Nan Orrock

Key Facts

Party Democrat
Status Incumbent


Orrock earned a B.A. in English from the University of Virginia. She worked as a legal secretary for Emory Legal Aid, executive director for the Fund for Southern Communities Foundation, and program director for Women’s Action for New Directions [3]. Orrock founded both the Georgia Legislative Women’s Caucus and the Working Families Agenda Caucus. She was the Vice-Chair of the House Democratic Caucus and the former Majority Whip, the first woman to ever hold this role. Orrock won the 2008 Legislative Leadership Award from the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities [1].

Key Issues


Orrock supports implementation of a 30 minute recess for all students grades K-8. She also supports banning firearm carry in educational buildings. She also supports putting tuition and fee caps for the University System of Georgia [2].


Orrock has fought for expansion of Medicaid and to decrease maternal mortality rate by providing a full year of Medicaid coverage for postpartum women. She secured prescription equity for birth control [1].


Orrock stands for clean air, water, and environmental justice [1].

Civil Rights

Orrock has supported civil rights movements, launching the Women’s Legislative Caucus and the Working Families Legislative Caucus. She also joined the GA Legislative Black Caucus, worked for the SNCC, and led a community civil rights project in Virginia’s Black Belt counties [1].


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