Commissioner Todd Yates


Todd Yates


Commissioner Todd Yates was born in January of 1965 in Denton, North Carolina to Paul and Nina (Dean) Clayton Daniel Yates.  He is a fourth generation resident of Davidson County.  Commissioner Yates enjoys boating on High Rock Lake, camping, cooking, traveling and reading.  Commissioner Yates currently resides in the Holly Grove Community and attends Lexington Community Church.  He is a past member of the Denton Jaycees and has held a private pilot license.

Professional Experience

Commissioner Yates attended public school in Georgia, where his family has owned a road building business for the past forty years, Commissioner Yates moved back to Davidson County in 1982 and started his own grading and paving business that has been in operation for twenty-five years.  Commissioner Yates is owner and President of J.P. Yates Construction, Inc., and Yates Grading and Paving Co. Inc., providing grading, utilities and asphalt paving for primarily commercial and NCDOT projects. 

Commissioner Yates holds a General Contractor's License in North Carolina and South Carolina for commercial building, heavy highway and utilities.  Commissioner Yates also has developed several properties and has a small amount of commercial and residential rental properties.  

Board & Commission Membership

Commissioner Yates represents the Davidson County Board of Commissioners on the following Boards and Commissions:

  • Capital Facilities Committee
  • Communication System Committee
  • Davidson County Economic Development Commission
  • Davidson County Sewer Committee
  • I-85 Corporate Center Committee
  • Davidson County Integrated Solid Waste Advisory Board


Commissioner Yates was appointed by the Davidson County Republican Party in January 2019, to fulfill the remainder of Commissioner Steve Jarvis' term, his term expires in December 2020.