FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DeKalb County, GA – On Friday, May 15th, former Clarkston Mayor Edward “Ted” Terry outraised both of his opponents combined in the 2nd quarter campaign finance disclosures. With more than $58,000 total raised and $27,000 cash on hand, the Terry campaign will head into the final weeks before the June 9th election with a five times cash advantage in the Super 6 race.
“I am so proud and grateful for all the support our campaign to move DeKalb forward has received,” Fmr. Clarkston Mayor, Ted Terry said. “More than a thousand individuals have donated, signed up to volunteer, submitted community endorsements, and helped spread the word about our vision for a cleaner, green, more prosperous county. We are proud and overwhelmed by the extraordinary response from ordinary residents who want new energy on the County Commission.”
In addition to a substantial cash advantage, Mayor Terry has also amassed a slate of endorsements from organizations, public officials and local community leaders. The growing list Terry’s campaign backers include Fmr Governor Roy Barnes, Congressman Hank Johnson, Fmr State Senator Jason Carter, DeKalb Commissioner Larry Johnson, Mayor of Doraville Joseph Geierman, the Georgia Sierra Club, People for the American Way, VoteProChoice, and the District 77 IUPAT, the regional painters union, based in DeKalb County, as well as endorsements from more than 30 local community and neighborhood residents.
“The confidence these leaders, organizations and neighbors have expressed in their endorsement and financial support shows the diverse, inclusive, and broad coalition that our campaign represents,” the former Clarkston mayor said. “Together we will bring new energy, new ideas to move DeKalb forward.”
Early voting in person starts on Monday, May 18th. Mayor Terry will hold an all DeKalb Town Hall on Monday, May 19th at 6 pm, with special guests. The election is on Tuesday, June 9th.
About Ted Terry
Ted Terry served as the Mayor of the most ethnically diverse square mile in America: Clarkston, Georgia from January 2014 – March 2020. Ted is the youngest Mayor in Clarkston’s 135-year history. With more than 17 years of experience in public service, Ted is leading Clarkston’s vision to become a more welcoming and compassionate community.
While earning a Food Science and Human Nutrition degree, Ted worked his way through college as a nursing assistant at a long-term care facility. After graduation, Ted began his work on progressive issues as a canvasser for the Sierra Club. Since then, Ted has dedicated his time to Democratic campaigns working for candidates running for the Georgia State Senate, Congress, the Public Service Commission, and the local city council and mayoral races before deciding to become a candidate himself.