U.S. REPRESENTATIVE - GEORGIA DISTRICT 6
RACE SUMMARY: Defeated Republican incumbent Karen Handel
EDUCATION: Virginia State University (BA)
OCCUPATION: Gun Control Advocate
- Supports a two state solution
- Promises to be a strong voice in support of Israel in Congress
- Opposes defunding Planned Parenthood
- Supports full access to contraception and family planning services
In Her Own Words
"What we’ve begun to understand is that universal background checks for all gun sales is probably the No. 1 most common-sense way to be able to change the extremist culture that we’re living under."
"The United States needs to act as an honest peace broker in Israel and the Middle East at-large, and the White House’s actions to move unilaterally on major foreign policy decisions hurts our reputation and efforts to act as an arbiter in this immensely complicated issue."
She is a two time survivor of breast cancer.
Became the national spokesperson for Moms Demand Action after her son Jordan was shot and killed in 2012.
Her father was the former Illinois Branch president of the NAACP, and was very active in the civil rights movement.