The Congresswoman proudly represents Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District. Representative McBath became the first Democrat to represent the district since it moved to Atlanta’s northern suburbs in 1993.
Congresswoman Lucy McBath is a mother, a wife, an author and an activist, but the most important title she will ever hold is Jordan’s Mom. McBath spent 30 years working for Delta Airlines as a flight attendant until the death of her 17-year-old son, Jordan Davis, in 2012. Jordan was shot and killed in what became known as the “Loud Music Shooting.” After his death, McBath turned to activism. She has dedicated her life to preventing other families from experiencing the same tragedy that she did.
In addition to her experiences with gun violence, the Congresswoman was inspired to run for Congress because she is a two-time breast cancer survivor. McBath held dual roles as the national spokesperson for Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action, as well as faith and outreach leader for both. After years of advocating to local, state, and federal legislators, the Congresswoman decided to run for office herself. She initially decided to run for the Georgia State House in 2017, but after the Parkland shooting in Florida, she knew she had to step up and run for Congress.
McBath defeated Republican incumbent Karen Handel by a 1 percent margin, 50.5% to 49.5%, making her the first Democrat to garner 40 percent or more votes in a general election for the district since former House Speaker Newt Gingrich left office in 1999.