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ELECTIONS 2014

Dawkins-Haigler faces Lithonia challenger for District 91 seat  

State Rep. Dee Dawkins-Haigler (D-91), who represents parts of DeKalb and Rockdale counties, will face a Democratic challenger on May 20 as she seeks a fourth term in office: Lithonia resident Diane Adoma, an H&R Block tax services franchisee who has a track record as a volunteer in the community.

 

It’s the first time that Dawkins-Haigler has faced an opponent since she was elected in 2008 to fill the unexpired term of State Rep. Ron Sailor, Jr.  There are no Republicans in the race.

 

Five other Democratic incumbent state legislators are being challenged: State Rep. Howard Mosby, D-83 is in the race with Republican Freddy Holly; State Rep. Michele Henson, D-86 is facing Democratic challenger Jacqueline Adams; State Rep. Earnest “Coach” Williams, D-87 is in the race with Democratic challenger Ivy Green; Karen Bennett, D-94 is being challenged by Republican Bradley Young; and Pam Dickerson, D-113 is facing Democratic candidate Sharon Sawyer

 

Dawkins-Haigler said she believes demonstrated leadership will pay off.

 

“Every day I get up and fight for all Georgians who need access to affordable health care, quality education, decent jobs and livable wages,” said Dawkins-Haigler.  

“I’m running for re-election because I believe voters should trust in proven leadership. I encourage voters to get out to the vote and not sleep in this election.”   

 

Dawkins-Haigler is chair of the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus and the first ordained female clergy to be elected to the General Assembly.   

Adoma, who has never run for office, said she is seeking the seat because she believes the district needs new leadership. 

 

“People in the community have told me they want someone who will answer their calls and emails and be more accessible,” said Adoma, who serves as president of the Brooks Mill Homeowners Association in unincorporated Lithonia. 

“Residents say we need new leadership, someone who will truly listen to them and not just talk at them. I am ready to align with the people’s agenda and I will work hard for the voters” 

 

Adoma, who is active in the Conyers-Rockdale Chamber of Commerce, touts her work in the community and her business background as assets. 

 

“I have more than 10 years of volunteering. I’ve worked with non-profits such as the United Way of Greater Atlanta. I know how to get different people to reach one common goal,” said Adoma, who owns two H&R Block tax agencies in Conyers with her husband, Osei Adoma, through their company, Adoma & Associates. Her husband changed his surname to one of West African descent. They have been married 13 years and have four adult children and five grandchildren.  

 

Dawkins-Haigler said she is focused on her work at the Capitol more than anything. She says her focus will remain on the “public service” trail rather than a campaign trail.           

 

“My first priority is to the constituents of this district and to the 10 million people who live in it. I sponsored town halls and led press conferences about the importance of Medicaid expansion. I have championed for education by co-sponsoring legislation that would allow parents the freedom to allow their children to attend any public school within their respective counties,” said Dawkins-Haigler. “During this session, I have held hearings for raising the minimum wage in Georgia and have been in the fight for voting rights for all. These are the type of things I have to keep my focus on because the quality of life of the people in this district and state depend on it.”  

 

Dawkins-Haigler is married to U.S. Army Maj. David Haigler, Jr. They have four children and one grandchild.   

Pictured at top: L-R: Rep. Dee Dawkins-Haigler and Diane Adoma    

 

 

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U.S. Senator to fill the seat of Saxby Chambliss, who is retiring:

Derrick E. Grayson, Republican 

M. Michelle Nunn, Democrat 

O. “Steen” Miles, Democrat 

Branko “Dr. Rad” Radulovacki, Democrat

J H “Jack” Kingston, Republican 

J.P. “Phil” Gingrey, Republican

Karen C. Handel, Republican

Paul Collins Broun, Republican

Todd Anthony Robinson, Democrat

Arthur A. “Art” Gardner, Republican

David A. Perdue, Republican

Attorney General:

Incumbent Samuel S. Olens, Republican

Gregory K. “Greg” Hecht, Democrat

Secretary of State:

Incumbent Brian P. Kemp, Republican

Doreen Carter, Democrat

Gerald B. Beckum, Democrat

United States Representative, District 4:

