GA Senate Special Election: Raphael Warnock (D)
Reverend Raphael Warnock grew up in Kayton Homes public housing in Savannah. Reverend Warnock’s father was a veteran, a small businessman, and a preacher. He spent the week hauling old cars to the local steel yard, and on Sundays he preached at a local church.
Reverend Warnock’s mother grew up in Waycross, where she spent summers picking tobacco and cotton, and still lives in Savannah today.
When he enrolled at Morehouse College, Reverend Warnock didn’t know how he would pay the full tuition. With the help of low-interest student loans and Pell Grants Warnock graduated, earned a Ph.D., and was ordained into the ministry. Fifteen years ago, he was chosen to serve as senior pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, the former pulpit of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He was the youngest pastor selected to serve in that leadership role at the historic church.
As Senator, Reverend Warnock will focus on fighting for quality, affordable health care and to make sure every voice is heard.
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