Marcus Wiedower

Representative Wiedower, District 121  (R)

2019 – present

Office: 612-G Coverdell
Cell: (706) 254-3251
Office: (404) 656-0325
Marcus’ Website

Appropriations — Chairman of Subcommittee
Higher Education
Intragovernmental Coordination
Motor Vehicles
Natural Resources & Environment
Technology and Infrastructure Innovation
Urban Affairs
Ways & Means

Signature Policies

Opposition to Tax Increases: During his 2018 campaign, Marcus Wiedower pledged to vote no on raising taxes. He hasn’t had that opportunity yet, because the only votes recently have been about lowering taxes, which he supported.

Local Control for Transportation Projects: Wiedower has argued for more local control over highway construction, saying that we shouldn’t be “a donor community to Atlanta transportation projects.”

Voting Record

Renter Protection Act: YES
Criminalize Protest: YES
Paid Parental Leave: YES
Require ICE Detainers: YES
Require Cash Bail: YES
Rush Vote Tallying: YES
School Vouchers: YES

Learn more about 2024 votes.

Expand TANF Benefits: YES
Lowering Drug Costs: YES
Renter Protection Act: YES
Limit Construction Moratoria: YES
Mental Healthcare Reform: YES
Impose Mandatory Minimums: YES
Require Cash Bail: YES
Oversee Prosecuting Attorneys: YES
Ban Gender-Affirming Treatment: YES
Private School Vouchers: YES

Learn more about 2023 votes.

ACC Homestead Exemption: YES
Mental Health Parity Act: YES
Ban “Divisive Concepts”: YES
Sex Discrimination Protection: YES
Complicate Voting: YES
Allow Permitless Carry: YES
Expand Postpartum Medicaid: YES

Learn more about 2022 votes.

COVID Immunity for Businesses: YES
Paid Parental Leave: YES
Ban Banning Natural Gas: YES
Ban the Defunding of Police: YES
Tax Airbnb and VRBO: YES
End the Citizen’s Arrest: YES
Expand Education Vouchers: YES
Restrict Absentee Voting: no vote in House
Allow Early End to Probation: YES
Criminalize Protest: no vote in House
Omnibus Voter Suppression: YES

Collect Internet Sales Tax: YES
Fight Hate Crimes: YES
Adopt Budget: YES
“Peace Officer’s Bill of Rights”: YES
License / Criminalize Hemp: YES
Stop Burning Creosote RR Ties: YES
Ban Surprise Medical Bills: YES
Get Tough on Gangs: YES
Postpartum Medicaid Coverage: YES
Raise Coal Ash Fee: YES
Expunge More Criminal Records: YES
Restrict Signature Bonds: YES
Learn more about 2020 votes.

Protect Confederate Monuments: YES
Require Schools Allow Recess: YES
Apply for Medicaid Waivers: YES
Takeover the Atlanta Airport: YES
Improve EMS Transparency: YES
Buy Voting Machines: YES
Rollback Bail Reform: (co-sponsor)
Protect Renters from Retaliation: YES
Impose Additional Penalties for Committing Hate Crimes: NO
Ban Abortion: YES
Learn more about 2019 votes.

Business Record

Wiedower is a real estate broker and developer who has run several businesses over the past two decades. A number of liens (amounting to roughly $35,000) have been placed upon his properties in the past for failure to pay property tax and other bills. Some of these properties were foreclosed on.

Election Results

2024 Republican Primary

Marcus Wiedower — 83.1%
John Grigsby — 16.9%

2022 General Election

Marcus Wiedower (R, incumbent) — 60.4%
Jeff Auerbach (D) — 39.6%

2020 General Election

Marcus Wiedower (R) – 54.9%
Jonathan Wallace (D) – 45.2%