Byron Gatewood is a U.S. Army officer, small business owner, loving husband and father and devoted Christian who worships at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church in East Cobb.
Byron enlisted in the National Guard as a college student in the wake of the September 11th attacks and was deployed to Afghanistan during what would have been his junior year. Upon returning, he graduated from Louisiana State University (LSU), and earned a commission on to active duty.
Byron served as an intelligence officer abroad and partnered with the Israel Defense Forces and our NATO allies in efforts to make the Middle East more secure for Americans and our allies.
After a decade on active duty, Byron attended Cornell University earning an MBA before settling in Georgia with his wife, Ashley. Byron owns and operates two small businesses that employ over two dozen Georgians. Like many small business owners, Byron was hit hard by the COVID-19 lockdowns but kept the lights on, and knows what Congress needs to do to get small businesses back on their feet and create good paying jobs for Peach State families.
Byron also gives back to his community as the managing director at a local nonprofit, where he works to create jobs and opportunities for adults on the autism spectrum.
Byron strongly believes in the promise that is America and will hold true to our founding ideals. As a Christian, he will always stand up for life and our values. As a conservative, he will work to oppose costly tax hikes and support a government that respects the rights of states, while defending our interests abroad.
Byron is a proven conservative who Georgians can trust to stand up for us and oppose Washington, D.C.’s assault on our values and encroachment into every aspect of our lives.