georgia, according to a state report obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Thursday evening. That breaks down to $29,380 spent per job across the state. However, Clayton County dumb black democratic elected officials are too stupid to accept to money! They have to take their instructions from the white republican plutocrats.

say what?

July 9th, 2010
5:10 pm

@ lucid voter. there are 2 say what? on here- me and a newcomer. I would trust Pam Anderson before Goree, so it could not be me. I know trauma drama when I see it. ANd you are correct on the who monopolizes the BOE meetings, I see that too.

Conundrum

July 9th, 2010
5:11 pm

Clayton County voters, vote your conscious! Good Luck! Because you have slim pickings Look at your present commission and Tax chief! Corruption Rules

Who knows?

July 9th, 2010
5:30 pm

What if King is reelected? Does the statue of limitations run out on the ethics charges because it’s a new term?

lucid voter

July 9th, 2010
5:34 pm

I stand corrected.

BnB

July 9th, 2010
5:36 pm

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19&41

July 9th, 2010
7:20 pm

Rant on about the Republicans! When the Democrat run county gets your foreclosed home and resells it at a discount to a police officer or teacher, tell them its a gift from your good friends, the Democrats. The county is lickin’ their chops to get what you have, and you will give it over to your friends you keep in office and they will care about you, as long as you keep coming up with the taxes!
Just keep a secret Republican in your heart to hate for it. Then it will all work out.

Furry Vengence

July 9th, 2010
9:36 pm

Terry Baskin was done wrong. Vote out the current puppets in office.

Borodawg

July 10th, 2010
1:51 pm

Anybody but the Scotts…either one of em!

19&41

July 10th, 2010
2:54 pm

Another Clayton County potentate acting like a brawling yahoo. Hurricane Katrina gave us 5.25 a gallon gasoline and this Democrat gives us shame.

Make It Count on July 20th

July 10th, 2010
3:51 pm

@DoubleAction of Clayton County

Spread the word to everyone…….ALL INCUMBENTS MUST GO!!! That’s the only way CC will turn the page and starting changing for the better.

Simple

July 10th, 2010
4:07 pm

I will vote for certain politicians and vote “no” to certain politicians. One thing for sure “Vote No” for the ones you know are “Corrupt”!