Dar'shun Kendrick, formerly Representative for House District 94, won the newly drawn district 93 in yesterday's elections.
She ran against newcomer Christine "Tina" Hoffer of Snellville.
Kendrick has been active in the community since she was first elected, particularly in the area of foreclosure laws and promoting small businesses. Together with Pam Dickerson, she hosted a roundtable on the charter school amendment in order to inform people about the issue in a nonpartisan way.
District 93 covers Lithonia, Loganville, Snellville and Stone Mountain.
Kendrick said she feels "confident that we ran a good solid campaign."
She said her effort involved "just reaching out and communicating, and saying I'm accessible. I think that's one of the things that put us over the top."
Christine Hoffer said: "We have a great district. It’s been a wonderful experience for me getting out there and going door to door."
"I do wish Dar'shun well," she added.
Kendrick was born and raised in Georgia, and her family has deep roots in DeKalb and Rockdale counties. At the age of 18, she interned for Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, and worked with the Young Democrats of Georgia while she was in college. She also founded the Young Democrats Chapter at Oglethorpe University, was a student advisor to the Kerry for President Campaign and served two years on the State Capitol as a committee intern for the late Rep. George Maddox, her mentor and friend.
Kendrick will soon host a “Joy of Giving” Business Reception on Saturday, December 15th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Fairfield Inn at Stonecrest Mall. Special guestspeakers will be Debra DeBerry, Clerk of Court for DeKalb County Superior Court and JudgeGregory A. Adams from DeKalb County Superior Court who will touch on the importance ofthe business community in community issues.
Rep. Kendrick currently serves on the Stonecrest Mall Business Alliance Board of Directors whose mission is to promote andcultivate sustainable growth in the Stonecrest community.