Atlanta, Georgia 2021-07-21 13:35:40 –
Dr. Aleika Anderson, a member of the Clayton County Board of Education (BOE), has resigned from her position as Vice-Chairman and District 8 Representative.
“I didn’t resign. I was told I had to resign because I’m running for commissioner,” Anderson said in an exclusive interview with Atlanta Voice.
Dr. Anderson announced last month that he would run for District 1 of the Clayton County Commission (BOC).
After the death of long-time commissioner Sonna Singleton Gregory in May, seats became vacant.
Article 2, Paragraph 2, Paragraph 5 of the Georgia Constitution states that the seats of an elected civil servant are declared vacant if the person is eligible to run for another seat.
This applies to elected civil servants in state, county, city seats, or states, counties, and local governments who qualify for primary, general, or special elections in the US Senate or House of Representatives.
“I don’t think it’s fair to people. Citizens still need a voice. I think I should stay in my seat until the end of the race,” Anderson said.
Anderson’s seats were declared vacant on 21 July, when he was officially qualified for the Commission’s special elections on 21 September.
“I thought we could appoint someone to fill the seat, but we can’t,” said Jesse Gorley, BOE Chairman of Clayton County. “We have to hold a special election.”
The date of the special election to fill Anderson’s seat is not yet scheduled. According to Gorley, the district is considering planning for September 21 if possible.
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