Karen Handel

Karen Handel

GEORGIA's 6th DISTRICT

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Contact Information

1211 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone 202-225-4501
Fax 202-22
handel.house.gov/contact/offices

Committee Assignments

Education and the Workforce

Judiciary

Prior to becoming the first female to represent Georgia in the United States Congress, Karen Handel held policy and communications positions with several major corporations and nonprofits.  She also served in the Bush-Quayle White House, as deputy chief of staff to Governor Sonny Perdue, and as CEO of one of Georgia’s largest chambers of commerce.

As Chairman of the Fulton County Board of Commissioners, she quickly distinguished herself as a problem-solver and smart negotiator — plugging a $100 million budget deficit without raising taxes, delivering the county’s first truly balanced budget, and achieving significant ethics reforms.

One of just five women ever to be elected to statewide office in Georgia, Karen was Georgia’s 26th Secretary of State, and its first Republican Secretary of State. In the role, Karen successfully implemented various elections integrity reforms, including photo ID, while cutting the department’s budget by nearly 20%.

In Congress, Karen serves on the House Judiciary and Education & Workforce Committees.

For the past 25 years, Karen and her husband Steve have lived in the 6th District, which stretches from Marietta to Brookhaven, and from Milton to Sandy Springs.

 

 


Serving With

Buddy Carter

GEORGIA's 1st DISTRICT

Drew Ferguson

GEORGIA's 3rd DISTRICT

Rob Woodall

GEORGIA's 7th DISTRICT

Austin Scott

GEORGIA's 8th DISTRICT

Doug Collins

GEORGIA's 9th DISTRICT

Jody Hice

GEORGIA's 10th DISTRICT

Barry Loudermilk

GEORGIA's 11th DISTRICT

Rick Allen

GEORGIA's 12th DISTRICT

Tom Graves

GEORGIA's 14th DISTRICT