Democrat for State House 46

Micheal Garza

Like many of you, I’m unhappy with the actions of our state politicians. Many seem to be consumed with divisive topics like banning books, ridiculing diversity, and restricting voter access. The people of our district deserve a representative who is focused on the real issues Georgians face. Please join me in changing the direction of our state government.

Father. Husband. Small-Business Owner

Meet Micheal

Family is at the center of who I am as a person and the backbone of every decision I’ll make as a public servant. My wife Samantha and I have been together for over two decades. We met at her best friend’s wedding and have since enjoyed a life of laughter, shared pain, fun road trips traveling the southeast, and now being parents to an incredible five-year-old.

Emma is just like her mom – smart, independent, and funny. We spend our time together on treasure hunts in the house, making up stories about animal adventures, listening to Elvis Presley and Jimi Hendrix, going to the park on weekends, reading children’s books, and watching Wild Kratts.

Micheal in a park with his wife and daughter
Micheal in a park with his wife and daughter

Father. Husband. Small-Business Owner

Meet Micheal

Family is at the center of who I am as a person and the backbone of every decision I’ll make as a public servant. My wife Samantha and I have been together for over two decades. We met at her best friend’s wedding and have since enjoyed a life of laughter, shared pain, fun road trips traveling the southeast, and now being parents to an incredible five-year-old.

Emma is just like her mom – smart, independent, and funny. We spend our time together on treasure hunts in the house, making up stories about animal adventures, listening to Elvis Presley and Jimi Hendrix, going to the park on weekends, reading children’s books, and watching Wild Kratts.

Micheal walking hand in hand with wife and daughter across a bridge

In my professional life, I’m a small-business owner with a background in telecommunications. For over a decade, I worked for EarthLink, starting from the ground up answering support calls from customers to eventually having P&L responsibility for the business web hosting and internet division of the company.

In 2009, I started my own web development firm after the Great Recession made finding employment impossible. In this role, I have a unique viewpoint in both being an owner of a small business and facilitating the development of other small businesses by creating their online presences.

Our family attends Transfiguration Catholic church in Marietta. My wife and I have been active in the Marriage Encounter ministry for the last eight years, recently serving as leaders of the Marietta/Woodstock chapter.

On The Issues

Investing in Georgians

Every policy position I hold centers around empowering people to have a fair shot at enjoying a high quality of life for themselves and their families. As public servants, we do that by supporting policies that make it easier for people to find a good job at a living wage, to access our healthcare system without going into debt, to find affordable housing and build equity for the future, and by making it possible for our children to be able to get a quality public education regardless of zip code. We do that by affirming a commitment to invest in our state’s greatest assets – our people.

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Support for Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses

Georgia ranks almost dead last nationwide when it comes to the success of small businesses in the first year. We have to view the health of our small business community as vital to powering our state economy, sustaining investment in our schools and communities, and revitalizing areas long ignored.

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Quality Equitable Public Education For Our Kids

Rather than demonize teachers and our public schools, we should be committed to providing educators with the tools and resources they need to provide a world-class education to our children. This means more school counselors, smaller class sizes, and increasing teacher retention rates especially in vulnerable districts.

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Communities Safe From Gun Violence & Crime

2021 was one of the deadliest years in recent history, and it coincides with the rise in unsecured guns in the state. I support common-sense initiatives proven to reduce gun violence in our communities, like universal background checks, safe gun storage awareness, extreme risk laws, and sensible waiting periods on purchases.

Micheal Garza

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