by Robin Kemp

Three more candidates have officially qualified for the District One Board of Commissioners race as of Tuesday, July 20 and one is expected to qualify Wednesday morning.

Alaina Reaves, Junior Jackson, and Debra Dozier-King are listed in the Georgia Secretary of State’s Qualified Candidates database.

Reaves is a political consultant and a member of the Georgia Democratic National Committee.

Jackson is a real estate agent who serves on the Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Addictive Diseases Community Service Board.

Dozier-King is a senior administrative professional in the office of Georgia Tech’s senior vice-president of administration and finance.

Also expected to qualify Wednesday morning is Invest Clayton board chair Regina Deloach, who confirmed to The Clayton Crescent that she would be dropping off her qualifying paperwork Wednesday morning.

Deloach, who ran against the late Commissioner Sonna Singleton Gregory in 2018, is a former senior treasury consultant for Bank of America.

Previously qualified candidates in the race include Clayton County School Board Vice-Chair Dr. Alieka Anderson, Dekalb County Sheriff’s Office paralegal and political consultant Shegale Crute Thurmond, Dekalb County UCO billing manager and administrative operations manager Hackwin Devoe,

The deadline for candidate qualification is 12 noon today, Wednesday, July 21.

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