Morehouse Grad, Raphael Warnock, Becomes the First Black Senator to Be Elected From Georgia!
Posted By: Kennedy Williams on January 06, 2021 |
It looks like it’s official family. Raphael Warnock has been projected to win his Senate run-off race and is headed to D.C. to represent the state of Georgia in the U.S Senate! This historical election makes him the first Black senator to be elected in Georgia.
Warnock grew up in a housing project in Savannah, Georgia as the 11th of 12 children. Inspired by the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Warnock went on to attend Morehouse College and earned a degree in Psychology. After serving as a reverend at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Dr. King’s former church, for 15 years, Warnock made the decision to run for U.S. Senate in January 2020.
Raphael’s road to the Senate was not an easy one.
After campaigning through a global pandemic in 2020, November’s election season did not end in a victory for Warnock. Because he was not able to secure at least 51% of the vote against opponents Kelly Loeffler and Doug Collins, Warnock was forced to battle it out with Loeffler in an additional run-off election.
Now that Warnock has been projected to win, the race between Jon Ossoff and David Perdue will determine which party controls the U.S. Senate. If Ossoff wins as well, both Democrats and Republicans will have 50 Senate seats, but the soon-to-be Democratic Vice President (and Howard grad) Kamala Harris will serve as the tie-breaking vote.
We send a huge congratulations to Raphael Warnock and can’t wait to see all of the work he will do for the state of Georgia. Once again, an HBCU grad has made history!
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Wednesday, January 6th 2021 at 10:46PM
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