Former Gov. Roy Barnes
Former Georgia governor
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.
congressman, GEORGIA'S 4TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
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.
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.
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.
city council member, city of clarkston
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Ted is a proven leader in DeKalb County and across the State of Georgia.
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.
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!
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
Georgia Stonewall Democrats
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.
“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.
“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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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!!
14 year Clarkston Resident, Artist and community builder,
Ted is prepared to assume the necessary responsibilities this position requires.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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