Former State Rep Caldwell Declares for Mayor of Woodstock

Disclosure: Michael Caldwell is one of my closest friends, so you the reader can keep that in mind. If someone else decides they want to run, I will post their release as well.



Caldwell Declares Candidacy for Mayor of Woodstock

WOODSTOCK, Georgia (February 3, 2021) – Business owner and former state legislator Michael Caldwell has declared his candidacy to become the next Mayor of Woodstock. He is running with the unanimous support of Mayor Henriques and all six current members of Woodstock’s City Council.

Michael Caldwell is a successful entrepreneur, business owner, and Woodstock’s former four-term member of the Georgia House of Representatives. Michael grew up in Woodstock and now he and his wife are raising a family of their own in the city. He also owns a software engineering firm in downtown Woodstock.

“Woodstock has seen incredible success, and our next Mayor will have the opportunity to make Woodstock the best city in America to live, work and play. We have a unique opportunity to build a city centered on great family quality of life and focused on entrepreneurial success,” Caldwell told supporters.

Caldwell owns Black Airplane, a full-stack digital product agency employing nearly 20 Georgians full-time in Woodstock. The award-winning company serves some of the largest brands in the world. As a proven technology leader in Georgia, Governor Brian Kemp appointed Caldwell to serve on the Board of Directors of the Georgia Technology Authority.

In 2012, Caldwell was elected the youngest state legislator in the United States and served Woodstock for eight years in Georgia’s House of Representatives. He earned the fifth most conservative voting record in the Georgia General Assembly while championing ethics reform, term limits, and economic freedom across Georgia.

Caldwell was on the founding team of the North Atlanta Venture Mentoring Service, the first MIT trained entrepreneurial mentoring service in Georgia aimed at helping new ventures increase their odds of success here in Cherokee County. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Cherokee County Historical Society and his wife Katie serves as the President of the Elm Street Cultural Arts Village Board of Directors.

Michael and Katie live in downtown Woodstock with their six-year-old son Oliver and two-year-old daughter Elizabeth, and they are members of Sojourn Woodstock. He graduated from Cherokee County Schools and from Kennesaw State University with his BBA in Finance in less than three years.

For more information or to schedule an interview with Michael Caldwell, please call (678)523-8570 or email Additional campaign updates and information will be available at in the coming months.


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