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(Updated) Amos Wins District 2 APS Runoff

Amos defeats Brown for the seat formerly held by Khaatim Sherrer El.

8:53 pm - With 100 percent of the vote counted, Byron Amos has defeated Angela Brown to become the next APS District 2 representative, finishing with 54 percent of the vote, to Brown's 46 percent.

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8:40 pm - With 85 percent of the vote counted, Byron Amos continues to lead Angela Brown by a 55-45 percent margin.

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8:25 pm - With 74 percent of the vote in, Byron Amos has opened up a commanding lead in the APS District 2 runoff election, with 57 percent of the vote, compared to Angela Brown's 43 percent.

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8:13 pm - Byron Amos continues to lead the APS District 2 runoff election. With 47 percent of the vote in, Amos holds a 55 percent-45 percent advantage over Angela Brown.

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8:01 pm - With 12 percent of precincts reporting, Byron Amos is leading Angela Brown with 57 percent of the vote, compared to Brown's 43 percen

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Polls have closed in metro Atlanta, as voters cast their ballots today in the Atlanta Public Schools' 2nd district runoff.

Angela Brown, a community organizer and Historic West End resident, and , another community organizer and CEO of Capacity Builders in Vine City, were seeking the seat formerly held by Khaatim Sherrer El.

In November elections, Brown finished in the lead in a field of five candidates with 38 percent of the vote.

A graduate of Washington High School who also has worked in the hip-hop music industry, Amos came in second with 24 percent.

Sherrer El, who also served as school board chairman before he resigned on July 11 amidst one of the nation's largest incidents of academic fraud in history, the Atlanta public school system cheating scandal.

Stay with Cascade Patch throughout the evening for updated election results as they come in from the Fulton County Board of Elections.

Jamie Cox December 02, 2011 at 05:14 PM
All District 2 residents, please vote in Tuesday's run-off election. There are many upcoming issues at stake that will affect our children.
Jimmy K December 05, 2011 at 05:55 PM
I also encourage all to go out tomorrow and vote. Through my own assessment I have come to the conclusion that Brown is the better candidate. Brown has dedicated her personal and professional life to helping others and has experience working with various school districts, while Amos has pursued a career that glorifies illegal behaviors and negative stereo-types of women and minorities. I do not hold his career choices personally against him, I just do not think that they make him qualified for the seat on the Board.
Cheryl Brown-Avery December 06, 2011 at 11:50 PM
I'm Author/Motivational Speaker, Cheryl Brown-Avery. I'm sister of Candidate Angela Brown. I'm asking tonight for you to cast your votes for Angela because not only is she intelligent, but Angela has worked as a mentor with the youth for many, many years. She is a REAL Candidate who will work for all children, parent's. Like Angela, I have donated my life to traveling across the USA bringing messages of inspiration and hope to our youth to stay in school, study so they can someday achieve great success and deter our youth from the dangers of gangs, drugs, etc. My sister has always been on the front lines fighting for the rights of all children so they will not be deprived of receiving an education. I want all of Atlanta Public Schools parent's, teachers and others know that when you vote for Angela Brown, she will be a great asset for Atlanta's Board of Education. My sister is a Reverend, a teacher, an Auntie, a daughter, sister and a child of God. God bless all of you.

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