Georgia Stonewall Democrats Endorse Jason Dozier

ATLANTA—Atlanta City Council District 4 candidate Jason Dozier has earned the official support of Georgia Stonewall Democrats. Georgia Stonewall Democrats is Georgia’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and ally Democratic community.

“[We] are pleased to see the commitment to LGBTQ equality exhibited by so many candidates for local office this cycle,” said Juliana Illari, Secretary of the Georgia Stonewall Democrats. “We are clearly looking at the future… [as these] endorsements reflect credible candidates with long histories of leadership, elected or within their communities.”

Dozier is no stranger to LGBTQ community issues, and as an avid supporter and ally, he believes the city should work to build welcoming and diverse communities.

“I believe that Atlanta must remain committed as a beacon of tolerance and inclusion in light of the hostilities expressed towards LGBT, immigrant, and racial minority communities across our state,” Dozier said. “As state leaders pledge energy and resources to implement RFRA and other discriminatory legislation, we must reaffirm our commitment towards nondiscrimination and diversity.”

The Georgia Stonewall Democrats endorsement is the latest that Jason Dozier has received. Dozier has also been endorsed by the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys (GABWA), American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 1644, Atlanta Professional Firefighters (APF) Local 134, International Brotherhood of Police Officers (IBPO) Local 623, and the Professional Association of City Employees.

About Jason Dozier

Jason served as a reconnaissance officer in the United States Army for six years where he earned the Bronze Star Medal and the Army Commendation Medal resulting from his service in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Jason is a proud combat veteran who remains active in several veterans groups, including the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Veterans for American Ideals. Jason also works as a director at Hire Heroes USA, a non-profit empowering veterans and military spouses to find employment after transitioning from their time in service.

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Business Coalition Rates Jason Dozier Best-Qualified in District 4 Race

ATLANTA—The Committee for a Better Atlanta (CBA) rated Jason Dozier as the best-qualified candidate to represent District 4 for Atlanta City Council. Dozier also received the second highest score out of the 61 candidates vying for a City Council seat this year.

CBA is a nonpartisan coalition comprised of representatives from business and civic organizations. Their core responsibility is to articulate a common agenda to assist Atlanta’s policymakers. To accomplish this, CBA informs voters by providing information on candidates and rating them through a vetting process which includes questionnaires and in-person interviews.

“I am truly honored to know that Atlanta’s business community has validated our vision for Atlanta,” Dozier stated. “We’re working hard to bring a community-based agenda back to City Hall, and we’re glad to know that voters have a clear choice when they go to the polls on Election Day.”

With elections in just over a month, Dozier has proven to be the most qualified candidate to represent Atlanta’s District 4. To see other candidates scores for the City of Atlanta political races, visit cbatl.org/questionnaires/.

To learn more about Dozier’s campaign platforms, visit votedozier.com

Jason served as a reconnaissance officer in the United States Army for six years where he earned the Bronze Star Medal and the Army Commendation Medal resulting from his service in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Jason is a proud combat veteran who remains active in several veterans groups, including the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Veterans for American Ideals. Jason also works as a director at Hire Heroes USA, a non-profit empowering veterans and military spouses to find employment after transitioning from their time in service.

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Veterans and First Responders Go Door-to-Door for Candidate Jason Dozier

ATLANTA—Atlanta City Council District 4 candidate, Jason Dozier, was joined by first responders and veterans during a neighborhood canvass as part of a day of service commemorating September 11th. Dozier and supporters knocked on doors, spoke with voters, and listened to community concerns in Atlanta’s West End neighborhood.

“We’re always glad to help out in any way we can,” said Alex Hofstadter of the Atlanta Professional Firefighters Local 134. “We have confidence in Jason’s commitment to fighting for much-needed transparency, affordable housing access, and better public safety outcomes.”

Dozier was endorsed by both the International Brotherhood of Police Officers Local 623 and the Atlanta Professional Firefighters Local 134 earlier this year.

“I am so proud of the continued support I’ve received from our police officers and firefighters, and it was wonderful to have them with us this weekend,” said Dozier, a Mechanicsville homeowner, community activist, and United States Army combat veteran. “I was honored to have our first responders and members of our veteran community come out and join us. This whole experience has been truly humbling.”

Dozier served as a reconnaissance officer in the United States Army for six years where he earned the Bronze Star Medal and the Army Commendation Medal resulting from his service in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Dozier is a proud combat veteran who remains active in several veterans groups, including the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Veterans for American Ideals. Jason also works as a director at Hire Heroes USA, a non-profit empowering veterans and military spouses to find employment after transitioning from their time in service.

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Jason Dozier Qualifies as Candidate for Atlanta City Council District 4

ATLANTA—Mechanicsville homeowner, activist, and Army combat veteran Jason Dozier has officially qualified to appear on the ballot as a candidate for Atlanta City Council District 4. Community members, supporters and neighborhood advocates gathered at Atlanta City Hall Tuesday, August 22 to join Dozier as he finalized his qualifying status.

