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Biographical Profile for Nan Grogan Orrock
Currently Elected State Senator District 36, Georgia
Age: 71
Party: Democratic Party of Georgia
Phone: 404.622.6687
Address: 1070 Delaware Avenue SE
Atlanta, GA 30316
Nan Grogan Orrock's positions and views on the issues:
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General: (political statement of goals, objectives, views, philosophies)
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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.
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.
Profession: (profession 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.

Military: (branch, years of service, active duty experience, highest rank, medals, honors, discharge date and type)
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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.
Accomplishments: (significant accomplishments, awards, achievements)
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