Jonathan Hunt is the son of Rev. Harvey L. Hunt and Ms. Thelma Hill Hunt. Jonathan and his wife, Ashanti Trent Hunt, have lived in Cobb County for over 14 years with their son. His family so loved Cobb County that they relocated his parents and his in-laws to District 4 over a decade ago. His parents modeled the values and virtues of servant leadership that has inspired Jonathan throughout his life. While our county has experienced tremendous growth, Jonathan believes we need to more aggressively plan for future growth and invest in sustainable and enriched infrastructure that allows its residences to live, work, play and age gracefully in place.
Jonathan attended Hampton University and matriculated with Bachelor of Science Degree in Building Construction Management & Technology. While at Hampton, Jonathan was a member of the Hampton University Football Team. Jonathan received numerous awards and recognitions while at Hampton, including, being a member of the Coca-Cola Academic All-American, All-Conference and All-District Academic and Athletic Teams. Most importantly, Hampton University instilled Jonathan with the values that one must carry out one’s work with integrity, respect, dignity and responsibility. Jonathan will bring each of these values with him as he serves District 4.
Jonathan earned his Juris Doctor degree and a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Case Western Reserve University Schools of Law and Management. While at Case Western, Jonathan was named the first Baker & Hostetler Paul D. White Scholar and was the recipient of the Case Western Martin Luther King, Jr. Award. Education can help pave the way to a better future, Jonathan wants to strengthen the partnership between the County and its public schools and institutions of higher education fostering more adult-education, training and vocational programs.
Jonathan is proud to serve as Senior Director of Corporate Law for the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA). His practice focuses on a broad range of matters involving corporate, intergovernmental, public finance, procurement, real estate, development, construction and regulatory matters. Prior to joining MARTA, Jonathan served as the represented, among other concerns, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and numerous major regional initiatives. Additionally, Jonathan practiced law for six years with Dentons US, LLP in Atlanta, Georgia. His private practice focused on a broad range of matters involving finance, real estate development and corporate transactions. In addition to his practice, Jonathan regularly provides pro bono legal advice to a variety of nonprofit organizations.
Before Dentons, Jonathan was in-house counsel for Limited Brands, Inc. where he served as primary counsel for Victoria’s Secret. He advised senior and executive management regarding issues related to the company’s real estate, retail-roll out strategy, brand marketing initiatives, community outreach efforts and compliance issues. Jonathan started his legal career as an associate with Baker & Hostetler LLP. His 19-year legal career and 10 years of public service in the Metro-Atlanta Region have armed him with the skills necessary to serve Cobb County as Commissioner of District 4.
A proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Jonathan enjoys engaging with Quality Care for Children, Inc., Metro-Atlanta United Way, and serving in his own neighborhood among other community efforts. Jonathan and his family attend Elizabeth Baptist Church in Smyrna and Atlanta.