CoSF Municipal Races Move to Runoff Phase

With 11,706 votes counted in the first municipal election in the new city of South Fulton the large field now narrows from 72 to 16 candidates for the run-off with two candidates in each race vying for the Mayor and seven Council seats. The run-offs scheduled for Tuesday, April 18 hopefully will garner more voters . The 11,706 (26%) voters is a far cry from the 43,699 votes cast ballots in the Cityhood Referendum last November which garnered a 76% turnout.

The mayoral runoff will match former Fulton County Commissioner William "Bill" Edwards now a retired small business owner against another small business owner Benny Crane.

District 1 - Catherine Foster Rowell, PhD an education advocate will face Attorney Willie Davis.

District 2 - Damita Chatman, a retiree and President of the Walden Park HOA opponent is Carmalitha Gumbs a local consultant.

District 3 - Helen Willis a State of Georgia employee will face off against Capt. Louis M. Bell, (ret.), Airline Pilot

District 4 - Retiree Naeema Gilyard faces Health Care Consultant Mandisha Thomas

District 5 - Rosie Jackson a former Executive Director with Vision Care Adult Day Health Center will square off against entrepreneur Corey Jackson

District 6 - khalid kamau, Community Activist faces Marketing Professional Charlean Parks

District 7 - Mark Baker an Education Consultant will face Paralegal Linda Pritchett