Doug Shipman

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Doug Shipman

Doug Shipman is a candidate for Atlanta City Council President. Shipman was the Founding CEO at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights for 8 years. He worked to open Howard Middle School and improve Freedom Park. 


  • Passionate about the economic development of the city 


  • Advocates for making neighborhoods safe 
  • Plans to support the police force by fully staffing them
  • Looks to stop street racing

Social equity

  • States that he will prioritize equity and racial disparities


  • Will work to get tax abatements for low-income residents
  • Plans to push for the speedy development of affordable housing


  • Supports improving potholes, street lights, sidewalks, and drainage
  • Advocates for transparency as far as the spending and allocation of funds go