Sen. Kay Kirkpatrick, M.D., to run for re-election

The office of Georgia Sen. Kay Kirkpatrick, M.D., distributed the following press release on June 10…

Republican State Sen. Kay Kirkpatrick, M.D., has announced her re-election campaign for State Senate District 32.

“I am honored to serve my fellow Georgians in District 32. During my time in the State Senate, we have made major positive changes to Georgia’s health care and insurance systems,” said Sen. Kirkpatrick. “I am also proud of the progress we made to enhance public safety, but there is more work to be done. I look forward to continuing my full-time work for my constituents.”

As a physician, Sen. Kirkpatrick is passionate about improving Georgia’s health care and insurance system. She passed significant legislation that allows physicians to give direct primary care to patients without added insurance costs or regulations, authorizes medical licensure to be expedited across state lines, and decreases drone use near prisons. Dr. [Kirkpatrick] is a respected advocate for vulnerable people and animals across the state. She is working hard to protect our veteran and military community and to smooth the path for small businesses.

Sen. Kirkpatrick is chairwoman of the Senate Ethics Committee. She also serves on the Senate committees for Health and Human Services, Military, Veterans and Homeland Security, and Insurance and Labor.

Sen. Kirkpatrick has served in the State Senate since 2017, after being elected during a special election in May of that year.

Note: Sen. Kirkpatrick is a member of the Medical Association of Georgia (MAG) and the MAG Medical Reserves Corps.