Michael Owens (Georgia)
|U.S. House, Georgia, District 13|
|Bachelor's||North Carolina A&T State University|
|Master's||Georgia Institute of Technology|
|Other||California InterContinental University|
|Service/branch||United States Marine Corps|
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.
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.
Owens currently works as the senior program manager for the State/Local Government and HigherEd Solutions division for Cisco Systems.
Owens listed the following issues on his campaign website:
- 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."
- 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."
- 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."
- 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and health care they deserve when they return home, and by reallocating defense spending from costly, ineffective, and outdated weapons programs back to training and developing our service members."
|U.S. House, Georgia District 13 Democratic Primary, 2014|
|David Scott Incumbent||82.2%||29,486|
|Source: Georgia Secretary of State|
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|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|Year End||January 31, 2014||$0||$15,650||$(12,530)||$3,120|
|April Quarterly||April 15, 2014||$3,120||$18,680||$(25,221)||$-3,421|
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- Peach Pundit, "David Scott Gets a Primary Challenger," accessed January 13, 2014
- Associated Press, "Georgia Election Results," accessed May 20, 2014
- Michael Owens for Congress: "Biography," accessed March 17, 2014
- Information submitted through Ballotpedia's biographical submission form on March 10, 2014
- Michael Owens for Congress: "Michael's 7 Point Plan for Progress," accessed March 17, 2014
- Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed February 25, 2014
- Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed May 3, 2014