Dexter Fisher

Dexter Fisher

Dexter Fisher, Candidate for District 5 Commissioner

Dexter Fisher is running to be 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.


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.


Fisher has been 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 is also officially “recommended” by Athens Classic, an Athens Clean and Safe PAC partner organization.


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

Fisher also went on WUGA in March:

Political Affiliation

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

See other candidates running in the 2022 election in the Athens-area here.