John Eaves

John H. Eaves, Ph.D., Chairman of the Fulton County Commission–now serving his third four-year term in office–leads the most populous and dynamic county in Georgia, with 1.1 million residents and 14 municipalities including the City of Atlanta. Eaves was re-elected as Fulton County Chairman in 2014 with 63 percent of the vote, a testament to his county-wide popularity and support.

As the county’s Chairman, he has led Fulton County to pass the regions boldest transportation plan, transformed the criminal justice system, presided over the resurrection of Grady Memorial Hospital, improved conditions at the Fulton County Jail which lifted a decade of federal supervision, lowered its business and property taxes, and piloted initiatives to eliminate HIV/AIDS in metro Atlanta. He is running for Mayor to continue fighting for what’s important to you and your families every day.

The city of Atlanta deserves transparency, and I want to set the tone.

Eaves is a 1984 graduate of Morehouse College. He earned a Master’s Degree from Yale University, and obtained a doctorate from the University of South Carolina. John taught at Kennesaw State University and was an Assistant Dean at Davidson College in North Carolina. His academic honors include the American Marshall Memorial Fellowship and two Fulbright scholarships.

John resides in Atlanta and is the devoted father of his two children, Isaac and Keturah.