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


July 10th, 2010
4:11 pm

Surely with all life’s problems, its more to think about than two buggies of groceries, the food stamp card, and the Cadillac Escalade. Think is Bigot thinking! Vote Democrats


July 10th, 2010
8:47 pm

Joyce Baul is my choice in District 1.Edmondson is the choice in District 4.Mike Glanton in State Senate District 44 and David Scott in Congressional District 13.


July 11th, 2010
7:04 am

I agree don’t vote for the Scotts or Roberta Abdul-Salaam how dare she get on the News and try to raise taxes and she owns money herself to the IRS. She is also frriends with the Scotts if you have facebook account I saw the site it was a Campaigne Party and she was also taking pictures with the Scotts. We don’t need Sandra Scott trying to be a fashion model we need somone who is looking out for the people. Please be careful voting because some of these candidates are still lying and making promises they can’t keep. Please get out a Vote On July 20

Direct Exam

July 11th, 2010
8:17 am

Jewel Scott- OUCH!!! Hood Case, Disregard for State Law, Disregard for Personnel Policy and Procedure, Misuse of Gov’t Vehicles & Personnel, Personal Indulgances Inside and Out of the DA’s Office – Sworn Testimony PDF Attached of 150 pages of sworn testimony


SynamonSays!...What do you say?

July 11th, 2010
10:18 am

In a span of less than two weeks I have received 3 negative mailers lying about Commissioner Sonna Singleton and her work on the commission. In my upcoming show the cowards who have sent these mailers will be exposed. Join us by signing onto http://www.synamonsays.com at 7pm on Saturday, July 17th. Get the scoop and be sufficiently aware of who to vote for based on truth, not lies and the lying liars who tell them. We must not go back!


July 11th, 2010
7:46 pm

Well it looks like the three stooges, and their boss W.S. are going to cost the voters big bucks in the style of Victor Hill. May our Tax Commissioner enjoy the fruits of this when he sues, and lead a rich, and comfortable life courtesy of the voters who put them in office.

Black Rain

July 11th, 2010
9:16 pm

Sorry Synamon – Ms Singleton has shown her ineptness as a commissioner once again. She is part of the unholy 3 – the so-called 3 stooges – or the Starr students. She and Wole Ralph and Ms Hambrick following the lead of Mr Wade. First with Jeff Turner – going way beyond their charge from the citizens – by not only assigning Jeff to the Academy and then closing the same — but now going after Terry Baskin. Whose only mis-deed was supporting someone running against your precious Sonna. This is a very sad turn of events and this overstepping of their duties has got to stop. Vote Sonna out. At least that is a start.


July 11th, 2010
9:21 pm

Thank you – Direct Exam – for this info.

Aside from the naysayers who feel nothing can be done. All it takes is a colorblind right -thinking person and any political person – past or present can be prosecuted.


July 11th, 2010
10:25 pm

yes vote them out.

SynamonSays!...What do you say?

July 12th, 2010
1:29 am

Black Rain it is that sort of thinking and misinformation that will take us back. Stop relying on hateful, mean-spirited, revengeful and “inept” sources to frame your opinions. Tune into the show, get the facts about Baskin and have some intelligent dialogue. Let’s not be bamboozled again and again!

On another note the Commissioners, the three that you speak of presented and passed a balanced budget without all the bloodletting proposed by Bell and Edmondson. No raise in taxes, no major layoffs, no decreases in pay and no reduction of services. Now run and tell the good news!

Furry Vengence

July 12th, 2010
8:04 am

Psst…. don’t vote for the other Starr student in District 1- Ms. J. Baul.

Black Rain

July 12th, 2010
10:56 pm

Sorry Synamon – 4% is hardly blood-lettting. go talk to the airlines – where some people lost 25% and more after 9-11 . You must think govt. workers should not contribute their fair share of sacrifice. Pity.


July 14th, 2010
8:17 pm

I don’t see Congressman Scott losing to any of these people. Have you heard of any of them?