Name: Linda Elder Davis

Email Address:

Running For: School Board District 3

Are you a Democrat?Yes

If elected, will you work to enact the ACCDC platform? (Attached in the email we sent you.) Yes

Have you ever been a member of the ACCDC? If you have, please indicate your years of service and describe your work with the ACCDC.


Please list all campaigns you have worked on, regardless of party affiliation, in either a volunteer or staff member capacity, on either the federal, state, or local level, and briefly describe your work on each.

  • UGA Student Volunteer
  • passed out literature at the county fair
  • Jimmy Carter for Governor
  • Volunteer, fund raising, canvasing – Rita Bass for Dekalb County Commissioner
  • Office volunteer, canvasing, contributor, Charlie Maddox for Mayor
  • volunteer, contributor, Ovita Thornton for Clarke County Commissioner.

Please describe any work you have done in your community, either in Athens-Clarke County or elsewhere, in support of progressive causes.

Creating a voice for the under-served: Grass roots organizing: Provided facilitation and communications support for Community organizing for Evans Street and Surrounding Communities to include meeting planning, note taking and distribution, worked with leaders to developed and distribute annual program in celebration of neighbors and neighborhood awareness for ten years.

Please list organizations and/or causes you have been involved with in any kind of substantial way.

  • Co-convener for Athens Community Agenda – 9 years (?)
  • Coordinator for Friends of Brooklyn Cemetery – historic cemetery restoration – 13 years
  • Coach and coordinator for church team in Athens Area Black History Bowl, 5 years.

If elected, what will be your policy priorities? Please describe 3 – 5 priorities.

  • Equity in Education with a focus on Pre K – 12
  • Ending systemic racism
  • supporting working families

Does your campaign have a platform? If so, please include a link here. Non contested seat

Do you support raising the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour? Yes

Do you support making it easier for workers to organize and join unions? Yes

Will you support policies aimed at increasing the stock of affordable housing in in-town neighborhoods and making home-ownership more possible for ACC’s low-income residents? Yes

Would you support initiatives to help keep longtime Athens residents in their homes — people who are in danger of being pushed out of their neighborhoods by gentrification and rising taxes? Yes

Do you support equal pay for equal work for women? Yes

Should marijuana should be removed from the list of “Schedule 1” federal controlled substances? Yes

Should local law enforcement agencies be required to assist federal immigration law enforcement agencies with deportations?  No

Should military-style weapons be accessible to civilians? No

Do you support repealing the Campus Carry law? Yes

Do you support incentivizing investments in clean energy and ending tax breaks and other perks for fossil fuel companies? Yes

Do you support increasing protections for wetlands buffers to help keep our waterways uncontaminated? No

Do you support comprehensive non-discrimination legislation in ACC? Yes

Should it be illegal for public businesses and institutions to discriminate against LBGTQ people? Yes

Do you support the expansion of Medicaid in Georgia? Yes

Do you support the goal of Universal healthcare – healthcare as a fundamental human right for every American? Yes

Should all state education funds should be directed to public schools? Yes

What are your thoughts about how to secure safe schools for all students?

This should really be left up to the experts to spend time and resources making recommendations to district personnel who can then make decisions for the individual schools and the communities they serve.

Do you support the current Teacher Retirement System of Georgia? Yes

Should legislation requiring electoral districts be drawn by an independent, nonpartisan redistricting commission? Yes

Do you support restoring the full protections of the Voters Rights Act? Yes