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Raphael G. WarnockDEMDemocrat United States Senator
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Raphael Gamaliel Warnock (RAH-fee-el WOR-nok; born July 23, 1969) is an American Baptist pastor and politician serving as the junior United States senator from Georgia since 2021. A member of the Democratic Party, Warnock has been the senior pastor of Atlanta's Ebenezer Baptist Church since 2005.Warnock was the senior pastor of Douglas Memorial Community Church from 2001 to 2005. He came to prominence in Georgia politics as a leading activist in the campaign to expand Medicaid in the state under the Affordable Care Act. On January 30, 2020, he announced his candidacy in Georgia's 2020 United States Senate special election, seeking to unseat incumbent Republican Kelly Loeffler. No candidate received a majority of the vote on election day, so Warnock faced Loeffler again in a January 5, 2021, runoff election, which he won by more than 93,000 votes. With Warnock's win and Jon Ossoff's victory in the concurrent regularly scheduled election, Democrats won control of the Senate for the first time since 2015.Warnock and Ossoff are the first Democrats elected to the U.S. Senate from Georgia since Zell Miller in 2000. Warnock is the first African American to represent Georgia in the Senate, and the first Black Democrat elected to the Senate from a Southern state. He was reelected to a full term in 2022, defeating Republican nominee Herschel Walker.

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Education5 - 5 of 3
Morehouse College
BA Psychology
Union Theological Seminary
Union Theological Seminary
PhD Systematic Theology
Past Positions1 - 5 of 5
United States Senate, Georgia
2021 - Current
Senior Pastor
Ebenezer Baptist Church
2005 - Current
Former Intern
Sixth Avenue Baptist Church of Birmingham, Alabama
Former Senior Pastor
Douglas Memorial Community Church of Baltimore
Former Youth Pastor
Abyssinian Baptist Church of New York City
Other Experience1 - 10 of 10
Lifetime Member
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated
Martin Luther King, Junior Board of Preachers
100 Black Men of Atlanta, Incorporated
New Georgia Project
2017 - 2020
Leadership Atlanta
Summer Leadership Institute of Harvard University
Greater Baltimore Committee Leadership Program
National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS
Former Member
Subcommittee on Space and Science