Two Challenge Burrell Ellis for CEO Job

The two challengers are former law enforcement officers.

by Patch Staff

Incumbent DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis will face at least two opponents in the July 31 Democratic primary.

Gregory Adams and Jerome Edmondson have qualified to run for that office.

Adams is a former DeKalb police officer, a minister and has managed seveal companies, according to his website. He is a different person from DeKalb Superior Court Judge Gregory A. Adams.

Edmondson is a former law enforcement officer and is president of Edmondson Associates Business Advisors, according to his website.

Qualifying ended at noon Friday.

These candidates qualifed Thursday to run for office, according to the Georgia Secretary of State's office and the DeKalb County Board of Elections and represent or affect East Atlanta Patch communities:

DeKalb County CEO

  • Gregory Adams — Democrat
  • Jerome Edmondson — Democrat
  • Burrell Ellis (I) — Democrat

Chief Magistrate

Berryl Anderson (I) — Democrat

Clerk of Superior Court

John Carter — Democrat
Debra Deberry (I) — Democrat
Oretha Brown Johnson — Democrat
Frank W. Swindle — Democrat


Thomas E. Brown, Jr. (I) — Democrat


Sherry Boston (I) — Democrat

Tax Commissioner

Melvin Allen Tukes — Democrat

Probate Judge (Nonpartisan)

Jeryl Debra Rosh (I)

State Court Judge, Division 2 (Nonpartisan)

Stacey Hydrick (I)

State Court Judge, Division 3 (Nonpartisan)

Wayne M. Purdom (I)

State Court Judge, Division 5 (Nonpartisan)

Eleanor L. Ross (I)

State Court Judge, Division 6 (Nonpartisan)

Dax E.Lopez (I)
Dionne McGee

State Court Judge, Division 7 (Nonpartisan)

Janis C. Gordon (I)

Superior Court Judge, Stone Mountain Circuit

  Clarence F. "Chuck" Seeliger  (Incumbent)
No Address Available
Party: Non-Partisan 
Age: 71
Occupation: Judge of Superior Court
Date Qualified: Thursday, May 24, 2012  

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