Voters wait in line outside the Historic Clayton Coun ty Courthouse, Jonesboro, GA, Oct. 12, 2020.

by Robin Kemp

With less than 24 hours to go before Friday’s noon deadline, here are the candidates who have qualified to run for office in Clayton County in the upcoming May 24, 2022 general primary and nonpartisan election.

Voters in Commission Districts 1 and 4, as well as in School Board Districts 1, 4, 8, and 9 will choose those officeholders. Ten Democrats have qualified across six races. No Republicans have qualified thus far.

Voters countywide can cast ballots in the State Court elections. All candidates for judgeships run on a nonpartisan basis. So far, all three State Court judges are running unopposed.

This information is public and comes from the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office and the Clayton County Elections and Registration office. All information was correct as of 8 p.m. Thursday, March 10, 2022.

COUNTY COMMISSION, DISTRICT 1
ALIEKA ANDERSON
5504 MARTIN CT
ELLENWOOD GA 30294
E-mail: alieka.anderson1@att.net
PHONE: (770) 317-2749
PARTY: DEMOCRATIC
INCUMBENT: YES
JOB: EDUCATOR
QUALIFIED: 03/08/2022
WEBSITE: www.electalieka.com
ALAINA REAVES
P O BOX 2701
FOREST PARK GA 30298
E-mail: vote@alainaforclayton.com
PHONE: (404) 793-3833
PARTY: DEMOCRATIC
INCUMBENT: NO
JOB: CONSULTANT
QUALIFIED: 03/08/2022
WEBSITE: www.alainaforclayton.com
COUNTY COMMISSION, DISTRICT 4
MEIA BALLINGER
1303 SUMMERWIND DR
JONESBORO GA 30236
bmeia@yahoo.com
(404) 447-3132
PARTY: DEMOCRATIC
INCUMBENT: NO
JOB: ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
QUALIFIED: 03/08/2022
DEMONT DAVIS
2301 FOREST DR
JONESBORO GA 30236 – 4075
demont@demontforcommissioner.org
(404) 397-7813
PARTY: DEMOCRATIC
INCUMBENT: YES
JOB: IT CONSULTANT
QUALIFIED: 03/09/2022
demontforcommissioner.org
JANICE SCOTT
7740 NEW CASTLE WAY
JONESBORO GA 30236 – 2796
janicescottonline@gmail.com
(678) 523-0238
PARTY: DEMOCRATIC
INCUMBENT: NO
JOB: TEACHER
QUALIFIED: 03/08/2022
www.janicescott4commissioner.com
BOARD OF EDUCATION, DISTRICT 1
JASMINE BOWLES
hi@jasminebowles.com
(770) 543-9063
PARTY: DEMOCRATIC
INCUMBENT: YES
JOB: ORGANIZER
QUALIFIED: 03/08/2022
www.jbo4clayco.com
MONICA HOOKER
44 LAKE CROSSING CT
FAYETTEVILLE GA 30215 – 8514
mhooker20@gmail.com
(561) 889-6917
PARTY: DEMOCRATIC
INCUMBENT: NO
JOB: EDUCATOR
QUALIFIED: 03/08/2022
electmonica22.com
BOARD OF EDUCATION, DISTRICT 4
VICTORIA WILLIAMS
728 KENNESAW DR
FOREST PARK GA 30297
lajuana2979@gmail.com
(404) 551-0045
PARTY: DEMOCRATIC
INCUMBENT: YES
JOB: SALESPERSON
QUALIFIED: 03/07/2022
BOARD OF EDUCATION, DISTRICT 8
JOY TELLIS COOPER
2585 BROOKGATE CROSSING
ELLENWOOD GA 30294 – 2393
joytellis1@gmail.com
(678) 823-1115
PARTY: DEMOCRATIC
INCUMBENT: YES
JOB: ACCOUNTANT
QUALIFIED: 03/08/2022
www.joytelliecooper.com
BOARD OF EDUCATION, DISTRICT 9
BENJAMIN A STRAKER SR
3215 POPLAR RIDGE DR
REX GA 30273
benjamin.straker@gmail.com
(678) 379-9517
PARTY: DEMOCRATIC
INCUMBENT: YES
JOB: INSURANCE AGENCY OWNER
QUALIFIED: 03/07/2022
www.benjaminstraker.com
JUDGE OF STATE COURT (TO SUCCEED TAMMI HAYWARD)
TAMMI LONG HAYWARD
9151 TARA BLVD
3RD FLOOR
JONESBORO GA 30236
tammi.hayward@claytoncountyga.gov
(404) 314-1947
PARTY: NON PARTISAN
INCUMBENT: YES
JOB: JUDGE OF STATE COURT
QUALIFIED: 03/07/2022
JUDGE OF STATE COURT (TO SUCCEED MICHAEL T. GARRETT)
MICHAEL TYRONE GARRETT
9151 TARA BLVD STE 3 JC 202
JONESBORO GA 30236
garretforjudge@gmail.com
(770) 477-3354
PARTY: NON PARTISAN
INCUMBENT: YES
JOB: JUDGE OF STATE COURT
QUALIFIED: 03/07/2022
JUDGE OF STATE COURT (TO SUCCEED MARGARET SPENCER)
MARGARET L SPENCER
9151 TARA BLVD SUITE 3JC302
JONESBORO GA 30236
judgemargaretspencer@gmail.com
PARTY: NON PARTISAN
INCUMBENT: YES
JOB: JUDGE OF STATE COURT
QUALIFIED: 03/07/2022

We’ll have the final list as soon as possible after the March 11 deadline.

Robin Kemp

Robin Kemp is executive editor and CEO of The Clayton Crescent, which she founded in 2020. She has worked for Gambit, CNN, The Weather Channel, Clayton News, Henry Herald, and numerous freelance outlets....

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