John Culpepper

John Culpepper

John Culpepper, Candidate for District 7 Commissioner

John Culpepper is a Republican running to be the next commissioner from District 7 in Athens, Georgia.

Culpepper’s website

Signature Issues

On his website, Culpepper issues include crime, traffic, infrastructure, homelessness and improving public education in Athens. Culpepper talks the most about education, but as commissioner, he would have no power over the school system which is under the purview of the Board of Education.


Culpepper is a small business owner and a lifelong resident of Athens, but does not appear to have any other relevant experience.


Culpepper is officially “recommended” by Athens Classic, an Athens Clean and Safe PAC partner organization.


Culpepper went on Tim Bryant’s radio show in February shortly after he announced that he was running for commission.

Political Affiliation

Primary Ballots: Culpepper almost always takes Republican primary ballots, but not exclusively.
Donations: Culpepper donated $525 to Brian Kemp (R) in 2021, $500 to Houston Gaines (R) in 2020, $750 to Brian Kemp (R) in 2017 / 2018 and $500 to Charlie Bailey (D) in 2018.
Inferred Party: Republican

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