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Steve Bradshaw for CEO of DeKalb County

Steve Bradshaw is a natural leader

It’s About Leadership

Steve Bradshaw is the leader DeKalb needs as our next CEO. He has served on the DeKalb County Commission since 2016, had a thriving private sector career in business development, and served as an officer in the United States Army.

Steve is ready to lead DeKalb County. With your support, he will.

Proven Leadership for DeKalb

A military veteran, Steve Bradshaw has served as DeKalb County District 4 Commissioner since 2017. A gifted communicator, team-builder, and leader with a knack for building consensus across disparate groups and interests, Steve is ready to lead DeKalb in 2024 as its CEO.

A Safer DeKalb

The first responsibility of any government is the safety of its citizens. Steve Bradshaw will work towards better training and support for public safety personnel
and support while developing programs and outreach to address the root causes of crime.

A More Business-Friendly DeKalb

Steve Bradshaw’s background in business development makes him ideally suited to be DeKalb’s “Chief Sales Officer”, while also working to ensure resources are in place to encourage economic growth and job creation.

A Cleaner DeKalb

Steve Bradshaw plans to change the mindset of those who litter by partnering with the Board of Education to instill a sense of community pride in our youth while encouraging adults to serve as role models.

A More Inclusive DeKalb

Steve Bradshaw feels that in order to best serve a diverse county like DeKalb, his administration needs to reflect that diversity. The result will be an inclusive government that will better serve the community.

#BelieveInSteve24

Steve Bradshaw for CEO of DeKalb County

Steve Bradshaw is a natural leader

It’s About Leadership

Steve Bradshaw is the leader DeKalb County needs as our next CEO. He has served on the county commission since 2017, had a successful private sector career in business development, and also served as an officer in the United States Army.

Steve is ready to lead DeKalb County. With your support, he will.

Proven Leadership for DeKalb

A military veteran, Steve Bradshaw has served as DeKalb County District 4 Commissioner since 2017. A gifted communicator, team-builder, and leader with a knack for building consensus across disparate groups and interests, Steve is ready to lead DeKalb in 2024 as its CEO.

A Safer DeKalb

The first responsibility of any government is the safety of its citizens. Steve Bradshaw will work towards better law enforcement training and support while developing programs and outreach to address the root causes of crime.

A Cleaner DeKalb

Steve Bradshaw plans to change the mindset of those who litter by partnering with the Board of Education to instill a sense of community pride in our youth while encouraging adults to serve as role models.

A More Business-Friendly DeKalb

Steve Bradshaw’s background in business development makes him ideally suited to be DeKalb’s “Chief Sales Officer”, while also working to ensure resources are in place to encourage economic growth and job creation.

A More Inclusive DeKalb

Steve Bradshaw feels that in order to best serve a diverse county like DeKalb, his administration needs to reflect that diversity. The result will be an inclusive government that will better serve the community.

Believe in Steve Bradshaw for a Better DeKalb County

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A Message from Steve

Dear Friends,

Since 2017, it has been an honor and a privilege for me to serve DeKalb County as the District 4 Commissioner. When I consider where we were when I first took office, and the progress we have made since then, I am truly astounded.

I know that much more work is yet to be done to keep DeKalb County on track and moving forward to the next level. Steady and competent leadership is required to accomplish this critical mission. To that end, and with your help I am confident that I have the experience, judgment, vision, and temperament to lead us to a new level of prosperity and prominence. Therefore, I am applying for the position of Chief Executive Officer of DeKalb County and I am humbly asking you to hire me.

As a citizen of this country, this state, and this county I have a deep respect and great appreciation for history. In my leadership presentations, I describe the importance of having a sense of history. But, the coming race to be the next CEO of DeKalb County is not about history or making history. It is about the future and who is best equipped to lead us into a bright, new future. I think that person is me. Thank you so much for your consideration!

Now, let’s make it happen!!

Sincerely,

Steve Bradshaw

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Learn more about Steve Bradshaw and his vision for DeKalb County.

Steve is a natural leader with a background that spans military service, business development, and academia. He has served as DeKalb County District 4 Commissioner since 2016.

A Proven Track Record of Delivering for DeKalb County

Better Training and Support for Law Enforcement

Steve is committed to supporting our law enforcement community as they work to keep us safe. Commissioner Bradshaw:

  • Voted for pay raises for public safety personnel totaling more than 11%
  • Allocated nearly $100,000 of District 4 reserve funds to purchase flock security cameras for high-crime areas in the district
  • Allocated more than $30,000 of District 4 reserve funds to purchase and deploy speed detection devices throughout DeKalb County

Community, Business, and Military Leadership

Steve Bradshaw served as a Officer in the United States Army, having attained the rank of Captain. He then had a successful career in Business Development, and later earned his Master’s Degree in Public Administration.

Steve was first elected to the DeKalb County Commission, District 4, in 2016, and was re-elected in 2020.

  • Elected unanimously as Presiding Officer of the Board of Commissioners in 2020 and 2021
  • Chaired the Finance, Audit and Budget Committee
  • Chaired, Public Works and Infrastructure Committee in 2019 where he instituted  an oversight audit that saved taxpayers over $5.6 million
  • Chaired, County Operations Committee in 2017 and 2018, where he adopted the No Kill Standard for our Animal Shelter

A Better Business Environment Means More Opportunity

As a member of the Board of Commissioners and as Presiding Officer, Commissioner Bradshaw helped ignite economic development in the county.

  • Allocated $140,000 of District 4 reserve funds for a study to determine development opportunities on the Memorial Drive corridor
  • Directed over $200,000 of District 4 reserve funds to conduct a viability study for the establishment of a Community Improvement District (CID) along the Memorial Drive corridor
  • Allocated $75,000 of District 4 reserve funds to Advance DeKalb to improve relationships between the county and business owners
  • Allocated $50,000 of District 4 Reserve Funds to the Memorial Drive Community Action Groups

Reducing Waste While Improving DeKalb’s Financial Status

Steve Bradshaw helped turn around DeKalb County’s financial standing.

  • Eliminated the 2016 DeKalb County $24 million deficit
  • Grew the fund balance from a negative $24 million to its current balance of well above $100 Million
  • Improved DeKalb County’s credit rating
  • Returned nearly $400,000 of the District 4 budget back to the General Fund, saving all DeKalb taxpayers money

A Military Veteran Fighting for Fellow Vets

As a veteran, Steve understands the unique needs of those who served our country. As a DeKalb County Commissioner, Mr. Bradshaw:

  • Hosted a Resources Expo for DeKalb County Veterans in 2018, 2019, 2021 and 2022
  • Allocated $40,000 of District 4 reserve funds to the Veterans Treatment Court
  • Appointed to serve as Vice-Chair of the National Association of Counties Veterans and Military Affairs Committee

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Key Dates for DeKalb Voters

Vote for Steve Bradshaw for CEO

Election Day: May 21
Vote Early: April 29 - May 17

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