Nancy Denson

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Nancy Denson
Mayor of Athens-Clarke County, Georgia
Assumed office
January 4, 2011
Preceded by Heidi Davison
Tax Commissioner of Clarke County
In office
Athens City Council Member
In office
Personal details
Born Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Bob Denson
Children 1 son, 3 daughters
Alma mater University of Georgia (Bachelor of Business Administration, Public management Certificate)
Occupation Politician
Website Official website

Nancy Denson is an American politician serving as the mayor of U.S. city of Athens, Georgia. First elected mayor in 2010 and re-elected in 2014, Denson has been in public service since 1980 starting as an Athens City Council member.


Nancy Denson was born in Memphis, Tennessee. She was the third child out of seven. She later married Bob Denson and moved to Athens in 1966. She attended the University of Georgia (UGA) where she obtained a BBA degree. She also earned a certificate in public management from the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, also part of UGA.[2]

Political career

Athens City Council member

Denson was elected as a council member in the Athens City Council in 1980; she was the first woman to do so. She served as the president of the 10th District and was a member of all the committees in the council.

Clarke County Tax Commissioner


The nonpartisan 2010 General Election was held on November 2, 2010, and Nancy Denson beat both 20-year-old UGA student Glenn Stegall and former mayor of Athens Gwen O'Looney and was elected mayor of Athens-Clarke County.

Athens-Clarke County mayoral election, 2010
Candidate Votes %
Nancy Denson 8,929 34.0
Gwen O'Looney 6,091 23.2
Spencer Frye 5,498 21.0
Charlie M. Maddox 4,741 18.1
Glenn Stegall 967 3.7
Source: Athens-Clarke County Board of Elections[3]

See also


  1. ^ "Nancy Denson". Athens-Clarke County Unified Government. Retrieved June 17, 2013.
  2. ^ "". News and Information about Nancy Denson, Mayor of Athens, GA
  3. ^ "General Election Official Results". Athens-Clarke County Board of Elections. December 2, 2010. Retrieved June 17, 2013.

External links

  • Official website of the Mayor of Athens-Clarke County
Political offices
Preceded by
Heidi Davison
Mayor of Athens-Clarke County
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