Kim Jackson

Georgia State Senate, District 41

Spotlight Candidate

Kim will be the first out LGBTQ member of the Georgia State Senate

Biography

Kim, an Episcopal priest from a rural town in South Carolina, made Georgia home more than 10 years ago.

She was raised in a hardworking family, where love of God, family, and country were prioritized. Her dad served families as a social worker for more than 30 years. For many years, he worked for Child Protective Services. From her dad, Kim learned the importance of advocating for the vulnerable and neglected.

Kim’s mom, a retired nurse and Professor of Nursing, served as a community nurse for economically disadvantaged families living with Sickle Cell Disease. From her mom, Kim learned the importance of expanding access to quality early childhood education and health care.

During her post-graduate education at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology, Kim volunteered as an EMT and led her colleagues in advocating for Criminal Justice Reform in Georgia.

After receiving her Master of Divinity, Kim commenced her vocation as an Episcopal priest. During ten years of ministry, she served as a college chaplain, a nationally renowned consultant and preacher, a parish priest, and a social justice advocate.

In 2018, the Georgia House of Representatives commended her for her “tireless efforts on behalf of the disenfranchised, disenchanted, and dispossessed” (GA House Resolution 1188).

She and her spouse, Trina, live on a small hobby farm in Stone Mountain with two Great Pyrenees dogs, goats, bees, ducks, chickens and a cat.

Importance of Candidacy:

  • Kim will be the first out LGBTQ member of the Georgia State Senate.

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