DISTRICT 7

Candidate Biography

Meet Lorraine Cochran-Johnson

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Proudly Representing
DeKalb County
District 7

Be proud to live in DeKalb!

From Doraville to Tucker, Decatur (Unincorporated DeKalb), Lithonia, and Stonecrest, District 7 is comprised of over 350,000 residents representing diverse cultures and ideologies. As your Commissioner my number one goal is healthy communities fueled by economic development, top performing schools, robust property values and public safety. Together we are going to achieve great success – success you can see.

Proudly Representing DeKalb County District 7

Be proud to live in DeKalb!

From Doraville to Tucker, Decatur (Unincorporated DeKalb), Lithonia, and Stonecrest, District 7 is comprised of over 350,000 residents representing diverse cultures and ideologies. As your Commissioner my number one goal is healthy communities fueled by economic development, top performing schools, robust property values and public safety. Together we are going to achieve great success - success you can see.

Smoke Rise Country Club

Smoke Rise offers 18 holes of great golf and a full spectrum of superb amenities and activities in the shadow of Stone Mountain. The club offers a large clubhouse with fantastic views, casual dining, full service catering and banquet facilities, and an array of family and youth programs.

 

Stone Mountain Park

Vast, scenic park with activities including the sky lift, river boat, water slides, museums, golf, lodging & a cable car ride to a historic mountain’s carved peak. One of Georgia’s most visited attractions, adventure awaits as visitors discover a wide variety of family-friendly activities and recreational options, plus many natural and historic sights.

Lou Walker Senior Center

The Lou Walker Senior Center is a multipurpose facility for active seniors age 55 and older. Established in 2006, the 40,000 square foot facility offers spaces and amenities to meet the needs and interests of today’s active older adults with activities that stimulate the mind and body to remain active. 

Porter Sanford III Performing Arts & Community Center

The Porter Sanford III Performing Arts & Community Center is a state-of-the-art, 500 seat theater in the historic Candler Road district. DeKalb invested more than 17 million dollars to construct the most advanced performing arts theater in the history of DeKalb county. 

Sandstone Estates

Super District 7 is home to some of Georgia’s most distinguished communities including Sandstone Estates, Bel Air Estates, Thurgood Estates, Smoke Rise Country Club, and Kanawha Estates. District 7 is a community that boasts the second largest pocket of African-American wealth in the United States, second only to Prince Georges County, Maryland.

Porter Sanford III Performing Arts & Community Center


The Porter Sanford III Performing Arts & Community Center is a state-of-the-art, 500 seat theater in the historic Candler Road district. DeKalb invested more than 17 million dollars to construct the most advanced performing arts theater in the history of Dekalb County.

Emory Hillandale Hospital


Emory Hillandale Hospital is a state-of-the-art medical facility that is a part of Georgia's most comprehensive academic health system. Offering a wide range of treatments and services, including radiology, surgery, emergency care and infusion services, the hospital has a broad array of physicians and specialists on staff with expertise in a variety of disciplines.

Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area

The Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve is a great place to hike, bike, and explore the fantastic natural wonders of a monadnock.  In conjunction with the PATH foundation, miles of paved bike trails meander through the preserve and provide a wonderful way to experience this one-of-a-kind natural and cultural resource.

Wade Walker Park Family YMCA

Located in Stone Mountain, the Wade Walker Park Family YMCA provides a full fitness center, group fitness classes, an indoor and outdoor pool, basketball courts & childcare while you visit.

Arabia Mountain High School

Arabia Mountain High School Academy of Engineering Medicine and Environmental Studies is located on the edge of the Arabia Mountain in Lithonia, Georgia. It is a LEED-certified building and uses the "Environment as an Integrating Context for learning" (EIC) curriculum. It is connected to the nature preserve via a spur bicycle path.

