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Why I want to run for Mayor....

My name is Donya Sartor and I am running to become the next Mayor of Jonesboro. I made this decision after extensive thought, prayer and conversations with family, friends and residents of Jonesboro. I am running because I have the experience and passion to create continued progress in the city of Jonesboro for everyone. My vision will promote strategic progress while being intentional about preserving the small town charm that we know and love about Jonesboro.


A safe & clean community is my top priority. Everyone wants to live, play, work, and visit a safe and beautiful environment. My goal will be to work closely with all agencies and organizations to create an inclusive and clean community where people feel physically, socially, and psychologically safe.


The citizens of Jonesboro deserve a leader that is honest and trustworthy. I am committed to creating a government that values transparency and accountability.


I will push back against developers that are more concerned about their profit than the residents of the City of Jonesboro and safeguard smart developments that provide diversified housing, dining, and entertainment options that honor and respect Jonesboro’s diversity and quality of life. 

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All About Donya

Dr. Donya L. Sartor is a Georgia native that has lived in the City of Jonesboro for over 20 years. Dr. Sartor is currently serving as Councilwoman for the City of Jonesboro.  She has worked in the field of education for over 25 years. A graduate of Lakeshore High School in College Park, Georgia, she has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Emory University, a Master of Arts degree from Clark Atlanta University, and a Doctoral degree in Education from Georgia State University

Councilwoman Sartor is very passionate about serving her community and has started several initiatives to serve her constituents. Some of her initiatives include an annual school supply giveaway, the Adopt-A- Senior Citizen for the Holidays program in collaboration with the Jonesboro Police Department and hosting Jonesboro’s first Juneteenth celebration. Councilwoman Sartor also works tirelessly with other community organizations such as the Atlanta Food Bank, Clayton County Board of Health and Clayton County Public Schools to provide services such as food distribution, vaccines, and housing assistance. In January of 2022, she was awarded the  Carl G. Rhodenizer Community Service Award from the Clayton County Chamber of Commerce for her outstanding service to her community. 

Dr. Sartor is a Board Member for Arts Clayton and Bridge of Light, Inc. She was selected as part of the 2021 Class of Leadership Clayton through the Clayton County Chamber of Commerce and currently serves as an Ambassador for the Clayton County Chamber of Commerce. Most recently she was named to the Georgia Municipal Association’s Equity and Inclusion Council.  She also finds time to be active in her sorority, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated and the Atlanta Southern Crescent Rotary Club.

Councilwoman Sartor is committed to making sure all people have fair and equal representation and she welcomes input from all of her constituents. She is looking forward to the continued progress and economic development of Jonesboro and working with the citizens, various organizations and businesses within the city. 

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, gardening, and playing golf. 

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