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Craig Newton

Married to wife Lynn for 35 years and has four adult children.

  • The Newton family has been a part of Gwinnett since the early 1900’s. Craig is a lifelong resident of Norcross.
  • Recently retired from MICROMERITICS Incorporated, a high tech analytical laboratory instrument manufacturer in Norcross.  Worked for over 33 years in multiple Management positions with over 30 employees reporting.
  • Certified Internal ISO 9001 Auditor.
  • Attended Gwinnett Tech, Lawrenceville, Georgia and received degree in Metrology from Central GA Technical Institute.   
  • Received Certificate of Distinction for 120 hours from the University of Georgia and The Harold Holtz Municipal Training Institute for Elected Officials.

                                                             ELECTED OFFICES

  • Has served 9 terms on the Norcross City Council.
  • Appointed as Mayor Pro Tem for the City of Norcross for 4 terms
  • Served as President of the Gwinnett Municipal Association, a coalition of Mayors, City Council members, City Managers, City Clerks and City Commissioners in Gwinnett   County.
  • Currently serving Gwinnett Transit Advisory Board Chairman 


  • Served on the Norcross Downtown Development Authority
  • Served on the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors 
  • Served on the Gwinnett County Special Local Options Sales Tax    Committee
  • Leadership Gwinnett Alumni,   

  • Awarded the Omega Psi Phi Beta Lambda, Lambda Chapter’s “Citizen of the Year”

  • Gwinnett 101 Leadership Alumni

  • Served as Gwinnett Neighborhood Leadership Instructor

  • Served as Board Member for the Norcross and Stripling Elementary Committees for School Improvement

  • Awarded “Man of the Year” Soaring Eagle Award by Hopewell Baptist 

  • Worked to create “Give Us Hope, Inc”, a nonprofit after school program for latchkey and at risk children. 

  • Has been quoted in the Atlanta Journal and Constitution, Gwinnett Post,   Gwinnet Forum and National Public Radio.


  • Member of Hopewell Baptist Church, Norcross Georgia
  • Served as Board Chairman, Treasurer, Trustee and as a ministry instructor
  • Member of the National Baptist Association 
  • Hosted a local TV 57 live broadcast.

Contact Us
Craig Newton 

65 Lawrenceville St.
Norcross, GA 30071

Ph: 678-421-2065
Fx: 770-242-0824

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.