Platform Objectives

  • Access to quality and affordable healthcare.

    ↳   All citizens deserve access to quality healthcare. Derek is working to expand Medicaid coverage in order to benefit more low income Georgians. He is also committed to acquiring additional funding and resources for mental healthcare.

  •  Quality education for all students. 

    ↳   Education is the key to Georgia’s continued economic growth.  Good schools and an educated workforce will bring new jobs to our state, ensuring a healthy economy. Derek wants to increase teacher’s salaries to make them the highest paid in the country and create incentives to keep them in the classrooms.

  • Affordable housing.

    ↳   Families, especially our senior citizens and veterans, are in need of more housing that is affordable and available. Derek is also working toward solutions where medical debt does not prevent potential homeowners from purchasing a home.

  • A juvenile justice system reform.

    ↳   Derek aims to reduce the number of youth in detention centers by shifting the focus from punishment to rehabilitation and prevention. This also has the potential to decrease the number of re-offenders.

Rep. Derek Mallow reading to a group of young school children.
Rep. Derek Mallow is investing in the future. He is aware of the value of education and feels honored to participate by reading to school children.

    Community Involvement

  • Currently serving as State Representative for House District 163.
  • Member & Executive Minister, First Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church
  • 15 years experience serving Boy Scouts of America with dedication to issues facing our youth.
  • Establishment of programs for public housing communities.
  • History of advocacy for workforce development to create opportunities for our youth.
  • Member of Alpha Phi Omega, a national service fraternity, Mt. Moriah Lodge #15, 100 Black Men of Savannah and Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc.