ENDORSEMENTS

Former Gov. Roy Barnes

Former Georgia governor

I believe Ted will be a powerful champion for the people of DeKalb County. Together, we will end the brutality of our police and criminal justice system. Please join me in supporting Ted Terry for the August 11th runoff for DeKalb Super 6 Commission

Jon Ossoff

Democratic Nominee, US Senate

As a two-term mayor of the most diverse square mile in the country, Mayor Ted has established himself as a thoughtful, progressive leader. His extensive local government experience, coupled with his ability to get things done, distinguishes him in this race. He will make an excellent Super District 6 commissioner.

Hank Johnson

congressman, GEORGIA'S 4TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT

Daniel Blackman

Democratic Nominee, Georgia Public Service Commission

Ted is as dedicated to progressive causes as he is energetic and effective in bringing change.  He’s exactly what we need in leadership at this moment.

Stacey Evans

Representative-Elect HD 57; former State Representative HD 42; Democratic Party activist

Ted has the local government experience to understand the issues and the spirit to bring diverse people together to work and live. He is exactly what Dekalb County needs in these trying times.

Jason Carter

Former State Senator & Chairman of the carter center

Ted represents the very best of DeKalb’s progressive instincts. He cares deeply about people and neighborhoods and has a track record of innovating for the benefit of both. DeKalb County will be well served with Ted on the Commission.

Amir Farokhi

Atlanta City Council member, District 2

Ted Terry will make an exceptional County Commissioner, because Ted leads with passion, conviction, and will fight for all the residents of Super 6. I’m grateful to have worked alongside him as a council member, where I was able to witness his innovative leadership and work ethic, and I have no doubt in my mind that he’ll work even harder as an Dekalb County Commissioner.

YT Bell

city council member, city of clarkston

Steve Bradshaw

district 4 Commissioner, Dekalb county

Ted is a proven and inclusive leader, having worked collaboratively to lead one of the most diverse cities in Georgia.  He has moved Clarkston forward as Mayor and as Commissioner we can depend on that same type of leadership!

Mereda Davis Johnson

district 5 Commissioner, Dekalb county

Mayor Ted understands the issues of District 6! He understands and will help me fight for the people of District 3.  Ted understand government and will hit the ground running.

Larry Johnson

District 3 commissioner, dekalb county

I am supporting Ted because I have known him for over a decade and I KNOW he cares for his community and I KNOW he can get things done. If there is anyone that will take care of MY HOME county of DeKalb, it’s Ted Terry.

Dar'shun Kendrick

Georgia state representative, house district 93

Ted is a doer and not just a talker. He is a model of Democratic Principles and Values. He has been the genius and energy behind some of the most awesome things happening in DeKalb County where I lived for more than 30 years. DeKalb would be smart to elect him. 

Ruth Wilson

Rockdale Clerk of courts

From my experience working with Ted in Clarkston, I think he would be a great DeKalb commissioner. I particularly appreciate his housing plan, which I think will provide a lot more reasonably priced housing options for DeKalb residents!

Jamie Carroll

city council member, city of clarkston

Ted has proven to be an innovator, a social justice warrior and someone who knows how to look outside the box for solutions.

Stephe Koontz

City Council member, city of doraville

Ted understands that DeKalb citizens deserve an ethical and hard working commission.  He is committed to making sure every voice is heard. 

Steve Henson

Georgia state Senator, district 41

Ted Terry is an experienced public servant who has proven he can effectively manage the responsibilities of Executive leadership.  His progressive stance on key issues has improved life for underserved demographics. Ted’s commitment to serving all constituents equally, will serve DeKalb well!

Felicia A. Moore

city council president, atlanta city council

As a former mayor, Ted is uniquely qualified to bridge the gap between DeKalb and its cities. I believe his unique viewpoint will help steer the county beyond the controversies of the past and into the 21st century. I’m proud to support him for the DeKalb Super 6 Commission position. 

Joseph Geierman

Doraville Mayor

Ted is a proven leader in DeKalb County and across the State of Georgia.

Howard Mosby

Former Georgia State Representative, District 83

Ted is a strong, collaborative leader who knows how to guide DeKalb County towards excellence in policy-making and service delivery. On the commission, I know that he will bring his past mayoral experience working with refugees to achieve meaningful partnerships and shared vision that span the breadth of diversity within our region.

Rebekah Cohen Morris

CITY COUNCIL MEMBER, CITY OF DORAVILLE

From being a strong community leader to becoming Mayor of Clarkston, Ted has the leadership ability to assist in continually pushing Dekalb forward. 

Tonya P. Anderson

Georgia state senator, District 43

We are experiencing transitions at a rapid rate within our community. Many of the decisions made today by decision-makers will continue to affect us in many years to come. Mayor Ted Terry, an experienced public servant, has the wisdom and insight to make the right decisions as the next DeKalb County Super 6 Commissioner.