Incumbent Henry C. “Hank” Johnson, Jr., Democrat

Thomas E. “Tom” Brown, Democrat

United States Representative, District 5:

John R. Lewis, Democrat

Georgia State Senators:

State Senator, District 10:

Incumbent Emanuel D. Jones, Democrat

State Senator, District 39:

Incumbent Vincent Fort, Democratic

Robert W. Tindall, Republican

State Senator, District 41:

Incumbent Stephen B. “Steve” Henson, Democrat

State Senator, District 43:

Incumbent Ronald B. Ramsey, Democrat

State Senator, District 44:

Incumbent Gail P. Davenport, Democrat

Marcus Eugene Davis, Democrat

State Senator, District 55:

Incumbent Gloria S. Butler, Democrat,

Mark Anthony Williams, Democrat 

Georgia State Representatives:

State Representative, District 55:

Incumbent Tyrone Brooks, Democrat

State Representative, District 83:

Incumbent Howard A. Mosby, Democrat

Freddy W. Holley, Republican

State Representative, District 84:

Incumbent Rahn Mayo, Democrat

State Representative, District 85:

Incumbent Karla L. Drenner, Democrat

State Representative, District 86:

Incumbent Michele Henson, Democrat

Jacqueline L. Adams, Democrat

State Representative, District 87:

Incumbent Earnest “Coach” Williams, Democrat

Ivy J. Green, Democrat

State Representative, District 88:

William W. “Billy” Mitchell, Democrat

State Representative, District 89:

Incumbent Stacey Y. Abrams, Democrat

State Representative, District 90:

Incumbent Pamela S. Stephenson, Democrat

State Representative, District 91:

Incumbent Dorothea “Dee” Dawkins-Haigler, Democrat

Diane D. Adoma, Democrat

State Representative, District 92:

Incumbent Tonya P. Anderson, Democrat

State Representative, District 93:

Incumbent Darshun Nicole Kendrick, Democrat

State Representative, District 94:

Incumbent Karen L. Bennett, Democrat

Bradley J. Young, Republican

State Representative, District 113:

Incumbent Pam Dickerson, Democrat

Sharon Sawyer, Democrat

DEKALB

Judges, State Court (Non-Partisan or NP):

Incumbent Johnny Panos

Incumbent Alvin T. Wong

Board of Education (NP):

District 1:

Stan Jester

District 2:

Incumbent Marshall Orson

Don McChesney

District 3:

Incumbent Michael A. Erwin

Jerrie D. Bason

Jarrod Jordan

Atticus LeBlanc

Willie R. Mosley, Jr.

District 4:

Incumbent Karen Carter

Incumbent Jim McMahan

John Oselette

Ella “Coach” Smith

District 5:

Incumbent Thad Mayfield

Pia “Chaz Afzal” Bhatti

Jesse “Jay” Cunningham

R. Alexander Fitzhugh

Vickie B. Turner

District 6:

Incumbent Melvin Johnson

Bridgeman Bolger  

District 7:

Incumbent Joyce Morley

Kim Ault

Lee V. Dukes

DeKalb County Sheriff (Non Partisan):

Incumbent Jeff Mann

Dale Bernard Collins

Ted Golden

R. “Tony” Hughes

Vernon Jones

Melody Maddox

Melvin Mitchell

LaSalle Smith, Sr.

Soil & Water Commissioner (Non Partisan):

Jeff Brag

H. Anthony Gobert

Board of Commissioners:

District 2:

Incumbent Jeff Rader

District 3:

Incumbent Larry Johnson

District 7:

Incumbent Stan Watson

Gregory Adams

ROCKDALE

Board of Commissioners, Post 2:

Incumbent JaNice Van Ness, Republican

Josie Dean, Democrat

Doreen Williams, Democrat

Arlan Gibson, Democrat 

 

Board of Education (Non Partisan):

Post 1:

Incumbent Jim McBrayer

Alberteen Young

Post 2:

Katrina Young

Superior Court Judge:

Incumbent David Irwin

District Attorney:

Incumbent Richard Read

 

 

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