Paul Walton for Congress
I would like to introduce you to Mr. Paul Walton Mayor of the City of Hull. He was born in Los Angeles California in 1967 and moved to Georgia in 1996. He has attended Los Angeles Community College to study Psychology and attended Athens Technical College to study Business Management. He is married to Marilyn Walton; wife of 19 years with five sons between them in which two of them currently serve in the United States Military. One in the Airforce and one in the Army. Paul Walton has worked as a blue-collar worker throughout his labor career but found that his biggest passion is community service.
He and his family moved to the City of Hull in Northeast Georgia, a predominantly white community to be in a more rural town. While living there he saw things that he was displeased with and had to get involved. He was elected in 2007 as the first African American in the city of Hull and served two years. He then took a break to focus on his children’s teenage years of development. During that time, he still was involved in the community by heading a youth development organization known as the Knights of Pythagoras in which he was awarded the Community Service Award from the Athens Black History Bowl in 2013. Paul was also chosen by the Prince Hall Masons to be Chairman of Community Service and Education and was awarded by the Masons for both endeavors in 2011.
In 2018 Paul Walton was elected as Hull City Councilman and was elected Mayor in 2019. Through the Georgia Municipal Association, he has accumulated over 159 hours of government training in which he earned the Certificate of Recognition and a certificate of Achievement. He recently completed the Robert E. Knox, Jr. Municipal Leadership Institute where he earned a Certificate of Excellence.
“Many of my supporters and constituents pay great attention to our national issues also such as Medicaid Expansion, Climate Change, Qualified Immunity Ended, Voting Rights, Human Trafficking and Fiscal Responsibility among others.”
During his Mayorship, he has been asked twice to serve in 2021 and 2022 on the Georgia Municipal Association Advisory Membership Council Board. Mayor Paul Walton was recently asked to serve on the Northeast Georgia Regional Commission`s Counsel as the Municipal Representative of Madison County which oversees the Northeast Georgia’s Regional Commission.
- Mayor of Hull, GA – Present
- Georgia Municipal Association 2nd Vice President of District Officers – 2022
- Georgia Municipal Association Advisory Membership Council Board – Present
- Northeast Georgia Regional Commission’s Counsel – Present
- Robert E.Knox, Jr. Municipal Leadership Institute – Graduated 2021
- Hull City Councilman – 2018
- Community Service Award, Athens Black History Bowl – 2013
- Chairman of Community Service and Education, Prince Hall Masons – 2011
- First Black Councilmember of Hull, GA – 2008