Raphael Warnock

U.S. SENATOR REV. RAPHAEL WARNOCK

D - GEORGIA

 

RACE SUMMARY:  Raphael Warnock defeated GOP Sen. Kelly Loeffler in a runoff election that was critical to controlling the Senate. To read Reverend Warnock's position paper on Israel, please click here.

VOTING RECORD: 

 

BIOGRAPHY POLITICAL CAREER

Party: Democrat

Born: 7/23/1969

Education: Morehouse College (BA), Union Theological Seminary (MDiv, MPhil, PhD)

Occupation: Pastor 

Family: 2 children 

Religion:  Baptist 

 
POLITICAL CAREER:
  • U.S. Senator, Georgia, 2021
  • Candidate for U.S. Senate, Georgia, 2020
COMMITTEES:
  • Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
  • Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
  • Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
  • Joint Economic Committee
  • Special Committee on Aging

ELECTED: 2021

 

ISRAEL


  • Committed to a U.S - Israel relationship 
  • Supports an agreement that will prevent a nuclear-capable Iran 
  • Supports a two-state solution and opposes BDS 

To read Reverend Warnock's position paper on Israel, please click here.

CHOICE


  • Endorsed by NARAL and Planned Parenthood 
  • Will support judicial nominees who will uphold Roe v. Wade 
  • Opposes any attacks on Planned Parenthood and protect its federal funding 
  • Supports the ACA's preventive care protections for access to women's reproductive health services 

 

 

In His Own Words


"Health care is a human right and something that the richest nation in the world provides for its citizens. And for me, reproductive justice is consistent with my commitment to that. I believe unequivocally in a woman’s right to choose."  1

SOURCES: (1) Christian Post

 

Interesting Facts


He has been the senior pastor at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atltanta, which is Martin Luther King Jr.'s former congregation. 

He gave the benediction during the public prayer service at Barack Obama's second inauguration. 

He was arrested in 2014 during a peaceful protest against the GOP's decision not to expain Medicaid under the ACA.