We are both deeply passionate about working to help push DeKalb County forward while serving the community to the best of our abilities. 

I endorse Ted Terry for DeKalb County Super 6 Commissioner.

Diijon DaCosta

DeKalb Board of Education, District 6

Ted brings the convergence of youth and experience! A new perspective with experience! I have seen first-hand the qualities that will make him a great commissioner!

Billy Mitchell

georgia state representative, district 88

Ted is a very compassionate young man, he wants to ensure the economic growth and development, and a safe and healthy place to live not only for DeKalb but for all Georgians.

Joyce E. Denson

Toomsboro Mayor

ORGANIZATION ENDORSEMENTS

Fair Fight Endorsed Candidate

Georgia Stonewall Democrats
Endorsed Candidate

2020 marks a historic milestone for LGBTQ support in Georgia’s Democratic Party. Since 2006 Georgia Stonewall Democrats has questioned candidates for public office on a variety of issues like equality, HIV funding & treatment, reproductive justice and many other progressive issues affecting our cities and state. In those early days, it was a proud few who stood with our communities, but in 2020 we count sixty nine strong voices stepping up to serve in elected positions all around the state.

Thank you to the many candidates and advocates, current and past, who continue to push for change. One election cycle at a time we can make our state fairer and more equitable for all. Each of these endorsed candidates has demonstrated their desire to support progressive policies and fight for the important issues and concerns within our community.

Georgia Equality
Endorsed Candidate

“Each of these candidates believes in fairness and safety for LGBTQ Georgians, and if elected will carry those beliefs with them into their office” said Jeff Graham, executive director of Georgia Equality.

Painters Union
Endorsed Candidate

“Ted is effective in advocating for workers’ rights; on several occasions Ted has joined District Council 77 in fighting to recover stolen wages of working people. He is committed to passing legislation that strengthens apprenticeship standards and supports our partnership with the DeKalb County School System.

His track record serving as the mayor of Clarkston shows he understands how local government works – and doesn’t. He is approachable and engaged, and genuinely committed to governing well. Vote for Ted Terry for DeKalb County Super 6 Commissioner on June 9, 2020.”

Progressive Change Campaign
Committee Endorsed Candidate

The Progressive Change Campaign Committee is a million-member grassroots organization building power at the local, state, and federal levels. We advocate for economic populist priorities like expanding Social Security, debt-free college, Wall Street reform, and the public option. We’re the Elizabeth Warren wing of American politics!

Communications Workers of America
Endorsed Candidate

CWA members work in telecommunications and information technology, the airline industry, news media, broadcast and cable television, education, health care, public service and education, law enforcement, manufacturing and other fields.

Georgia Conservation Voters
Endorsed Candidate

GCV’s Action Fund is dedicated to helping elect officials that will join in the struggle against climate change. We believe that we can bring lasting environmental change through political action. 

Sierra Club - Georgia Chapter
Endorsed Candidate

Founded by legendary conservationist John Muir in 1892, the Sierra Club is the nation’s largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization. The Sierra Club has the grassroots power to win with 3.5 million members and supporters, 64 chapters, and more than 400 local groups.

#VOTEPROCHOICE Supported Candidate

#VOTEPROCHOICE is a radically inclusive political engagement platform working to elect prochoice candidates to every public office across the country.

BRS Endorsed Candidate

The Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen (BRS) has noted that you are a friend of labor and understand what hard work and a secure future for the American middle class is all about. There, the BRS is proud to endorse you as a Democratic candidate for DeKalb Super 6 Commissioner. Georgia is a state in which the BRS has many proud, hard-working union members, and we believe you will continue to fight for their best interest and for all of labor. We understand you strong sense of solidarity and belief in the core mission of labor to provide better jobs for all. As we continue to fight daily for a strong working-class in this country, we appreciate having candidates like you in our corner.

People for the American Way & Next Up Victory Fund Endorsed Candidate

For nearly four decades, PFAW has worked to build a democratic society that implements the ideals of freedom, equality, opportunity and justice for all, dedicated to making the promise of America real for every American.

Founded in 1981 by legendary television and film producer Norman Lear, the late Congresswoman Barbara Jordan, and a group of business, civic, religious, and civil rights leaders, who were disturbed by the divisive rhetoric of newly politicized televangelists. 

 

COMMUNITY ENDORSEMENTS

Ted has been a progressive that actually progressed policy in his job as mayor. His work beats political rhetoric. I trust he can will do the same on the commission.

Killer Mike

Hip hop artist and mogul

Ted is an innovative Progressive mayor. His charismatic personality and conviction are multi-faceted entities in bringing coalitions of black, brown, and yellow persons together in shaping the Beloved Community. I have worked with Ted and proud to support him with enthusiasm.

