Edwin Mendez is a former Youth Minister and a life-long resident of District 4. He is a son to Mexican immigrant parents and was born in Atlanta, GA. His parents have been exemplary role models as they have continuously worked for the American Dream. Mendez is a triplet and the youngest of 5 children. The 24-year old political candidate has always demonstrated the values of a strong work ethic and the desire to serve his community.
Mendez received his K-12 education from the Cobb County School District. He, then graduated in 2019 from Georgia State University with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science. While completing his undergraduate studies, Edwin served as a legislative intern in the House Judiciary Committee. In addition, Edwin worked closely with his community to help shape the multicultural youth of his home parish, St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, a place of worship for over 3000 families in Cobb county. Since 2014, Mendez has served in the Georgia National Guard.
As a Cobb County resident, Mendez has witnessed changes made in the district, but he doesn’t believe the advancements proportionally benefit all the residents in his district. He believes improvements should better all communities within District 4, regardless of gender, race, religion, immigration status, social class, and sexual orientation. Changes should be made to improve the livelihood of all District 4 residents, instead of, a small group in our community.
Edwin Mendez is running for County Commissioner because he wants to ensure all the voices of his constituents are heard, including, those who don’t believe have one. He grew up in District 4 and thoroughly understands the issues that deeply affect his community. His education, faith, and family values have prepared him to serve as an elected official. As your county commissioner, Edwin Mendez plans to bring equitable resources, unity, and justice for all.