Lucy McBath

Born:June 1, 1960 (age 58)
State:Georgia
Party:Democratic
Education:B.A., Virginia State University
Website:https://lucyforcongress.com/

Lucy McBath is a gun control advocate and representative-elect for Georgia's 6th Congressional District.

McBath was born on June 1, 1960, in Joliet, Illinois. Her father, Lucien Holman, served as president of the NAACP's Illinois chapter, and as a child, McBath traveled with her family to attend marches and rallies supporting the Civil Rights Movement. After earning a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Virginia State University in 1982, McBath worked as an intern for Douglas Wilder, a member of the Virigina state Senate. In the 1990s, she became a flight attendant for Delta Air Lines in Atlanta, Georgia.

In November 2012, McBath's son, Jordan Davis, was shot and killed at a gas station in Jacksonville, Florida, in what was believed to be a hate crime. Following her son's death, McBath became the national spokesperson for two organizations – Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. She campaigned for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election. She also founded the Champion in The Making Legacy Foundation, which provides charitable and educational assistance to graduating high school students attending traditional as well as technical and training colleges and universities.

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