Allison Wright

Commissioner Allison WrightCommissioner Wright, District 4


Represents UGA, 5-Points, and Oak Street areas.

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Professional and Civic Experience
Certified Medical Illustrator – self employed
Clarke County School District Board of Education (2005-2012)
Clarke County School District SPLOST Citizens Oversight Committee
PTAs at Cleveland Road Elementary School, Barrow Elementary School, and Clarke Middle School
MS, Medical College of Georgia, Medical Illustration
BS, University of Kentucky, Animal Science
Party Affiliation
Primary Ballots: Allison Wright almost always takes Democratic primary ballots.
Donations: Donated to John Barrow (D) in 2006, Lisa Lott (D) in 2017 and Deborah Gonzalez (D) in 2017.
Inferred Party: Democrat

Signature Policies

Plastic Bag Ban or Fee: Commissioner Allison Wright has been active in pushing for a fee on single-use plastic bags. This will reduce plastic waste in our oceans. It will also save Athens-Clarke County money by reducing waste in the landfill.

Public Safety and Well-Being: As a budget priority, Wright wants to increase the pay of police officers as a way of increasing retention and avoiding the expenses associated with re-hiring and re-training new officers. She also wants to repeal the single-family ordinance and pass an anti-discrimination ordinance.


Voting Record

  • 2020
    Accept Agreement with the Classic Center: YES
    Support the Pre-Arrest Diversion Program: YES
    Start a Community Energy Fund: YES
    Declare State of Emergency, Banning Public Gatherings: absent
    Order Athenians to Shelter in Place: YES
    Urge Leniency for Rent and Mortgage Payments: YES
    Refuse to Pay Attorney Bryan Sells: NO
    Move Confederate Monument, Close College Square: YES
    Establish Goal of Reducing Police Funding: NO
    Adopt the FY 2021 Budget: YES
    Make Masks Mandatory: YES
    Resolve that Black lives matter: YES
    Delay BLM resolution: NO
    Start “parklet” pilot program: YES
    (More information about 2020 votes)
  • 2019
    Reconsider Designating SPLOST Projects: YES
    Accept $250,000 Settlement with Taylor Saulters: YES
    FY2020 Goals and Objectives: YES
    Designate SPLOST Projects: YES
    Expand ACCPD Vehicle Program: YES
    Adopt the 100% Athens Resolution: YES
    End cash bail for local ordinance violations: absent
    Delay Bike Lanes on Hancock Ave: YES
    Remove Mention of Classic Center Arena from SPLOST 2020: NO
    Approve Final SPLOST 2020 List: YES
    Pass Along State Legislative Requests: YES, but temporarily held up requests for living wages for UGA employees and driver’s licenses for undocumented Athenians.
    Reorganize Animal Control: YES
    Approve the Neighborhood Leaders program: YES
    (More information about 2019 votes)
  • 2018
    Fund Cedar Creek Solar Array: YES
    Move Work Sessions to City Hall: YES
    Redesign Chase Street Corridor: YES
    Update County Anti-Discrimination Policy: YES
    Reject Concept Maps for Athens in Motion: NO
    Adopt the Athens in Motion plan: YES
    Protected Bike Lanes for Barnett Shoals: YES
    Delay the Designation of SPLOST Projects: NO
    (More information about 2018 votes)
  • 2017
    Temporary Halt to Downtown Development: YES
    Consultant Selection for Bike / Ped Master Plan: absent
    TSPLOST project list and referendum: YES
    Re-zoning Mitchell Street:YES
    (More information about 2017 votes)
  • 2016
    “Road Diet” for Chase Street: NO
    Allow Sale of Growlers in Brewpubs: YES
    Fare-Free Bus Rides for K-12 Students: YES
    Downtown Anti-Discrimination Ordinance and Civil Rights Committee: YES
    (More information about 2016 votes)
  • 2015
    Allow Backyard Chickens: YES
    Remove Wetland Buffers: NO
    Award Jail Phone Contract to Securus Tech: YES
    Allow Food Trucks: YES
    Keep Domestic Partnership Benefits: YES
    (More information about 2015 votes)