U.S. Senate: Republican candidates


Paul Broun

U.S. Senate - Republicans

Paul Broun (i)

Residence: Athens

Age: 67

Education: Doctor of Medicine from Medical College of Georgia; B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Georgia

Occupation: Congressman, doctor

Political experience: Elected to Congress in 2007

Family: Wife Niki; three children


Art Gardner

Arthur “Art” Gardner

Residence: Marietta

Education: Juris doctor; bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, Georgia Tech

Occupation: Attorney

Political experience: None

Family: Wife Anita; twin sons, 25, daughter, 18


Phil Gingrey

J.P. “Phil” Gingrey

Residence: Marietta

Age: 71

Education: M.D., Medical College of Georgia; bachelor’s in chemistry, Georgia Tech

Occupation: Congressman; obstetrician

Political experience: Elected to Congress in 2002 after two terms in the state Senate and time on the Marietta School Board

Family: Wife Billie; four children


Derrick Grayson

Derrick E. Grayson

Residence: Redan

Occupation: Senior network engineer and minister


Karen Handel

Karen Handel

Residence: Atlanta

Age: 51

Education: Some college

Political experience: Georgia Secretary of State 2007-2010; Fulton County Commission Chair 2003-2007

Family: Husband Steve


Jack Kingston

J.H. “Jack” Kingston

Residence: Savannah

Age: 58

Education: Bachelor’s degree in economics, University of Georgia

Occupation: U.S. Congressman, insurance broker

Political experience: Elected to Congress in 1993, after eight years in the Georgia House of Representatives

Family: Wife Libby; four children


David Perdue

David Perdue

Residence: Glynn County

Age: 64

Education: Master’s degree in operations research, Georgia Tech; bachelor’s in industrial engineering, Georgia Tech

Occupation: Businessman

Political experience: Former member of Georgia Ports Authority Board of Directors

Family: Wife Bonnie; two sons; three grandsons