Rashaun Kemp

Georgia House of Representatives, District 61

Rashaun will be the first out gay Black man directly elected to the Georgia Legislature!

Biography

Rashaun was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. Rashaun was raised by his great-grandmother, who he affectionately called Gram. Although they did not have much growing up, Gram ensured he and his siblings never lacked unconditional love or support and she shaped their progressive views. She always stressed that education would be the opportunity for a better life for themselves and their families. It was because of her that Rashaun took pride in excelling in school and would eventually become an educator himself.

Rashaun has been blessed to hold many roles during his professional career including teacher, parent liaison, and grassroots organizer, but he often says the most rewarding role was being Principal of a successful drop-out prevention high school in his community. Rashaun’s professional experiences have given him the opportunity to take leadership positions in both Ohio and Georgia. Rashaun is an active member of his community having served as Chair and Vice-Chair of Neighborhood Planning Unit K. He also is an alumnus of New Leaders Council Atlanta. Rashaun serves on two boards, Georgia Equality and Ivy Preparatory Academy for Girls.

A resident of Atlanta for over a decade, Rashaun is happily married to Ken Kemp. They are the proud parents of 9-month-old Brooklyn and 18-year-old Jaden graduating in May. In his free time, Rashaun enjoys staying up on the latest in politics and policies, traveling, watching football, and playing tennis.

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