Prime East Cobb 2020 tales: A Democratic election upheaval

Cobb Democrats sweep county races, East Cobb Elections Update
Lisa Cupid, Craig Owens and Flynn Broady headlined Democratic wins in countywide races.

The beneficial properties Cobb Democrats made within the final two election cycles reached a power-shifting end result in 2020, as incumbent Republicans holding countywide seats have been swept out of workplace.

The Cobb Board of Commissioners will develop into all-female, and with a black Democratic majority headed two-term commissioner Lisa Cupid, who ousted chairman Mike Boyce.

Cupid would be the first chairwoman and first black head of county authorities in Cobb’s historical past, in addition to the primary Democrat to carry the workplace since Ernest Barrett in 1984.

She’ll be joined in January Jerica Richardson, an Equifax supervisor, who will succeed retiring Republican commissioner Bob Ott in District 2, which incorporates a few of East Cobb.

The Democratic wave took out longtime Cobb GOP Sheriff Neil Warren, who was defeated veteran Cobb Police officer Craig Owens.

Former Cobb assistant solicitor Flynn Broady gained a particular election over appointed Republican Cobb District Lawyer Joyette Holmes to finish the ultimate two years of former DA Vic Reynolds’ time period.

Even Republican Cobb Superior Court docket Clerk Rebecca Keaton fell to Democrat Connie Taylor.

Democratic candidates for the U.S. Senate additionally gained in Cobb County, with Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock getting robust showings right here to gasoline their present runoff campaigns towards Republican incumbents David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, respectively.

All 4 have been actively campaigning in Cobb forward of the Jan. 5 runoff date.

For the second consecutive presidential election, a Democrat gained Cobb. Joe Biden obtained 56 p.c of the vote, though Republican President Donald Trump loved a stronghold in East Cobb.

Through the presidential recount, allegations of poll shredding and different improprieties have been made pro-Trump forces, and a last-ditch effort to disqualify Cobb voters from the runoffs the top of the Cobb GOP was turned down the county elections board.

All East Cobb legislative incumbents gained re-election, as did U.S. Rep. Lucy McBath of the sixth Congressional District.

For the second consecutive election, longtime State Rep. Sharon Cooper, an East Cobb Republican and chairwoman of the Home Well being and Human Providers Committee, eked out a fluctuate slender victory towards Democrat Luisa Wakeman.

The Cooper-Wakeman rematch was one of many key races Democrats have been concentrating on in a high-stakes, and high-spending election.

The candidates raised greater than $500,000 mixed, however Democrats flipped solely one of many 16 seats they wanted to win to finish Republican management.

Republicans will hold a 4-Three management of the Cobb Board of Schooling, with all three GOP incumbents defeating Democratic challengers.

They included three-term board member David Banks of East Cobb, who disregarded fees of racism his Democratic opponent and colleagues.

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