Nan Grogan Orrock – Biographical Profile and Positions on the Issues

Currently Elected State Senator District 36, Georgia

Democratic Party of Georgia
1070 Delaware Avenue SEAtlanta, GA 30316
(404) 622-6687
Personal (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)

The daughter of a Georgia native son and an East Tennessee mother, Nan has lived in Atlanta for 40 years and has two grown sons.

Profession (professional and work experience outside politics)

Program Director, Women's Action for New Directions, 1997-present

Consultant, 1993-1997

Executive Director, Fund for Southern Communities Foundation, 1987-1993

Quality Control, Nabisco Incorporated, 1971-1987

Legal Secretary, Emory Legal Aid, 1969-1971.

Civic (past and present organizations, charities involvement)

Member, Bakery, Confectionery and Tobacco Workers International Union

Member, Women's Organizational Movement for Equality Now

President, Women Legislators' Lobby

Member, Advisory Committee, Institute of Energy and Environmental Research

Board Member/Trustee, Sapelo Foundation

Board Member, Young Women's Christian Association of Metropolitan Atlanta

Member, Georgia Women's Forum

Board Member, Center for Policy Alternatives

Member, Campaign for America's Future

Member, Democratic Women's Leadership Forum

Former Executive Director, Fund for Southern Communities

Board Member, Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention

Ex-Officio Member, Georgia Commission on Women

Member, Georgia Federation of Democratic Women

Member, Georgia Rural Urban Summit

Board Member, Golden Age Center

Member, Morehouse School of Medicine Legislative Advisory Committee

Member, National Conference of State Legislatures Women's Network

Board Member, Women's Action for New Directions

Political (dates and titles of previously held political offices)

Senator Nan Orrock was elected to the Georgia Senate in 2006, following her service in the House of Representatives for two decades. During her tenure in the House, she was elected as the first woman to hold the position of majority whip. She also served as the Governor's Floor Leader, a member of the Speakers Policy Committee and a committee chair.

Sen. Orrock is vice-chair of the Interstate Cooperation Committee and serves on the Higher Education, Urban Affairs, Health and Human Services, Science and Technology and Agriculture and Consumer Affairs committees. Her legislative expertise encompasses health policy, women's issues, civil rights and civil liberties, workforce issues and the environment. She is a founder of both the Georgia Legislative Women's Caucus and the Working Families Caucus, and has been recognized for her contributions by a wide array of organizations.

Religion (current and past religious affiliations, beliefs)

She is a member of the Unitarian-Universalist Congregation of Atlanta.

Education (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)

She graduated with a Bachelors of Arts degree in English from Mary Washington College of the University of Virginia.

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