Leonard Gomez

Leonard Gomez

I was born in Texas and raised in Dallas. We were raised by loving parents on the great values and morals of respecting each other. It was about family and sticking together. I was the first in my family to graduate from school and the first to attend college. I am currently studying at Strayer University to finish up my Bachelor of Science degree.
I am married to Kelly. Kelly was not able to have kids, but we have three dogs which are like having kids. We have lived in Georgia since 2000. I have worked for corporate America for since 1985. I have always been involved with the community at large one way or another by volunteering with food drives, clothes drives, School drives, and fund raising for nonprofit companies in Atlanta and Coweta county.
I have served on several board of directors and have been involved for nonprofits companies in Dallas and Atlanta. When I worked at Georgia Power. I was involved with their Hispanic Board committee. I took part of starting up and chaired a Mentors program. I was Chair of the Outreach community program as a corporate sponsorship initiative. I was awarded and honored with the Georgia Power Spirit Award. I currently work at WellStar Health Systems hospital in La Grange, Ga., as an IT Analyst. I have a certification from the Georgia Economic Development Leadership Forum and other leadership program training from the University of Georgia – Carl Vincent Institution. Which is hosted by the Georgia Municipal Association.
My belief is that we need to always work hard and always have too, Stand up, Speak up, and Show up to voice our opinions. Especially when it comes to our constitution and freedom. That is why I will not back down from anyone in knowing I am standing up for the truth. I was always told from a few of my mentors that if I want to be successful in anything is to: find people who think better than you, that are smarter than you, and are quicker than you. Which of course as long as their beliefs coincide with my mine, God, Family and Country.

My passion lies in helping people who live in the rural undermined and underserved communities. That is one of the reasons I decided to run for city council when I was living in Grantville. I was the first elected Hispanic city council and selected as Mayor Pro-Tem from my peers. During my term as Mayor Pro-Tem, I made alot of major decisions on city policies that made a positive impact on our city, county, and State. I was responsible for cultivating and strengthening relationships between local and state government organizations, agencies, as well as civic advocacy groups to advance the cities, vision, mission. I also participated in discussion and meetings with my constituents and internal staff to promote governmental, political, and external affairs initiatives. The welfare and the people of the city were always a priority for me to make sure that I adopted the proper ordinances, resolutions, permits, policies, and regulations for health, safety future of the city of Grantville.
During my legislative responsibilities I built positive relations and collaborations with city, county, and State officials across Georgia and I have kept those relations for the long term. My term in office was a very and enlightened experience for me and it open up my eyes to see where I wanted to lay my roadmap for my future and my family.
In 2018 I decided to run for my district 132 for the Georgia State House Representative against Bob Trammell who was the Democratic Minority leader. I did not win, but I stood up and fought for my conservative ideas. Someday I will run again for a legislative seat at the National level. I think that we need more Hispanic to do their civic duties and be elected for office.
I am so honored to have joined the National Republican Hispanic Assembly and to be part of a great organization. I know that I have done the right thing by joining. Because I will be with other constituents who are fighting for our freedom, constitutional rights and Liberty. We have enjoyed this great free government for most of our lives and I want to make sure that the children in this country will have the same opportunities and believe that their dreams can come true. I want to leave the legacy behind knowing that I fought hard to make sure that others that followed will be free to have their dreams become real in America. I pray every day that they will do the same thing for freedom.
“Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world…would do this, it would change the world”. William Faulkner

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