Michael Owens (Georgia)

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Michael Owens
Michael Owens.jpg
Candidate for
U.S. House, Georgia, District 13
Bachelor'sNorth Carolina A&T State University
Master'sGeorgia Institute of Technology
OtherCalifornia InterContinental University
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Marine Corps
Campaign website
Michael Owens was a 2014 Democratic candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 13th Congressional District of Georgia.[1] Owens was defeated by incumbent David Scott in the Democratic primary on May 20, 2014.[2]


Owens grew up in Robbins, North Carolina. Following high school, he joined the United States Marine Corps and served in the Persian Gulf War Conflict.[3]

In 1997, he graduated from North Carolina A&T State University with a B.S. in computer/electronics engineering. In 2004, he earned his Executive M.B.A. in management of technology from Georgia Institute of Technology. He went on to earn his D.B.A. in global business and leadership from California InterContinental University in 2011. Additionally, he was selected to participate Harvard University's Emerging Leaders Program in 2012.[4]

Owens currently works as the senior program manager for the State/Local Government and HigherEd Solutions division for Cisco Systems.[3]


Campaign themes


Owens listed the following issues on his campaign website:[5]

  • Technology
Excerpt: "Government has long lagged behind the private sector when it comes to utilizing technology to enhance service offerings. We have to redefine the future of our country within the Information Age to ensure we remain the technological leaders of the world."
  • Jobs
Excerpt: "Create Jobs Now by giving tax credits to companies that bring jobs and earnings back to the United States. As a Congressman, I would support our main drivers of economic growth and employment, small businesses, by providing tax credits to encourage the hiring of more workers."
  • Education
Excerpt: "Prepare our Children to Compete in the Global Economy by incorporating technology and foreign language classes into the standard curriculum from grades K-12...Make Higher Education More Accessible by reinvesting in our universities and by allowing students to reduce educational debt through service-oriented careers after graduation."
  • Veterans
Excerpt: "Honor the Courage and Sacrifice of our Veterans and Military Families by providing them the job opportunities and health care they deserve when they return home, and by reallocating defense spending from costly, ineffective, and outdated weapons programs back to training and developing our service members."



See also: Georgia's 13th Congressional District elections, 2014

Owens ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Georgia's 13th District.[1] Owens was defeated by incumbent David Scott in the Democratic primary on May 20, 2014.[2]

U.S. House, Georgia District 13 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Scott Incumbent 82.2% 29,486
Michael Owens 17.8% 6,367
Total Votes 35,853
Source: Georgia Secretary of State

Campaign donors


Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Owens' reports.

Michael Owens (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
Year End[6]January 31, 2014$0$15,650$(12,530)$3,120
April Quarterly[7]April 15, 2014$3,120$18,680$(25,221)$-3,421
Running totals

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