District 7 - Russell Edwards

  1. District 7 Commissioner Russell Edwards

    Russell Edwards

  1. Russell Edwards

    District 7 Commissioner
    Phone: 706-850-0878

    Mailing Address
    P.O. Box 1868
     Athens, GA 30603-1868
    Professional Experience
    Attorney specializing in small business consulting, strategic planning, and political action. Former 8th Grade Spanish teacher in Washington D.C. Public Schools.

    Civic and Community Service: Vice President of Citizen Advocacy Athens-Clarke, Board Member of the Downtown Athens Business Association, Former Chair of the Athens-Clarke County Democratic Committee, Former Treasurer of the Democratic Party of Georgia.

    Government Experience: Volunteer with the Office of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton and coordinator of the D.C. Congressional Art Competition. Mayor Pro Tempore (2021). 

    Education: Juris Doctor from the University of Georgia School of Law, Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from the University of North Carolina- Asheville.

    Personal: I co-host with State Rep. Spencer Frye the radio show Reppin' Georgia every Thursday from 3:00-4:00 PM on 92.7 FM. Husband to Airee Edwards and father to Teddy Edwards.

    His initial term began January 8, 2019.