Dexter Fisher

Dexter Fisher

Commissioner Dexter Fisher, District 5

2023 – present

Represents the Forest Heights, Homewood Hills, Moss Side and Country Club Estates neighborhoods.

Fisher’s Facebook page

Fisher was the Director of Facilities Management at UGA for 31 years, then worked as the Chief of District Services for the Clarke County School District until retiring in 2022. 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. He is the President of UGARA at the University of Georgia which represents all UGA Retirees.

Fisher has a bachelor’s of social work from Mars Hill University and a master’s degree of business administration from Piedmont College.

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.

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.

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.

Voting Record

Delay Barber Street Improvements: YES
Approve Mall Redevelopment: YES
Restart the Eviction Prevention Program: YES

(More information about 2023 votes.)


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:

Election Results

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


Dexter Fisher 66.3%
Matt Pulver – 33.8%