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Lee May Resigns his County Commission Seat, Maintains Role as Interim CEO

June 16, 2015 is the date set for a
special election to replace May as
the District 5 county commissioner in
DeKalb County.
DeKalb County Interim CEO Lee May Resigns District 5 Commission Office: Action paves the way for voting representation in District 5 with June 16, 2015 Special Election.

May calls upon the county commissioners to work together moving forward.   Says he has been told by at least one commissioner that he has been criticized publicly for the personal political gain of others.


Candidates for the Special Election as of today are listed as: 
TO BE HELD JUNE 16, 2015 

  Gregory Adams 
PO Box 63 
Clarkston, GA 30021 
Phone: 404-454-9815 

  Harmel Deanne Codi 
PO Box 360924 
Decatur, GA 30034 
Phone: 404-944-8631 

  Melvin Jerome Edmondson 
5723 Greenridge Court 
Lithonia, GA 30058 
Phone: 404-419-2652 

  Gwendolyn R. “Gwen” Green 
2991 Rolling Meadows Court 
Lithonia, GA 30038 
Phone: 678-6764020 

  Vaughn Irons 
4147 Sandstone Shores Drive 
Lithonia, GA 30038 
Phone: 404-800-7155 

  Mereda Davis Johnson 
4706 Lionshead Circle 
Lithonia, GA 30038 
Phone: 404-289-2244 

  Gina Mangham 
PO Box 525 
Lithonia, GA 30058 
Phone: 770-483-2501 

  Kathryn T. Rice 
 PO Box 360608 
Decatur, GA 30036 
Phone: 770-322-3842 

  Kenneth Saunders, III 
1558 Acorn Forest 
Stone Mountain, GA 30088 
Phone: 404-939-7619 

  George Turner, Jr. 
PO Box 1716 
Lithonia, GA 30058 
Phone: 404-886-2053

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