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Over 20 candidates for office in Fayette County attended the Islamic Community Center of Atlanta's Candidate Forum & Voter Registration Drive on April 3rd.
Republican and Democratic candidates for various offices, including Sheriff, District Attorney, state House, Tax Commissioner, Board of Education and County Commission, spoke for about five minutes each about their candidacies. The candidates also observed their Muslim guests performing Maghrib, the sunset prayer, before sitting down for a potluck dinner.
"Alhamdulillah, this was an excellent opportunity for Fayette Muslims to interact with their elected officials, hear from various candidates, and register to vote," the Islamic Community Center said in a statement. "We encourage mosques across Georgia to continue building bridges in their local communities."
House District 63 candidate Kelli Hooper (D) spoke about her candidacy
Derrick Jackson, Democratic candidate for House District 64 with Edward Mitchell
Sheriff Barry Babb spoke on his candidacy
At center, House District 63 candidate Kelli Hooper (D). Far right, House District 64 candidate Derrick Jackson (D) with ICCA-goers
Candidates for Sheriff: incumbent Barry Babb and Detective Chris Stevers
House District 63 candidate Debra Bazemore (D) spoke on her candidacy
Voter Registration was also available
All photos are credit of Quadir Thomas (www.mecca1photos.com)
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