A native North Georgian, Clayton and his wife Kate live in Lookout Mountain with their two young children. He’s a devout Christian, and a lifelong member of the Episcopal Church.
Clayton Fuller will bring a wide breadth of experience and accomplishment to Congress. In 2018, President Donald Trump appointed Clayton as a White House Fellow, the most selective and prestigious leadership programs in the United States. As a White House Fellow, Clayton worked in the Office of the Vice President, assisting Second Lady Karen Pence and the Vice President’s Domestic Policy Advisor with their response to the opioid crisis, and for the Department of Defense where he worked in special operations oversight of worldwide counter-terrorism operations.
After finishing the White House Fellows program in August 2019, Clayton and his wife Kate founded Atticus Impact Investing, a strategic investment firm focused on revolutionizing the economies of Appalachian small towns. In founding Atticus, the Fullers chose to focus their efforts on the renewal of communities important to their family’s future and so many others in the region.
Prior to the White House Fellowship, Clayton served as an Assistant District Attorney for Georgia’s Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit, where he prosecuted some of the circuit’s toughest violent and sexual crimes. He secured convictions in numerous cases, including rape, child molestation, and armed robbery. In one rape case, he secured a conviction for a perpetrator who had been victimizing women in the North Georgia community for three decades and had avoided being brought to justice in other courtrooms.
Clayton also served in the United States Air Force as a Judge Advocate General (JAG) officer. While on active duty, Captain Fuller was diagnosed with cancer, and his personal victory over cancer required a thirteen-hour surgery and a two-week ICU stay at Walter Reed. Upon completing his active duty service in the Air Force, Clayton joined the Air National Guard, where he serves at the rank of Major, and continues to advise commanders on providing the nation with superior F-16 capabilities.
“I’m looking forward to traveling around our district and putting myself forward to my neighbors as a candidate for Congress. I love North Georgia. It’s where my forefathers are buried, dating back to the American Revolution. It’s where I grew up. It’s where my wife and I are raising our family. As a conservative Republican, I’ll help President Trump stop illegal immigration, defend our 2nd Amendment rights, combat the opioid and methamphetamine epidemics, and protect the unborn. Most importantly, I want to make sure our communities have a fighter in Congress. Rural areas of our district need someone representing them who understands their problems—and will fight for 21st Century jobs and for better healthcare. The veterans in the district need an advocate who understands the disorienting challenges that come with taking off your country’s uniform, and who has actually suffered through the VA’s phone tree system. As a national security expert with a decade of experience, I will ensure that the heroic men and women of our military have the resources necessary to defeat our enemies. My career as a military officer, prosecutor, and entrepreneur was spent fighting for the people and communities that I love, and that’s what I’ll continue to do in Washington.”