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About Mesha Mainor
State Representative Mesha Mainor is woman of faith, mother of two, devoted community leader, and a proven public servant who puts people over politics.
Mesha was born and raised in the heart of Atlanta, and thanks to her mother’s tenacity – and willingness to bends the rules – graduated from Mays High School. Mainor went on to earn her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Howard University and is currently working on her doctorate in business administration from Northcentral University.
Before serving in public office, Rep. Mainor worked for Georgia Congressman John Lewis, the U.S. Agency for International Development Office of Global Health, and former U.S. Assistant Surgeon General, Dr. Helene Gayle at the Centers for Disease Control.
Mainor became a licensed physical therapist and founded an award-winning immersion language school to teach children how to be citizens of the world, not just of their neighborhoods. She also trademarked the Junior Business League, a program showing children how to thrive outside the classroom through entrepreneurship, financial literacy, and civic engagement.
State Representative Mesha Mainor was first elected to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2020, and currently represents the citizens of House District 56 in the heart of Atlanta, including Midtown, Georgia Tech, the Atlanta University Center Consortium, Atlanta’s historic Westside, Atlantic Station and Piedmont Park. Mainor serves on the Education, Governmental Affairs, Regulated Industries, and State Planning & Community Affairs Committees.
In 2023, Representative Mainor made history by becoming the first Black woman to serve in the Georgia General Assembly as a Republican when she left the Democratic Party over her support of school choice, law and order, and the protection of conservative, Georgia values.
Mainor is the mother of two daughters, Alexis and Chloe. The family attends an historic church on Atlanta’s Westside.