Mike Glanton

Mike Glanton

Mike Glanton has been a public servant/volunteer/leader for over thirty-five years. He is a United States Army Retired War Veteran and has worked as a Federal and State employee. He has spent significant time in over thirteen (13) countries and lived in eighteen (18) different cities around the world. Rep. Glanton began his political career serving with the Clayton County Democratic Party. He was elected to the State Committee for the Democratic Party of Georgia serving on the Voter Registration and Constituency Groups sub-committees. He is in his sixth term as a State Committee member.

He matriculated with Georgia Military College, Liberty University, Fayetteville State University, United States Army Logistics Management College and is a graduate of the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia and the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies for Health Policies Certification Program at Georgia State University. Rep. Glanton was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Religious Philosophy in Theology from Restoration Theological Seminary in July 2014.

He is the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions. Among his awards are the Federal Humanitarian Service Medal, the Kuwait Liberation Medal, and the Georgia Secretary Of State’s Outstanding Citizen Award. He is Clayton County Arc’s 2008 “Legislator of the Year”. He is the Clayton County Chamber of Commerce “Community Service Award” recipient for 2008, and was selected to the Georgia Chamber of Commerce 2009 “Honor Roll” and received a A+ ranking from the Georgia Chamber for the 2013 Legislative Session He also received a A+ rating from the Georgia Parents Alliance for his efforts in the field of Education. He is a charter member of the Lions Club International Jonesboro Branch.

He served as Chairman of the nine-member Clayton County Legislative Delegation from December 2009 through January 2011, and also served as its Secretary during the 2007-2008 legislative sessions. He served two consecutive terms in the Georgia House of Representatives before vacating his seat to run for the State Senate in 2010. He was re-elected to the Georgia House of Representatives in July 2012.

During his tenure in the House of Representatives, he introduced and passed significant revenue generating legislation for the Cities of Jonesboro, Forest Park, Riverdale and Morrow and Clayton County totaling over 1.5 Billion dollars in potential revenue and development. He has personally risen over $300,000 dollars in donations for local nonprofits. He is credited with passing Ethics Legislation (HB 1302/743) for the Clayton County School Board in efforts to regain the System’s Accreditation. He is a charter/founding member of Elite Scholars Academy Charter School , a 2012 Georgia School of Excellence and serves as Chairman of the Governance Board for the school. Rep. Glanton also served as the Chairman of the Clayton County Ethics Committee commissioned by the Board of Commissioners to rewrite the County Code of Ethics in 2008.

He is a 2012 nominee for the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia Leadership Award for Leadership Development Advocate of the Year. He is a licensed and ordained Minister and pastor’s New Life Christian Church in Jonesboro. He is a 2011 recipient of the Gospel Choice Awards “Oscar” for the Top Ten “Chosen” Pastors in Georgia.

Rep. Glanton serves as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) for a multi-million dollars International Recruitment Corporation, as well as the Owner/Managing Partner for VETTEK Solutions, Inc., Information Technology Corporation. Mr. Glanton was recognized in the fall 2011 edition of the Atlanta Business Journal as one of the 50 “Most Powerful” African Americans in Business in Georgia.

He represents Clayton County in the 75th District of Georgia. He serves on the prestigious Appropriations, Education, Public Safety and Homeland Security and Defense and Veterans Affairs House Committees. He also serves on the Appropriations Sub-Committee on K-12 Funding. He resides in Jonesboro with his lovely wife Pearla (Kauai, Hawaii). He is the proud father of five adult children and grandfather of seventeen.

State House District 75
Communities of Jonesboro, Morrow, Lake Spivey, Flint River, Irongate, Mundy’s Mill, Lovejoy, Riverdale, & Point South.

Website: www.mikeglanton.com
Email: mikeglanton@mikeglanton.com
Phone: (678) 479-7730
District Office: 106 N. McDonough Street, Jonesboro, Georgia 30236
District Mailing Address: P.O. Box 216, Jonesboro, Georgia 30236

Constituents’ Contact: Pearla M. Glanton

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