Carolyn Bourdeaux

Career:U.S. House of Representatives, 2021-2023
Education:B.A., Yale University
M.P.A., University of Southern California
Ph.D., Syracuse University

Carolyn Bourdeaux served as the U.S. representative for Georgia's 7th Congressional District from 2021-2023.

Bourdeaux earned a bachelor's degree from Yale University, an M.P.A. from the University of Southern California and a Ph.D. in public administration from Syracuse University. She has been a professor at the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University since 2003. From 2007 to 2010, she took a leave of absence to be director of Georgia’s Senate Budget and Evaluation Office.

Bourdeaux was the 2018 Democratic nominee for Georgia's 7th congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives, losing in the general election. In 2022, she lost in the primary after redistricting put fellow incumbent Rep. Lucy McBath in the 7th District.

For information on Bourdeaux's policy subject areas, committee appointments and sponsored/co-sponsored legislation during her time in the U.S. House of Representatives, please visit her profile on


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