Mike Hamby

Commissioner Mike Hamby makes a comment at a commission meeting.Commissioner Hamby, District 10

2009 – present

Represents Timothy Road, Kingswood, Epps Bridge and Atlanta Highway areas.

706-338-3970
mike.hamby@accgov.com
Mike Hamby’s website

Owner of “a small office cleaning business.”
Publisher, Athens Believer magazine
Sales and management, Northeast Sales Distributing
Financial Advisor, J.C. Bradford

Master’s degree in Instructional Design, UGA
Undergraduate degree, Social Sciences Education, UGA

Primary Ballots: Mike Hamby usually takes Democratic primary ballots, but not exclusively.
Previous Races: Ran for Mayor as a Republican in 1994.
Donations: Donated to Douglas Haines (D) in 2003, Russell Edwards (D) in 2010, Houston Gaines (R) in 2017 and Charlie Bailey (D) in 2018.
Fundraising: On the fundraising committee of Houston Gaines (R) in 2017.

Inferred Party: Seems to have switched from a Republican when he was young to a Democrat now.

Signature Policies

Fighting Poverty: Commissioner Mike Hamby was one of the original authors of the prosperity package idea to combat poverty.

Workforce and Economic Development: Hamby has supported business development, job training initiatives and also supports incentives for businesses to hire locally.

Gateway Beautification: Hamby encouraged the use of TSPLOST funds for infrastructure improvements and beautification for the “gateways” to Athens (for example, Prince Avenue, Lexington Road and other points of entry).

Interviews

Voting Record

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: YES
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
Ban rentable scooters: YES
Establish West Downtown Historic District: YES
(More information about 2020 votes)

Reconsider Designation of 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: YES
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
Reorganize Animal Control: YES
Approve the Neighborhood Leaders program: YES
(More information about 2019 votes)

Fund Cedar Creek Solar Array: absent
Move Work Sessions to City Hall: YES
Redesign the Chase Street Corridor: YES
Update County Anti-Discrimination Policy: YES
Reject Concept Maps for Athens in Motion: YES
Adopt the Athens in Motion plan: YES
Protected Bike Lanes for Barnett Shoals: NO
Delay the Designation of SPLOST Projects: NO
(More information about 2018 votes)

Temporary Halt to Downtown Development: YES
Consultant Selection for Bike / Ped Master Plan: YES
TSPLOST project list and referendum: YES
Re-zone Mitchell Street:YES
(More information about 2017 votes)

“Road Diet” for Chase Street: YES
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)

Allow Backyard Chickens: YES
Remove Wetland Buffers: YES
Delay repaving of Chase Street: YES
Award Jail Phone Contract to Securus Tech: YES
Allow Food Trucks: YES
Keep Domestic Partnership Benefits: YES
(More information about 2015 votes)

Election Results

2020 Local Election
Mike Hamby (incumbent)69.8%
Knowa Johnson – 30.2%