Many races will appear on the June 9 primary and special election ballot in DeKalb County. The Reporter asked candidates in some key local races about themselves and their policies. For their answers, click their name or photo below.

DeKalb County Board of Education District 1

Anna Hill and Andrew Ziffer are competing for the DeKalb County Board of Education District 1 seat, which represents Dunwoody and part of Brookhaven. Incumbent Stan Jester is not running for re-election.

Anna Hill.
Andrew Ziffer.

DeKalb County sheriff

A nonpartisan special election will be held to fill the DeKalb County sheriff position following last year’s retirement of Jeffrey Mann. Incumbent Melody Maddox, who was appointed to the office, faces challengers Geraldine Champion, Harold Dennis, Adam Gardner, Tod Golden, Antonio “Block” Johnson, Kyle K. Jones, Carl Mobley and Ruth Stringer. Champion, Golden and Mobley did not provide Voters Guide responses.

Harold Dennis.
Adam Gardner.
Antonio “Block” Johnson.
Kyle K. Jones.
Ruth Stringer.

DeKalb County Commission District 1

In the race for the DeKalb County Commission’s District 1 seat, representing Dunwoody and part of Brookhaven, Democrats Md Naser, Robert Patrick, Ben Truman and Cynthia Yaxon are vying for the right to challenge Republican incumbent Nancy Jester on the November general election ballot. Another Democrat who filed to run, Breeanna Bellinger, said she dropped out of the race.

MD Naser.
Robert Patrick.
Ben Truman.
Cynthia Yaxon.

DeKalb County Commission Super District 6

In DeKalb County Commission’s Super District 6, which covers the western half of the county, including Brookhaven and Dunwoody, incumbent commissioner Kathie Gannon is not running for re-election. Three Democrats are vying to replace her: Maryam Ahmad, Emily Halevy and Edward “Ted” Terry. No Republicans are running, so the winner of the primary will win the seat. Ahmad did not respond to Voters Guide questions.

Emily Halevy.
Edward ‘Ted’ Terry.

DeKalb County Superior Court judge

Running to replace retiring DeKalb County Superior Court Division 3 Judge Clarence Seeliger are Roderick Bridges, Aaron Chausmer, Vincent C. Crawford, Yolanda C. Parker-Smith and Melinda Pillow. The nonpartisan race will be decided in the primary. Bridges, Chausmer and Pillow did not provide Voters Guide answers.

Vincent C. Crawford.
Yolanda C. Parker-Smith.

John Ruch is an Atlanta-based journalist. Previously, he was Managing Editor of Reporter Newspapers.