Jason grew up on the east side of Atlanta in a single-parent household with his mother and extended family. In 2001, Jason graduated from our public schools to attend Denison University, earning a degree in education and eventually returning home to Georgia where he worked as a forklift driver in an IBEW union shop.
In 2006, Jason sought to build a better future for his family and he joined the military as a reconnaissance officer at the height of the Iraq War. Jason Dozier served with distinction in the United States Army, earning a Bronze Star and Army Commendation Medal during his tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan.
After serving his country, Jason returned home to Georgia to earn his Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) from the University of Georgia, Master’s degree in Real Estate from Georgia State University. Currently, Dozier oversees operations for Hire Heroes USA — a nonprofit dedicated to helping military members, veterans, and their spouses find and secure employment.
Jason Dozier is no stranger to advocating on behalf of citizens of District 4. In addition to his professional duties with Hire Heroes USA, Dozier has served as Vice President for the Mechanicsville Civic Association, Communications Chair for Neighborhood Planning Unit V, and co-founder and co-chair of the Intrenchment Creek Community Stewardship Council, where he works to restore, revitalize, and protect the ecological health of the Intrenchment Creek Watershed Basin through the lens of equity. Dozier has also served on the boards of Advance Atlanta and the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, leadership roles that have helped cement Dozier’s advocacy for safe streets built for everyone and the expansion of public transit access to families across Atlanta.
Although Dozier’s record touts decades of service to his community and country, none of his commitments compare to his top priority: being a dad to infant daughter Rayna, whom he and wife Claire adopted in 2020.
Jason is a 2015 alumnus of LEAD Atlanta, a 2016 Political Partner with the Truman National Security Project, a 2016 New Leaders Council Fellow, and a 2016 Atlanta Business Chronicle 40 Under 40 honoree.