Married to Allison Nathan Getz
Children: Lee Golias; Ann “Buffin” Golias; Jacob Getz
Mike Getz was raised in Port Arthur, Texas, and earned the rank of Eagle Scout at age 13. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1974 and Lamar University in 1978 with a bachelor’s degree in secondary education.
While attending Lamar University, Mr. Getz worked as a sports reporter for the Beaumont Enterprise. Upon graduation from Lamar University, he taught science for one year at Lumberton High School, and then took a job as a professional scouter with the Three Rivers Council, Boy Scouts of America.
Mr. Getz joined the U.S. Postal Service in 1982 and applied to law school in 1986. He worked his way through law school as a letter carrier and graduated from South Texas College of Law in 1989.
Mr. Getz has practiced law in Beaumont for 21 years, handling a broad variety of cases.
He is a former director of the Nederland Rotary Club, and has served on the boards of Beaumont Main Street; Young Audiences of Southeast Texas; Three Rivers Council, Boy Scouts of America; YMCA; and Temple Emanuel.