Berean Christian Church

Berean Christian Church is located in Stone Mountain, Georgia. Under the direction of Dr. Kervin B. Lee, Berean is a mega church serving as spiritual council to over 10,000 individuals. A family and community based church, Berean has an abundance of programs and services to meet the needs of the greater community and is recognized as one of the most influential churches in DeKalb County.

New Birth Missionary Baptist Church

New Birth Missionary Baptist Church is a megachurch located in Lithonia, GA. Founded in 1939 in Scottdale as Travelers Rest Baptist Church, in 1983, it moved to Decatur and adopted its current name. Bishop Eddie Long took over as pastor in 1987, until his death on January 15, 2017. On November 19, 2018, the church announced Dr. Jamal Bryant as pastor. Boasting over 30,000 members, New Birth is an economic, social, and spiritual anchor in DeKalb County.

Salem Bible Church

Salem Bible Church is one of DeKalb’s preeminent houses of worship. Under the stewardship of father and son Pastor Jasper Williams, Jr. and Dr. Joseph L. Williams. With two locations (Eastside and Westside), Salem Bible Church is a leader in evangelism, civil activism, community economics and self-help gospel. With national acclaim as two of the most dynamic ministers in the United States, this father and son duo constructed the Eastside worship center in DeKalb, a cutting-edge structure that seats 3100 worshipers, along with 120+ acres of land awaiting development.

Proudly Representing DeKalb County District 7

Be proud to live in DeKalb!

From Doraville to Tucker, Decatur (Unincorporated DeKalb), Lithonia, and Stonecrest, District 7 is comprised of over 350,000 residents representing diverse cultures and ideologies. As your Commissioner my number one goal is health communities fueled by economic development, top performing schools, robust property values and public safety. Together we are going to achieve great success - success you can see.

Smoke Rise Country Club

Smoke Rise offers 18 holes of great golf and a full spectrum of superb amenities and activities in the shadow of Stone Mountain. The club offers a large clubhouse with fantastic views, casual dining, full service catering and banquet facilities, and an array of family and youth programs.

 

Stone Mountain Park

Vast, scenic park with activities including the sky lift, river boat, water slides, museums, golf, lodging & a cable car ride to a historic mountain’s carved peak. One of Georgia’s most visited attractions, adventure awaits as visitors discover a wide variety of family-friendly activities and recreational options, plus many natural and historic sights.

Lou Walker Senior Center

The Lou Walker Senior Center is a multipurpose facility for active seniors age 55 and older. Established in 2006, the 40,000 square foot facility offers spaces and amenities to meet the needs and interests of today’s active older adults with activities that stimulate the mind and body to remain active. 

Porter Sanford III Performing Arts & Community Center

The Porter Sanford III Performing Arts & Community Center is a state-of-the-art, 500 seat theater in the historic Candler Road district. DeKalb invested more than 17 million dollars to construct the most advanced performing arts theater in the history of DeKalb county. 

Emory Hillandale Hospital


DeKalb Medical is a state-of-the-art medical facility that is a part of Georgia's most comprehensive academic health system. Offering a wide range of treatments and services, including radiology, surgery, emergency care and infusion services, the hospital has a broad array of physicians and specialists on staff with expertise in a variety of disciplines.

Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area

The Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve is a great place to hike, bike, and explore the fantastic natural wonders of a monadnock.  In conjunction with the PATH foundation, miles of paved bike trails meander through the preserve and provide a wonderful way to experience this one-of-a-kind natural and cultural resource.

Salem Bible Church

Salem Bible Church is one of DeKalb’s preeminent houses of worship. Under the stewardship of father and son Pastor Jasper Williams, Jr. and Dr. Joseph L. Williams. With two locations (Eastside and Westside), Salem Bible Church is a leader in evangelism, civil activism, community economics and self-help gospel. With national acclaim as two of the most dynamic ministers in the United States, this father and son duo constructed the Eastside worship center in DeKalb, a cutting-edge structure that seats 3100 worshipers, along with 120+ acres of land awaiting development.

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