Candidates are competing for state and federal legislative offices and other government posts in Reporter Newspapers communities will appear on the Nov. 8 ballot. In the list below, click on a candidate’s name for his or her background and answers to Reporter Newspapers questions.

For our Voters Guide about TSPLOSTs, MARTA funding and Opportunity School District ballot questions, click here.

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District 5 (Buckhead)

Beth Beskin (incumbent)

Bob Gibeling

District 6 (Buckhead/Sandy Springs)

Hunter Hill (incumbent)

Jaha Howard

District 40 (Brookhaven/Dunwoody/Sandy Springs)

Tamara Johnson-Shealey

Fran Millar (incumbent)

District 42 (Brookhaven)

Elena Parent (incumbent)

Kenneth Brett Quarterman (did not respond to questionnaire)

District 56 (Sandy Springs)

John Albers (incumbent)

Patrick Thompson


District 80 (Brookhaven/Sandy Springs)

Taylor Bennett (incumbent)

Meagan Hanson

The candidates also met in a debate at Oglethorpe University.

District 81 (Brookhaven)

Lane Flynn

Scott Holcomb (incumbent)

U.S. House of Representatives

District 5 (Buckhead)

Douglas Bell

John Lewis (incumbent)

District 6 (Brookhaven/Dunwoody/Sandy Springs)

Tom Price (incumbent)

Rodney Stooksbury  (did not respond to questionnaire)

DeKalb County CEO

Jack Lovelace

Michael Thurmond (did not respond to questionnaire)

Joe Earle

Joe Earle is Editor-at-Large. He has more than 30-years of experience with daily newspapers, including the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was Managing Editor of Reporter Newspapers.

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