Rep.-elect Lucy McBath (D-Ga.-06)

DATE OF BIRTH: June 1, 1960
RESIDENCE: Marietta, Ga.
OCCUPATION: Gun control advocate
EDUCATION: B.A., Virginia State University
FAMILY: Husband, Curtis

First-time candidate and gun control advocate Lucy McBath pulled off an upset, defeating Republican Rep. Karen HandelKaren Christine HandelJon Ossoff to challenge David Perdue after winning Georgia Democratic primary The Hill’s Campaign Report: Bad polling data is piling up for Trump Ossoff within reach of Democratic Senate nomination in Georgia, but counting continues MORE and capturing Georgia’s 6th District for Democrats.

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The district is in Democratic hands for the first time in nearly four decades.

McBath became a prominent gun control advocate after her son, Jordan Davis, was shot and killed in 2012 at the age of 17. She has served as the national spokeswoman and faith and outreach leader for Everytown for Gun Safety and for Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. She won the Chairman’s Award from the Georgia Democratic Party last year, and VH1 Television presented her with the “Mother of the Year 2016” award for her efforts. 

Before her career in advocacy, McBath worked as a flight attendant for Delta Air Lines for 30 years. She received a degree in political science from Virginia State University and interned for former Virginia Gov. Douglas Wilder (D).