Interesting results in the DeKalb County where voters seemed to deliver conflicting messages on their satisfaction with their current school board.
DeKalb voters in District 2 turned out incumbent Don McChesney for parent and activist Marshall Orson by a decisive margin, 62 percent to 38.
But many District 4 voters still support incumbent Paul Womack, who, with 47 percent of the vote, fell short of the percentage needed to win outright in a field of four candidates. He is now in a runoff with parent activist Jim McMahan, who won 28 percent vote.
There is also a runoff for Tom Bowen’s District 6 seat between former school system employee Melvin Johnson and ative PTSA member and parent Denise McGill.
Incumbent Pam Speaks retains her District 8 seat, although her opponent — who ran a fairly low-voltage campaign — drew an impressive 48 percent of the vote.
Here are the results:
Marshall Orson 7,214 62%
Don McChesney (I) 4,396 38%
Paul Womack (I) 6,705 47%
Jim McMahan 4,019 28%
Tom Gilbert 2,001 14%
Jim Kinney 1,617 11%
Melvin Johnson 4,973 39%
Denise McGill 3,807 30%
Latasha Walker 2,551 20%
Terrilyn Rivers-Canon 1,262 10%
Pam Speaks (I) 23,102 52%
Michelle (Mimi) Jenkins-Clark 21,618 48%
–From Maureen Downey, for the AJC Get Schooled blog