Jesse Houle to Run for Athens-Clarke County Commission

Feb 12, 2020

An Athens community activist and organizer is announcing his intention to run for local office.  Jesse Houle is running for the District 6 Commission seat, currently held by Commissioner Jerry NeSmith.

A media release sent out Wednesday states Houle’s campaign platform focuses on economic and racial justice, green energy and infrastructure, transforming public safety, affordable housing, and “looping in” District 6 so residents there enjoy the same services as in-town neighborhoods.

Jesse Houle.

Houle, who is the co-founder of Athens for Everyone, is self-describedas a musician, worker, community organizer, political strategist, and Operations Manager for local non-profit Nuçi’s Space.

Their campaign Kickoff Party will be held Sunday, March 1st from 2 to 4 p.m. at Akademia Brewing Company.

The election will occur on May 19, 2020.

For more information, visit jessforathens.com.