Michael (Mike) E. Glanton, Sr. (D-075)

State Representative Michael Glanton

Michael (Mike) E. Glanton, Sr. (D-075)
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Capitol: 404.657.1803
FAX: 404.656.5644
District: 678.479.7730
Representative
Georgia House of Representatives
Room 408-D Coverdell Legislative Office Building 18 Capitol Square, SW
Atlanta, GA 30334
PO Box 216
Jonesboro, GA 30236
Residence:Jonesboro, GA

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Bio

State Representative Dr. Mike Glanton, Sr. is an entrepreneurial visionary and creative individual with a proven track record for getting things done. 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. He is a founding/charter member Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at GMC and life-long member of the "Golden Key" Society. Rep. Glanton has a Doctorate of Religious Philosophy in Theology from Restoration Theological Seminary. And is a graduate of the Center for Advance Leadership (CALS) facilitated at the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute at the University of Arkansas. Representative Mike Glanton is a Toll Fellow and graduate of the Council of State Governments Henry Toll Fellow Program held at the University of Kentucky. He is a Kentucky Colonel commissioned by Kentucky Governor Honorable Matthew G. Bevin. He serves on the prestigious Appropriations, Education, Public Safety and Homeland Security, Defense & Veterans Affairs House Committees, as well as being appointed by the Governor to serve on the Joint House-Senate Committee on MARTOC (Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Oversight Committee), and the Governor's "Blue Ribbon" Education Reform Commission. He also serves as Vice-Chairman of the Appropriations Sub-Committee on K-12 Funding and Education Sub-Committee on Academic Support as well as on the Metropolitan-Atlanta Regional Transit Solutions Committee. He was appointed by the Speaker of the Georgia House Legislation of Representatives to serve on the Georgia House Study Committee on Military Installations and the Military Affairs and Strom Water Utilities. He was recently appointed as Chairman of the MARTOC Sub-Committee on Information Technology and Security. He also serves on the Council of State Governments'-Southern Legislative Conference Education Committee and the National Council of State Legislators on the Causes & Consequences of Youth Homelessness. He is a member of the Georgia Charter Schools Commission's Charter Schools Petition Review Panel. Glanton's community involvement includes actively working with school committees, councils and boards, the Clayton County Grassroots Leadership Institute, the Clayton County System of Care (CCSOC) and Clayton County Economic Development initiatives. He serves as host of several major community events including the Southside Music Festival, East Clayton County Community Day Festival, Annual Business2Business Bowling Tournament, International Cultural Celebration and Director of the Clayton County National Day of Prayer Annual Fellowship Breakfast. Rep. Glanton is a licensed and ordained minister and founded New Life Christian Church in Jonesboro, Georgia. He is the President of the Clayton County Ministers' Conference and co-founder of the Coalition of Clayton County Clergy. He is a United States Army Retired Paratrooper (Airborne) and War Veteran. Rep. Glanton is a recipient of 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; was selected to the Georgia Chamber of Commerce 2009 "Honor Roll; received an A+ ranking from the Georgia Chamber for the 2013 Legislative Session, and also received an A+ rating from the Georgia Parents Alliance for his efforts in the field of Education. Glanton is a charter member of the Lions Club International, (Clayton County) Jonesboro Chapter. 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 currently holds the Vice-Chairman position on the Delegation. He was first elected to the Georgia House of Representatives in July 2006. 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 four hundred thousand ($400,000) dollars in donations for local nonprofits. And annually donates over two-hundred (200) winter coats and five (5) one thousand ($1000) dollars scholarships to deserving students in Clayton County Public Schools. He currently has a scholarship Program to award over thirty thousand ($30,000) dollars in one thousand ($1000) dollar scholarships to deserving students in Clayton County, Fulton County and Atlanta Public Schools Systems for 2019 and Clayton State University. 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 resides in Jonesboro with his lovely wife Pearla (Kauai, Hawaii). He is the proud father of five adult children, grandfather of eighteen and great grandfather to twins.

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 2012    Next Election: 2020
Spouse: Pearla M.   
Counties Representing
Clayton