Dana Barrett

Key Facts

Party Democrat
Status Challenger

Background

Dana Barrett attended Cornell University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Administration before moving to the metro Atlanta area in the late 1980s [2]. Dana Barrett currently works as a Communication Consultant for dB Media. She is also a Venture Partner for Shadow Ventures. Before her current career, Barrett worked as a IHeart Radio Talk Show and Podcast host. She is an official spokesperson at TurningPoint Breast Cancer Rehabilitation. Additionally, she was a board member and a member of the Emeritus Board of Inspiredu Atlanta. 
Barrett is the president of Washington Mews Apartments. She was also previously the interim CMO of Construction Check, and the president of DB Consulting and Coffee Buy the Book. She has been the host and producer of several shows, including Radio Sandy Springs, Business RadioX, Atlanta Tech Edge, the Jana Van Dyke Agency, and the Salem Media Group. Barrett was an editor for Midtown Review, the Book Report, and Better World Books.

Key Issues

COVID-19

Barrett believes in COVID-19 vaccinations, as well as expanding access to COVID-19 testing. She also supports expanding hospitals to support more patients [2].

Reproductive Rights

Barrett is pro-choice [1]. She spoke out about her opposition to the Supreme Court Decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, which deferred a women’s right to have an abortion to the states [4].

Criminal Justice

Barrett wants to improve criminal justice through more accurate prosecution and programs that provide alternatives to incarceration. She hopes to find ways to divert potential offenders from crime [2].

Civil Rights

Barrett wants to ensure equal pay, equal access to healthcare and education, and equal opportunity [1].

Public Safety

Barrett considers the current courts system to be overburdened and the jail overcrowded. She hopes to slow the current backlog of court records to update state and federal databases [2]. 

Elections

Barrett is concerned about the current election system, which she calls understaffed and underfunded, because she believes its problems invite false allegations [2]. She wants to fully fund the Fulton County Department of Registration and Elections [1]. 

Endorsements

District 2 Cobb County Commissioner Jerica Richardson, District 52 Georgia State Representative Shea Roberts

Sources

1 Ballotpedia

2 Official Website

3 LinkedIn

4 Campaign Twitter