Dexter Fisher

Dexter Fisher

Dexter Fisher, District 5 Commissioner-Elect

Dexter Fisher has been elected as the next commissioner from District 5 in Athens, Georgia.

Fisher’s website

Signature Issues

Fisher mentions three issues of focus on his website — youth development, homelessness / poverty and crime prevention — but has been short on specifics.

“Building bridges” between the city and UGA and also between progressives and conservatives is also a theme of his campaign.

Experience

Fisher was the Director of Facilities Management at UGA for 31 years. He is currently the Chief of District Services for the Clarke County School District. He has served on a number of boards and commissions in the Athens area, including the Piedmont-Athens Hospital Authority, the Athens Community Foundation and the Rotary Club.

Endorsements

During the 2022 local election, Fisher was endorsed by Steve Middlebrooks, CEO of Heyward Allen Toyota, Republican donor and fundraiser for Athens Clean and Safe PAC. Middlebrooks donated $2,000 to Fisher’s campaign. Fisher was officially “recommended” by Athens Classic, an Athens Clean and Safe PAC partner organization. Fisher was also endorsed by Mayor Kelly Girtz.

Interviews

Fisher went on Tim Bryant’s radio show in March after announcing his candidacy in 2022.

Fisher also went on WUGA during the 2022 campaign:

Political Affiliation

Primary Ballots: Fisher almost always takes Democratic primary ballots.
Inferred Party: Democrat

The ACC Democratic Party considers Fisher to be a Democrat in good standing.

Election Results

Dexter Fisher 49.6%
Matt Pulver – 27.2%
Jared Bailey — 23.2%

Runoff:

Dexter Fisher 66.3%
Matt Pulver – 33.8%