Rashaun Kemp

Georgia State Senate, District 38

Rashaun will be the first out gay Black man elected to the Georgia State Senate!


Rashaun is the Senior Director at the National Charter Collaborative, where he is focused on amplifying the voices of Black and Brown public charter school leaders. He previously led a national non-profit organization, serving as its first Executive Director. Rashaun’s professional career has allowed him to lead a state education department and serve as a Government Affairs professional. He is also a former high school teacher and principal.

Rashaun is an active member of his community having served as Chair of his Neighborhood Planning. He also is an alumnus of the New Leaders Council Atlanta. Rashaun has served on the boards of Lillies Foundation, Ivy Preparatory Academy for Girls, and Georgia Equality. He actively volunteers in his community by doing food distribution and community cleanups in Fulton County. He is a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated. A resident of Atlanta for over a decade, Rashaun is happily married to Ken Kemp, a middle school counselor and administrator in East Point. They are the proud parents of 2-year-old Brooklyn and 20-year-old Jaden, a sophomore at Tennessee State University.

The Kemps attend Impact United Methodist Church. They enjoy spending time with their families in Dublin, Georgia, and Columbus, Ohio. In his free time, Rashaun enjoys staying up on the latest in politics, traveling, watching football, and playing tennis.