Raphael Warnock

Key Facts

Party Democrat
Status Incumbent

Background

Raphael Warnock was born in Savannah and raised in Kayton Homes. Warnock earned a bachelor’s in psychology from Morehouse College, and later a Master of Divinity, Master of Philosophy, and Doctor of Philosophy from Union Theological Seminary. In the past, he has worked as a pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. He is the first African American US Senator elected from Georgia and has earned multiple awards, such as being on the International Civil Rights Walk of Fame.

Key Issues

Abortion

Warnock is pro-choice, and believes that everyone deserves access to birth control and contraceptives.

Criminal Justice Reform

Warnock wants to reform the criminal justice system in order to lower the incarceration rate. He is in support of police conduct and funding reform.

Voting Rights

Warnock opposes SB 202 and the gerrymandering done in Georgia. He also wants to re-establish the Voting Rights Act.

Infrastructure

Warnock has a plan in place for improving Georgia’s infrastructure. This plan is: spending $1.3 billion on public transit, $100 million on broadband, $135 million on electric vehicle charging stations, and $8.9 billion on fixing highways.

Jobs

Warnock wants to make sure that all people have decent jobs, and wants to keep wages fair. He opposes Washington tax breaks. Warnock is dedicated to helping small businesses.

Immigration

Warnock believes in comprehensive immigration reform, especially of ICE, to keep families together.

Healthcare

Warnock wants to make sure all Americans have affordable health care. He believes in early Medicare buy-in. He wants to combat rising prescription medication prices by having the government work with pharmacies to help lower prices for the elderly.

Endorsements

League of Conservation Voters, Fair Fight Action, Voter Protection Project, NARAL, Planned Parenthood Action Fund

Sources

Warnock for Georgia

Ballotpedia

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