“I know what it takes to move a community from destitute to prosperity.”— Hackwin Devoe, BOC District 1 candidate
M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary
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Hackwin Devoe, BOC District 1
Hackwin Devoe is a utilities customer operations billing manager and administrative operations manager for Dekalb County. He has been elected to the chair of his homeowner’s association.
If you have NOT held elected office, please list relevant volunteer, appointed, or work positions.
Vocational Bible School
What makes you the best candidate for this particular district?
I ask concerned about the people who live in our community. People should always come before politics and big business. I have over 21 years of experience as a public servant and I know what it takes to move a community from destitute to prosperity. And that involves an investment in the people of the community from the seniors, veterans and the youth.
What do you see as the strengths of your district?
The zeal [of] residents in this county. The people are our best resource.
How do you handle conflict/people who disagree with you?
I hear and listen to their position. I found that if people feel that they are being heard then dialogue can begin. With dialogue, communication is most effective—and we can find that commonality that unites us.
What one project would you like to accomplish in the next 4 years if elected?
Setting up shelters in which homeless children and their families have access to the basic needs to be successful such as food, internet access, clothing and human dignity.
Anything else people should know about you?
I am a family man, Christian, veteran and Minister of The Gospel of Jesus The Christ. It is the Biblical principles in which I live my life—I am my brother’s and sister’s keeper.
On the issues
Devoe ranked mixed-use zoning, job skills training, attracting high-tech jobs, mandatory trash pickup, walkability/pedestrian safety, sex trafficking, absentee landlords/house flippers, police interactions, street racers/flashmob car shows, and “child homelessness” as the most urgent issues facing Clayton County.