“I am proud to be a native of Atlanta, Georgia; I am proud to be a product of the public school systems; I am proud to be a husband and homeowner in the Mechanicsville community; I am a proud United States combat veteran,” said Dozier. “And I am proud to be our candidate for Atlanta City Council District 4!”  

Though a native of Atlanta, Dozier has lived in the city for the past five years after having returned from six years of military service, which included combat deployments to both Iraq and Afghanistan. As a community activist and as a director at a national non-profit organization, Dozier understands the importance of advocating for Atlanta’s most vulnerable citizens. Dozier’s determination and commitment to running a campaign where communities and neighborhoods come first has been a driving factor.

Dozier’s campaign has largely focused on addressing three major issues. Dozier says that he is committed to “making sure all Atlantans have access to affordable housing in the city; making sure all Atlantans can be safe and that we are taking care of our first responders the same way they have taken care of us; and that I will make sure we have the most open and honest government at City Hall that we’ve ever seen.”

Dozier remains an active member in his neighborhood of Mechanicsville where he works towards ensuring equitable outcomes for community members.

To learn more about the Jason Dozier for District 4 campaign, please visit http://votedozier.com.

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AFSCME Endorses Jason Dozier for Atlanta City Council District 4

ATLANTAAtlanta City Council District 4 candidate, Jason Dozier, has earned the official support of Atlanta’s American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees Local 1644. One of the nation’s largest public services union, AFSCME advocates for fairness in the workplace, excellence in public services, and prosperity and opportunity for all working families.

“We are proud to endorse Jason Dozier for Atlanta City Council District 4,” said Tracey Thornhill, President of AFSCME Local 1644. “We believe in Jason’s commitment to working families and we are excited to support his efforts to become District 4’s next representative on Atlanta City Council.”  

Dozier shared AFSCME’s excitement for their new partnership. “I am humbled that AFSCME Local 1644 is supporting our campaign,” Dozier said. “I believe this partnership will build upon our campaign’s commitment towards transparency, ethics, and accountability and will ensure that we build a better Atlanta. Having grown up in a strong union household, I’m proud to stand with our working families and I will continue to be an advocate and ally for our workers at City Hall.”

About Jason Dozier

Jason has served as a reconnaissance officer in the United States Army for six years, where he earned the Bronze Star Medal and the Army Commendation Medal resulting from his service in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Jason is a proud combat veteran who remains active in several veterans groups, including the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Veterans for American Ideals. Jason also works as a director at Hire Heroes USA, a non-profit empowering veterans and military spouses to find employment after transitioning from their time in service.

About AFSCME

AFSCME is a public service union serving more than 1.6 million working and retired nurses, child care providers, sanitation workers, and more. This organization includes a diverse group of members who share a common commitment to public service. An important part of AFSCME’s mission is to advocate for the vital services that keep families safe and make communities strong, whilst continuing to advocate for opportunities for all working-class American families. This union not only fights for fairness in the workplace, but in the halls of the government.

 

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First-Time Candidate Continues to Break District 4 Fundraising Records

Atlanta, Georgia—With a haul of $13,471, Mechanicsville activist, Atlanta native, and United States Army combat veteran Jason Dozier was the top raiser in the Atlanta City Council District 4 race. To date, Dozier has raised $65,347, which is more than all eleven of his opponents combined. This includes 24-year incumbent Cleta Winslow, who reported raising no funds during this disclosure period and whom Dozier maintains a five-to-one fundraising advantage. Dozier continues to be the top fundraising candidate ever to challenge Councilmember Winslow in District 4.

“This experience has been extremely humbling,” said Dozier. “Our campaign continues to focus on our core platform of affordable housing, safer neighborhoods, and government transparency, and I believe that my message of community and accountability has resonated with constituents.”

Jason has served as a reconnaissance officer in the United States Army for six years, where he earned the Bronze Star Medal and the Army Commendation Medal resulting from his service in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Jason is a proud combat veteran who remains active in several veterans groups including the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Veterans for American Ideals. Jason also works as a director at Hire Heroes USA, a non-profit empowering veterans and military spouses to find employment after transitioning from their time in service. Jason remains active in the Mechanicsville community where he’s served as Vice President of the Mechanicsville Civic Association and on the Steering Committee for the Turner Field Community Benefits Coalition.

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Dozier Endorsed by PACE

Atlanta, Georgia – June 29, 2017Atlanta City Council District 4 candidate Jason Dozier has earned the official support of the Professional Association of City Employees (P.A.C.E.), the union representing Atlanta’s professional, technical, and administrative employees.

“Today, we enthusiastically endorse Jason Dozier for Atlanta City Council District 4,” said Gina Pagnotta-Murphy, President of P.A.C.E. “We believe in Jason’s mission to change the complacency surrounding our local neighborhoods and spark a drive for change and fair opportunities. We are excited to encourage his campaign to become District 4’s next City Councilmember.”  

