Democrats have chosen their nominee for the August 4th DeKalb County General Election to fill a vacancy on the county commission in the 1st district.
Julie Williams Young was nominated during a DeKalb Democratic Party County Convention held Tuesday evening at the courthouse.
Young will be running against Republican nominee Tom Chandler of Caplinger Hollow off Dale Ridge in the August election to fill the remaining two years of Elmer Ellis, Jr's unexpired term. Ellis, a Democrat, resigned from the county commission last month. Chandler was nominated by the DeKalb County Republican Party during a Convention held on March 12.
Young and her husband Jeff Young reside in Alexandria.
She made brief remarks to the convention prior to her nomination.
"I was born and raised in the 1st district. My parents are Patsy Williams and Charles Williams. I come from a family who has always been in service of some kind. Mom and dad were huge members of the Jaycees for years and years. I grew up watching them in service to the community. They helped build a ballpark in Alexandria. They have always been involved in the community. I want to be a champion for the 1st district. I want to help the community. I want to help the county in any way I can. I want to work with the other commissioners. If you will help get me elected to this seat I will do whatever I can to help make DeKalb County Commissioners what we need to be for our community. I am very interested in education. I look forward to working with all the commissioners on the board. I come with no agenda. I want us to have a strong Democratic voice. I want to be a champion for the 1st district," said Young.