Michael Owens

Key Facts

Party Democrat
Status Incumbent

Background

Michael Owens served 8 years as a marine. He then earned an undergraduate degree in computer and electronic technology from North Carolina A&T State university in 1992 and a D.B.A in business administration from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2006. Owens worked as a cybersecurity expert and has consulted for a number of large companies around the world including serving as the U.S Information Security Officer of Equifax. Following two Russian cyber attacks in 2017, Owens was selected to speak at the first Global Cybersecurity Summit in Kyiv.

Key Issues

Economy

Owens is in support of providing tax credits to small businesses in order to encourage local job growth.

Elections

Owens believes that we must develop state cybersecurity technology to guard against foreign interference in elections. He also advocates for increasing voter participation and accessibility.

Endorsements

Former Governor Roy Barnes, Georgia State Senator Micahel Rhett, Commissioner Gail Hambrick, Commissioner Kelley Robinson, Jessie Goree, Dee Haney, Tre Hutchens, Devetrion Caldwell, Rita  Fasina-Thomas, Mayor Sandra Vincent, Maor Anthony Ford, Carlos Greer, Councilman Devon Myrick, Councilwoman Valerie Anderson, Councilwoman Connie Alsobrook, Councilman Devlin Cleveland, Councilman Antonio Jones, Councilwoman LaKeisha Gantt, Councilwoman Yolanda Barber, Councilman Larry Curtis, Councilman Errol Mitchell, Councilman Alfred Dixson, Councilwoman Maryline Blackburn

Sources

ballotpedia

owensforgeorgia.com

Atlanta Journal Constitution