Lucy McBath

Lucy McBath

Georgia - District 6

RACE UPDATE: Lucy won the Democratic primary run-off on July 24th, receiving almost 54% of the vote.  She will be on the November ballot to take on incumbent Karen Handel to represent GA-6.


Lucy’s professional background, lived experience and passion makes her uniquely qualified to advocate for the reform in congress that will make our communities safer and better for Americans of every background.

Lucia “Lucy” McBath is a mother, wife, businesswoman and accomplished activist for social justice.  Lucy’s passion for public service was awakened by her family’s tragedy in 2012 when her son, Jordan Davis, was shot and killed at a gas station by a man objecting to the music he was playing in his car. Losing her son in such a senseless way has fueled her lifelong commitment to community activism and the importance of political engagement.

Today, Lucy’s work includes testifying in state capitols and speaking with lawmakers, activists, universities and community organizers across the county.  She has testified before the US Senate Judiciary Committee, lobbied members of Congress, and spoke at the White House Summit on Educational Excellence for African Americans.  

Prior to her work in advocacy, she was flight attendant with Delta Airlines for 30 years.  Lucy was responsible providing leadership under pressure, engaging with people from all walks of life, ensuring a safe environment and creating a positive experience of each person in her care.  Lucy will leverage her professional experience and her commitment to community activism to provide a better and safer community for the people of Georgia.

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