John Kennedy

Key Facts

Party Republican
Status Incumbent

Background

John Kennedy earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and a law degree from Mercer University. He has served as District 18’s State Senator since 2015 and was elected as Caucus Chairman for the Senate majority for his second term [2]. Kennedy takes part in five committees, working as Vice-Chairman of the Banking and Financial Services Committee and Secretary of the Regulated Industries and Utilities Committee. He is also a member of the subcommittee on Judiciary Group B and the subcommittee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety. Kennedy is also the Chair of the Judicial Committee and of the Reapportionment and Redistricting Committee [4].
Kennedy practices law at James-Bates-Brannan-Groover, LLP, while serving on the Executive Board of Directors for the Central Georgia Council and Boy Scouts of America [1] [5].

Key Issues

Reproductive Rights

Kennedy is pro-life and has voted to limit accessibility to abortion-inducing drugs [1].

Gun Policy

Kennedy is against gun control [3].

Education

Kennedy believes in preventing critical race theory and other “divisive” ideologies from entering the classroom [3].

Economy

Kennedy supports lowering taxes, in addition to funneling investment into infrastructure and education. He supports the suspending of the state gas tax [3].

Elections

Kennedy has voted for several voting restriction laws, such as limiting absentee voting to seniors [4].

Endorsements

National Rifle Association [4]

Sources

1 Georgia State Senate

2 Ballotpedia

3 Campaign Website 

4 VoteSmart 

5 LinkedIn