Commissioner Patrick Davenport, District 1
2019 – present
Living Wages: Commissioner Patrick Davenport has worked with the Economic Justice Coalition fighting for living wages for many years. He co-founded Peachy Green Clean Co-Op to help provide entry-level living wage jobs in Athens. He is a strong supporter of living wages, but as a commissioner, he faces an uphill battle due to state restrictions on what local governments are allowed to do. In 2021, he worked to help raise wages for all ACC government employees to $15 an hour.
Recycling: As chair of the solid waste advisory committee, Davenport pushed for an expanded recycling program that requires all ACC events to only use recyclable products.
Davenport was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol on September 19, 2021. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to community service.
Davenport has been endorsed for re-election by Commissioner Carol Myers and the ACC Democratic party.
Davenport went on Tim Bryant’s radio show in March to talk about his campaign for re-election.
2018 Local Election
Patrick Davenport – 58.0%
Sharyn Dickerson (incumbent) – 41.7%