Reverend Dr. William Edward Flippin, Jr.

Former Second Vice President of the Georgia NAACP

He will bring a new direction and fresh perspective that will move DeKalb forward. His experience as Mayor of Clarkston makes him ready to lead from day one. Under Ted Terry’s leadership, I have no doubt that Super District 6 and all of DeKalb will reach their full potential

Robert Murphy

Former Candidate, Dekalb super 6 commission

I support Ted because of his background working with seniors; his experience and Leadership and in Governance as a former Mayor; and his energetic attitude about the inclusion of all residents in the growth and economic development of the most diverse County in the State.

Dr. Alice White Bussey

Business Owner/Community Advocate; Lifetime Resident of South DeKalb County; First Female President of The Atlanta Business League;Economic Development Committee Chairperson of The Concerned Black Clergy of Metro Atlanta; DeKalb County SPLOST Oversight Committee member; Elected Georgia Delegate To The White House Conference on Small Business.

Ted cares about people and the health of our planet. He has progressive ideas and the energy to carry them out! VOTE TED TERRY for change!!

Shannon Willow

14 year Clarkston Resident, Artist and community builder,
Eco-activist

Ted is prepared to assume the necessary responsibilities this position requires.

Velma Speakman

50+ yrs. Resident of DeKalb County

I am endorsing Ted Terry because he is a true progressive, and he genuinely cares for the people he represents. 

Jarah Botello

Educational Consultant

I’ve known Ted for many years. I trust him. He shares my vision of the world the way I hope it can be. 

Sheri Mann Stewart

Filmmaker, Actor, Mother, Atlanta native, 25 year resident of Lake Claire Co-housing Community,

I have long appreciated Ted’s service as mayor of Clarkston, and how his forward looking programs and ideas translated into strong public policy throughout all of DeKalb County.  His dedication to his work and his inspired leadership make Ted Terry a perfect fit for the DeKalb Super 6 Commission seat.

Rev. Dr. Wendell B Phillips

Retired pastor and former Public Policy Advocate, Presbytery of Greater Atlanta, Presbyterian Church (USA)

As former Mayor of Clarkston,  Ted Terry offers executive experience to include leadership and decision making of the most demographically diverse city in DeKalb County which mirrors the overall diversity of Super District 6. Therefore, I am confident Ted cares about, will consider the needs of and value listening to all communities in Super District 6.

Jerrie Bason

Activist and President, Highland Park Civic Association

I fully support his agenda for bringing DeKalb District 6 to a clean energy like he did with the City of Clarkston.  I really like his commitment to helping residents who are part of the Mental Health community in bridging the gap so that they don’t get lost in the system. 

AJ Paulson

15 year resident in Dekalb County

When I was getting my MSW, I did a community analysis of Clarkston. Ted responded immediately my request to meet with him and provided invaluable information. He’s thoughtful, honest and innovative.

Benjamin Bell

Emory Social Worker

I appreciate Ted’s leadership in Clarkston to minimize arrest and incarceration and to provide sports programs for teens. I am also pleased with his work toward a greener Georgia.

Bert Skellie

Organizer & activist for transformation of criminal legal system, DeKalb resident for over 60 years

Michelle Kuperman – Global Village Project Volunteer Mentor Coordinator

Bob Thompson – Founder of Compassionate Atlanta

Marvin Wright – Nurse, Music Worship Leader, and Treasure for Georgia NAACP Chapter 

Gabriel Shippy – Athens-Clarke Democrats Vice Chair of Community Engagement

Karen Davenport – 40 Year Resident of DeKalb

Ruth Vincent – 20 Year Resident of Clarkston & Former Business Owner

Vince Rotonda – Super 6 Resident

Tom Spach – 35 year Resident of Virginia Highland / Druid Hills Community

Sue Boardman – 20 year resident of Avondale Estates, Intentional Creativity Teacher, Artist, Grandmother

Catherine Carter – 70+ Year Resident of Decatur, Retired Professor

Gayle Harmon – Healthcare Worker, Resident of DeKalb

Richard Fedder – Anti-fracking Activist 

Linda Gartland – 35 year Resident of DeKalb, HR consultant (retired)

Kenneth Lynn Anderson – Professor Emeritus of English

Pat Culp – 30 year resident of the Cedar Grove Neighborhood Community Ellenwood, GA 

Charles Lawlor – DeKalb Resident, Actor

Hannah Page – School Administrator 

Jill Hillman – 28 years resident of Gresham Park

Yonas Bayou – Federal Employee

Karen Collins – Retired DeKalb Super 6 Resident

Leslie Preveaux – Student Support Coordinator 

Bev Thomas – 50+ yr. resident of DeKalb

Billy Joyner – Trial Lawyer, Democratic Activist, and 35 year resident and native of DeKalb

Polly Sattler – Sustainability Planner