Matt Pulver, Candidate for District 5 Commissioner
Matt Pulver is running to be the next commissioner from District 5 in Athens, Georgia.
Pulver’s platform focuses on racial justice, economic justice and affordable housing. He believes that the commission has a responsibility to “act reparatively” to help shape the redevelopment of Bethel Midtown Village and surrounding areas in a way that ensures “Black Athens has a place there.”
Pulver is a UGA librarian and writer for the Flagpole (and Athens Politics Nerd on occasion) whose articles often focus on racial justice through a historical lens, but he has never before run for public office.
Pulver went on WUGA in March:
He also went on Tim Bryant’s radio show in March:
Primary Ballots: Pulver usually takes Democratic ballots, but not exclusively.
Inferred Party: Democrat