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ENDORSEMENTS

Discover the long list of supporters behind Larry Johnson

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Mayor Andre Dickens

"Commissioner Larry Johnson has been a champion for DeKalb County for more than 20years. He has a distinguished record of service, and we've all benefited from his passion for improving county operations and willingness to be a partner with the City of Atlanta. That's why I'm proud to endorse him as the next CEO of DeKalb County."

Mayor Andre Dickens, City of Atlanta

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Stacey Abrams

"DeKalb County needs a progressive champion at the helm with proven experience and the vision to move DeKalb forward. Larry Johnson is that champion. In more than 20 years of service on the DeKalb County Commission, he has secured hundreds of millions of dollars to upgrade DeKalb’s infrastructure, including a $25 million investment in senior housing, $8 million for the Intergenerational Center at Exchange Park and more. During my tenure at the state legislature, I valued his counsel and his energetic leadership on behalf of constituents. Moreover, Larry is a champion for voting rights who has advocated for voter access and investments in voting technology. Larry Johnson’s record proves his dedication and his capacity to lead. I am proud to endorse Larry Johnson to be DeKalb County’s next Chief Executive Officer (CEO)."

- Stacey Abrams, Former State House Minority Leader and former Georgia Democratic gubernatorial nominee

Mayor Shirley Franklin

"Commissioner Johnson cares  first and foremost about the well being of the people of Dekalb County. He is a trusted, experienced leader whose years of service prepare him to lead with distinction and integrity as CEO."

- Mayor Shirley Franklin, former Mayor of Atlanta

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Senator Jason Carter

"Larry Johnson is the right person to become DeKalb's next CEO. DeKalb is experiencing explosive growth and needs a leader with the experience to turn that into meaningful change for all of its people. Larry has that experience and a vision to move DeKalb forward without leaving anyone behind."

- Jason Carter, former state Senator

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Commissioner
Steve Bradshaw

"I have served as a colleague with Larry Johnson on the Board of Commissioners for over seven years. And I have seen his capabilities and his compassion up close; therefore, I am excited to endorse Larry Johnson to become the next CEO of DeKalb County.”

- Steve Bradshaw, DeKalb County District 4 Commissioner

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Rev. Dr. Cynthia Hale

"I am proud to call Larry Johnson a friend, a leader, and now, our next DeKalb CEO. Larry is a man of impeccable character with bold plans for DeKalb County that only somebody with his skills can put into practice. His inspirational leadership is exactly what we need right now"

Rev. Dr. Cynthia Hale, Founder and Senior Pastor, Ray of Hope Christian Church

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Rep. Hank Johnson

"Commissioner Larry Johnson is a proven leader who is dedicated to serving the people of DeKalb County. His experience, integrity, and commitment make him the clear choice for CEO.”

- Rep. Hank Johnson, US Representative for Georgia's 4th Congressional District

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Rep. Nikema Williams

“Larry Johnson is a steadfast champion for the people of DeKalb County, embodying a vision of vibrant economic growth and unwavering dedication to public safety. I’ve witnessed his relentless advocacy for the people of DeKalb first hand as a member of Congress. This is why I am proud to endorse Democrat Larry Johnson for DeKalb County CEO.”

Rep. Nikema Williams US Representative for Georgia's 5th Congressional District & Chair of the Democratic Party of Georgia

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Commissioner
Mereda Davis-Johnson

"DeKalb needs a visionary leader who will champion progress and prioritize the needs of our diverse communities. Larry Johnson's dedication to public service and his track record of delivering results make him the ideal choice.”

- Mereda Davis-Johnson,

DeKalb County District 5 Commissioner

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District Attorney
Sherry Boston

"I am proud to endorse Larry Johnson for DeKalb County CEO. Larry has a proven track record of working to address violent crime and supporting law enforcement in our community. His commitment to public safety and his collaborative approach make him a partner I can count on."

Sherry Boston, DeKalb County District Attorney

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Larry Johnson Has Support From 
DeKalb County and Beyond

Including leaders from the civic, faith and community.

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