Atlanta, Georgia – February 8, 2017 Jason Dozier, an Atlanta native, non-profit executive, Iraq and Afghanistan veteran, and community activist became the top fundraiser in the highly contentious race for Atlanta City Council District 4, a district which encompasses some of south Atlanta’s most historic neighborhoods. Dozier reported raising $36,109 in the first quarter of the race. As of the time of this press release, incumbent Cleta Winslow had not posted a report for the same period. Thus far, the closest competitor has raised only $600. In addition to being the probable top fundraiser this period, Dozier raised more than Winslow’s previous two competitors over their entire campaigns.
“We are honored by the support our Atlanta City Council campaign has received, but this is just the beginning,” the Mechanicsville activist promised. “We still have nine months of hard campaigning ahead of us. We look forward to running a positive campaign focused on the issues families and small businesses are most concerned about.”
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 a non-profit helping veterans find employment after transitioning from military. Jason served in the Army as a reconnaissance officer in both Iraq and Afghanistan, earning the Bronze Star Medal and the Army Commendation Medal as a result. In addition to his professional work with military veterans, Jason serves as a community advocate in the Mechanicsville neighborhood and in Neighborhood Planning Unit V.