by Robin Kemp

Several potential candidates have filed declarations of intention to accept campaign contributions in the September 21 race to fill the District 1 seat on the Clayton County Board of Commissioners previously held by the late Vice-Chair Sonna Singleton Gregory.

These potential candidates must meet all requirements for qualification before they can actually run for office.

Also, other people may also declare their intentions to seek campaign contributions before qualifying gets underway. We are aware of at least one other possible candidate who had not filed a declaration as of press time. Should anyone else declare, we will add them to this list.

Qualifying will take place at the Clayton County Board of Elections and Registration Office, 121 S. McDonough Street, Annex II, Jonesboro. Candidates must provide all required documentation and pay a $1,068 qualifying fee by cashier’s check or money order. Qualifying will take place on these dates, according to the Board of Elections and Registration:

  • Monday, July 19 from 9 a.m.to 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, July 20 from 9 a.m.to 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, July 21 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon

The forms, which are public records that are filed with the Clayton County Board of Elections and Registration and the Georgia Campaign Finance Commission, show the following people plan to try and qualify for the District 1 special election:

Dr. Alieka Cherlyn Anderson

Ellenwood
Democrat
Filed June 14, 2021

Jae S. Brown

Ellenwood
Democrat
Filed July 7, 2021

Hackwin Laval Devoe

Rex
Non Partisan
Filed June 21, 2021

Junior Stennett Jackson

Morrow
Democrat
Filed June 24, 2021

Thomas H. Pough, Jr.

Ellenwood
Democrat
Filed May 27, 2021

Alaina Reaves

Morrow
Democrat
Filed June 25, 2021

Shegale Crute Thurmond

Stockbridge
Democrat
Filed June 23, 2021

If you are not registered to vote and want to vote in the special election, you have to register by Monday, August 23. Find out how on the Clayton County Board of Elections and Registration’s website.