A look at some early results for key local races
DeKalb County Sheriff Melody Maddox appears headed for a runoff with either Ruth “The Truth” Stinger or Antonio “Block” Johnson, who are battling for second place, according to unofficial early results.Run-offs are scheduled on Aug. 11.
There were eight Democrats and one Republican in the sheriff’s race. The Democrat who wins the primary will face the lone Republican in the November General Election.
In the Board of Education, District 3 race, Deidre Price and Willie Mosley also appear headed for a run-off. Price received 5,253 votes (44.40 percent). Willie Mosley received 3,420 votes (28.91 percent).
In the Board of Education District 5 race, incumbent Vickie Turner commanded the lead and was re-elected with 7,981 votes (55.7 percent), defeating three challengers, according to unofficial results.
DeKalb Tax Commissioner Irvin Johnson was re-elected with an overwhelming 50,597 votes (66.26 percent), defeating Roslyn McCaskil, who received 25,768 votes (33.74 percent), according to the unofficial results.
Here’s a look at other results in key races: