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Kelly Loeffler
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United States Senator
from Georgia
Assumed office
January 6, 2020
Serving with David Perdue
Appointed by Brian Kemp
Preceded by Johnny Isakson
Personal details
Kelly Lynn Loeffler

November 27, 1970 (1970-11-27) (age 50)
Bloomington, Illinois, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Jeffrey Sprecher (m. 2004)
Education University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (BA)
DePaul University (MBA)

Kelly Lynn Loeffler (/ˈlɛflər/; born November 27, 1970) is an American businesswoman, political donor and politician. Loeffler is the junior United States Senator from Georgia since January 6, 2020, before which she had no political experience. She is a member of the Republican Party.

She was the chief executive officer of Bakkt and the part-owner of the Atlanta Dream of the Women's National Basketball Association.

On November 27, 2019 Governor Brian Kemp's said that Loeffler was his top pick to replace Senator Johnny Isakson. Kemp formally picked Loeffler as his senate pick. Loeffler is very wealthy and may be one of the wealthiest members of the United States Senate.

Early life

Kelly was born on November 27, 1970, in Bloomington, Illinois. She was raised on the family farm in Stanford, I.L.

Prior political involvement

According to the non-partisan Center for Responsive Politics, Loeffler and her husband have donated 3.2 million dollars to political committees. While the majority of these donations have gone to the Republican Party, some donations have gone to Democrats, including Representative David Scott (GA–13), a Democrat, who received $10,200. Loeffler donated $750,000 to Restore Our Future, a Super PAC supporting former Governor Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign. The National Republican Senatorial Committee received $247,500 from Loeffler and her husband.

Loeffler first considered running for office in 2014. She briefly expressed interest in seeking the Republican nomination in the 2014 United States Senate election in Georgia but ultimately passed on the race because of Intercontinental Exchange's pending acquisition with the New York Stock Exchange.

Personal Life

Kelly is 49 years old. She is very wealthy, perhaps the most wealthy member of the Senate. In 2004, Loeffler, then 34, married businessman Jeffrey Sprecher. Sprecher is 15 years older than Loeffler. They have no children.

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