Jason Dozier, a local activist and supporter of workers’ rights, proudly accepted this endorsement.

“I am excited to be working with Atlanta’s Professional Association of City Employees,” Dozier said. “I believe this partnership will promote the very foundations I so full-heartedly believe in. We are going to fight to make sure that we build morale and restore the foundation of an honest, transparent, and open government at City Hall.”

About Jason Dozier

Jason has served as a reconnaissance officer in the United States Army for six years, where he earned the Bronze Star Medal and the Army Commendation Medal, resulting from his service in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Jason is a proud combat veteran who remains active in several veterans groups, including the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Veterans for American Ideals. Jason also works as a director at Hire Heroes USA, a non-profit empowering veterans and military spouses to find employment after transitioning from their time in service.

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Dozier Endorsed By Firefighters

Atlanta, Georgia – June 22, 2017  Today, Atlanta City Council District 4 candidate Jason Dozier earned the endorsement from the Atlanta Professional Firefighters Local 134, a division of the International Association of Fire Fighters.

“Today we enthusiastically endorse Jason Dozier for Atlanta City Council, District 4,” said Paul Gerdis, President of the Atlanta Local 134. “As an Atlanta native, a six year Army veteran who’s served in both the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts, and a team member at Hire Heroes USA working to place veterans in the workforce, we are excited to work with Mr. Dozier on City Council. We have all of the confidence in the world that he’s going to bring much-needed transparency, dedicate himself to public safety issues and fight for more affordable housing for the hard-working families and small business owners of Atlanta.”

“Thank you so much to the firefighters and to Local 134 for your support,” said Dozier, a Mechanicsville homeowner and community activist. “We’re going to fight to make sure that we’re going to build the morale and the trust of our public safety officials. Our fire fighters have taken care of me personally, and I want to make sure that City Hall is looking out for them.”

Jason served as a reconnaissance officer in the United States Army for six years, where he earned the Bronze Star Medal and the Army Commendation Medal resulting from his service in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Jason is a proud combat veteran who remains active in several veterans groups, including the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Veterans for American Ideals. Jason also works as a director at Hire Heroes USA, a non-profit empowering veterans and military spouses to find employment after transitioning from their time in service.

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Dozier Endorsed By Police Union

Atlanta, Georgia – April 12, 2017 Today, Atlanta City Council District 4 candidate Jason Dozier earned the endorsement from the International Brotherhood of Police Officers, a division of the National Association of Government Employees.

“Mr. Dozier is an established resident of Mechanicsville and has played an active role in the community. Mr. Dozier has demonstrated commitment to community and country and encompasses the dignity and dedication needed to serve the City well as a Council Member.

The I.B.P.O. is absolutely proud to endorse Jason Dozier and we look forward to working with him on City Council.”

Jason Dozier, an Atlanta native, military veteran, and local activist, proudly accepted this endorsement as a strong supporter of public safety, law enforcement, and improved police-community relations.

“I am truly thankful and truly humbled by the support from I.B.P.O. Local 623. I look forward to working with our officers to develop the community-based strategies necessary to make our neighborhoods safer. Public safety is a top priority for our campaign, and it will continue to be my priority as our next City Councilmember.”

Jason served as a reconnaissance officer in the United States Army for six years, where he earned the Bronze Star Medal and the Army Commendation Medal resulting from his service in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Jason is a proud combat veteran who remains active in several veterans groups, including the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Jason also works as a director at Hire Heroes USA, a non-profit empowering veterans and military spouses to find employment after transitioning from their time in service.

Dozier Continues to Top Fundraising Expectations

Atlanta, Georgia – April 10, 2017  Jason Dozier, an Atlanta native, Iraq and Afghanistan veteran, and community activist continues to be the top fundraiser in the highly contentious race for Atlanta City Council District 4. Dozier reported raising $51,876.04 on his March 2017 campaign financial disclosure. That is more than all of the other 11 candidates combined, including incumbent Cleta Winslow who has raised $14,248 thus far. In addition to being the top fundraiser this period, Dozier has raised more than any of Winslow’s previous competitors in her 23 years on City Council.

“This has been an extremely humbling and amazing experience,” the Mechanicsville homeowner said. “We’ve focused our campaign on core issues surrounding affordable housing, safe neighborhoods, and transparent government, and that message has clearly resonated with our supporters. We certainly look forward to engaging each and every voter across the district over the next seven months.”

Jason Dozier is an Atlanta native and lives in the Mechanicsville community with his wife, Claire. He earned his Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Georgia and currently works as a director at Hire Heroes USA, a non-profit empowering veterans and military spouses to find employment after transitioning from their time in service. Jason served in the Army as a reconnaissance officer, earning the Bronze Star Medal and the Army Commendation Medal as a result of his service overseas. In addition to his professional work with veterans, Jason serves as a community advocate in the Mechanicsville neighborhood and in Neighborhood Planning Unit V.