Metro Atlanta voters elect diverse candidates in local races

The balance of power shifted in some suburban Atlanta communities Tuesday, mirroring demographic trends that have diversified the region and made it more competitive for Democrats. 

The Gwinnett County Commission, which hasn’t had a Democrat in more than 30 years, gained two—one of them the first Asian American to serve on the board, the other the first African American commissioner.

In Henry County, the commission became majority nonwhite with the election of Vivian Thomas, an African American Democrat.


A pair of Democratic candidates for the Gwinnett County Commission made history Tuesday night. 

With the vast majority of precincts reporting in Districts 2 and 4, Democrats Ben Ku and Marlene Fosque both declared victory over their Republican…

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