Derek Mallow

Key Facts

Party Democrat
Status Challenger

Background

Mallow attended Asbury University, where he received his bachelor’s degree in leadership and ministry. He also received his master’s in public administration from Savannah State University [4]. 
Mallow is currently a Member of the Georgia House of Representatives, representing District 163. He assumed office in 2021 [1]. He is on the Economic Development & Tourism committee, the Retirement committee, and the State Planning & Community Affairs committee [2]. He also serves with the Boy Scouts of America, creating youth-focused programs throughout the district [4].

Key Issues

Healthcare

Mallow believes in universal access to affordable healthcare. He is working to expand Medicaid to cover more low income Georgians. He also believes in allocating more funding to mental healthcare [4].

Education

Mallow believes in increasing teacher’s salaries [4].

Incarceration

Recently, Mallow introduced HB 1542, eliminates the possibility of the death penalty or life without parole for inmates who were convicted as minors [6].

Economy

Mallow has introduced HB 979, which would provide a $60 income tax credit to lower income renters in Georgia [7].

Endorsements

Renew U.S.; Southeastern Carpenters; Georgia Equality; Fair Fight; Georgia Association of Educators; The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations; Georgia Working Families Party; Committee for a New Georgia [5]

Sources

1 Ballotpedia

2 Legislator Information

3 LinkedIn

4 Official Website

5 Official Facebook

6 House Press – Eliminating Death Penalty

7 House Press – Income Tax Credit