Big Victories: Voters return Cobble and Grimes to Stonecrest City Council

November 2, 20212min10701

Tara Graves headed for runoff with incumbent Clanton

Story updated Nov. 3, 2021 at 11:27 a.m.

STONECREST, GA—Incumbents Jazzmin Cobble and Tammy Grimes were overwhelmingly re-elected to the Stonecrest City Council on Tuesday, each defeating two challengers in their respective races, according to unofficial results.

Meanwhile, Tara Graves appeared headed for a runoff with incumbent Jimmy Clanton, Jr. for the Post 1 City Council seat.  Graves received 41.94 % (325 votes), while Clanton received 37.68% (292 votes), according to final unofficial results released at 1:05 a.m. Wednesay by DeKalb County elections officials. A runoff would take place since neither Graves nor Clanton received the required more than 50 percent to claim a victory.  The runoff would be held on Nov. 30. Kwavena “Cubby” Nkromo was in third place with 20.13% (156 votes).

Cobble swept the District 3 race, earning 64.91% (592 votes). Alecia Washington came in second in the three-way race with 33.22% (303 votes). Herbert Woods received 1.86% (17 votes).

Grimes  commanded  the District 5 race, garnering 69.38% (981 votes). Barbara Hall received 26.80% (379 votes). Ryan Gallagher placed third received 3.39% (48 votes).

All results posted here are unofficial and must be certified by elections officials.




One comment

  • S

    November 3, 2021 at 8:16 am

    I wasn’t sure about how the evening/ night was going to go but as of now, it’s been a pleasant roller coaster ride

    Although my selected hopeful in my head Kwabena Nkromo doesn’t appear that he will win his office( I don’t live in the Stonecrest district) ,I will throw my unofficial support for Tara Graves and wish her very well. I also congratulate Jazzmin Cobble and Tammy Grimes win.
    God knows , Stonecrest have been through a lot and deserves better.

    I’m also hoping for Stone Mountain next mayor.Though it appeared to be Beverly Jones,there is no confirmation of her win and the same for the Mayor of McDonough ( Sandra Vincent)

    Though I want Andre Dickens to be Atlanta mayor,if Felecia Moore wins the runoff,I will support her win. Lastly, I’m happy that Bill Edwards retained his seat as South Fulton’s mayor. Sure,there have been some glitches with him but my South Fulton/ Camp Creek still thrives and they’re STILL growing . Somebody has to know what they’re doing for that to happy.

    Lastly,I also wished that Robin Biro would have won Tucker.( I can see my sister sulking right now) Oh well..maybe next time. Meanwhile,I’m also happy that the Braves won the World Series. I know that the alumni and Hank Aaron is smiling from above.


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