Brookhaven Election Guide

The candidates, incumbents and issues that will be affecting Brookhaven, Chamblee and DeKalb County.

As we look ahead to November’s elections, Brookhaven Patch is devoted to bring you the information you need about every race in town. Here's our start on the candidates and issues we'll be covering as November draws near. Bookmark this page for updates.

Brookhaven Incorporation: The hottest issue in the July 31 election. This vote has seemingly divided neighborhoods throughout the boundaries of what would become DeKalb County's largest city (pop: 50,000) if passed. No other media outlet is covering this issue as thoroughly as Brookhaven Patch.

Chamblee Annexation: This could alter the future of Chamblee forever. If passed in November, of Chamblee Tucker Road to I-85 and portion of the Clairmont Road corridor, including Plaza Fiesta; the southern portion of Airport Road.

State House District 81: Formerly held by Democrat , the district was combined with district to the east. Parent has declined to run for re-election, leaving her fellow Democrat as the incumbent. in November, and the July 31 GOP primary between and has already become controversial.

T-SPLOST: While there are only that would be funded, this July 31 vote will give voters in 10 metro counties a chance to approve or reject $8.5 billion in transportation improvements through a one-percent sales tax.

DeKalb CEO: will face two opponents in the July 31 Democratic primary. Gregory Adams and Jerome Edmondson are both challenging the CEO.

and GOP Presidential Nominee : DeKalb is heavily Democratic; Obama carried the county in 2008 by almost 190,000 votes. However, Brookhaven and Chamblee have been level battlegrounds between Republicans and Democrats for several years. Despite Georgia advantage, Romney carried DeKalb by more than 1,200 votes in the GOP presidential preference primary.


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