DeKalb City Council 5th Ward aldermanic candidate Scott McAdams will remain on April ballot

The objection was overruled in a 2-1 decision at a hearing Friday, with City Clerk Sasha Cohen casting the lone dissenting vote.

DeKalb City Council Ward 5 alderman Scott McAdams talks to his attorney Anna Wilhelmi Friday, Jan. 13, 2023, during a City of DeKalb Electoral Board hearing. The hearing was held to decide if McAdams, who is running unopposed for DeKalb’s 5th Ward aldermanic seat, should be removed from the ballot due to objections filed by two residents regarding signatures and filing procedure.
DeKalb City Council Ward 5 alderman Scott McAdams (right) waits for candidate filing to open as mayor Cohen Barnes (left) and city manager Bill Nicklas watch the door Monday, Dec. 12, 2022, at City Hall. McAdams, who is running for re-election, was among the first candidates in line Monday at 8:30 a.m. when filing opened at City Hall.