Ted Terry

Ted Terry has spent the last decade working in the public service sector, doing everything from nonprofit consulting for organizations like the Sierra Club, Human Rights Campaign and Environment Georgia, to campaign organizing and consulting for state representatives, state senators, county commissioners, school boards members, local officials and a U.S. Congressman. During his time as a fundraiser, Ted personally helped raise millions of dollars for campaigns and causes, always with a focus on uniting individuals and businesses behind common goals for a better society.
As Mayor, Ted has supported initiatives to make Clarkston a more welcoming and compassionate community. Focusing on efforts to empower ordinary residents to be involved in their government. Launching an education task force to propose ideas and innovations for the Clarkston Cluster of Schools, and working with the DeKalb County Board of Education.
Ted has a degree in Food Science & Nutrition and worked his way through college as a nursing assistant at a long-term care facility.
Goals for Clarkston: Clarkston is a city like none other. We boast an amazing array of diverse cultures, businesses and people. We’re a neighborly city, we know that by working together we can create the best community possible.
Together, with your support we’ll build a Clarkston that is safer, greener and more prosperous. We’ll create a community that celebrates our youth, opening doors for their futures. And together, we’ll create a Clarkston that our residents will be proud to call home.
Personal Motto: You can’t change the world, if you can’t change yourself
Favorite Quote: 
 “So, never be afraid. Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion, against injustice and lying and greed. If you … will do this … you will change the earth.”
— William Faulkner