Darshun (Dar'shun) N. Kendrick (D-SH093)
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Capitol: 404.656.0109
FAX: 404.651.8086
District: 678.739.8109
Representative
Georgia House of Representatives
Room 404-E Coverdell Legislative Office Building 18 Capitol Square
Atlanta, GA 30334

District Office:
3035 Stone Mountain Street
Lithonia, GA 30303
Elected: 2010    Next Election: 2016
Counties Representing
DeKalb / Gwinnett

Bio

Representative Dar'shun Kendrick is in her 3rd term as a Member of the Georgia House of Representatives, serving over 54,00 Georgians in East DeKalb and South Gwinnett counties. She is one of the youngest Members, being first elected in 2010 at the age of 27.

Rep. Kendrick was born in Atlanta, GA and raised in South DeKalb County. Both her parents, Ricky and Daisy Kendrick, are life-long DeKalb County residents. She attended DeKalb County public schools and graduated from Towers High School (Decatur, GA) in 2000 at the top of her class. She received her undergraduate degree at Oglethorpe University (Atlanta, GA), her law degree from the University of Georgia (Athens, GA) and her Master's in Business Administration from Kennesaw State (Kennesaw, GA).

Rep. Kendrick is the owner of her own law firm, Kendrick Law Practice, that caters to small business owners all over Georgia and the owner of SocialProf, an online marketing consulting firm for attorneys and elected officials.

Rep. Kendrick currenly serves on the Judiciary (Non-Civil), Juvenile Justice, Special Rules and as the Ranking Democrat on the Small Business Development and Job Creation Committee. And additionally she is a Secretary of the DeKalb House Delegation, Vice Chair of the Working Families Caucus, and a Deputy Whip of the House Democratic Caucus.

Rep. Kendrick has hosted a Annual "Business Owner Day at the Capitol" for business owners throughout the state of Georgia to connect with their policy makers and learn about state resources. She also hosted an Annual National Small Business Week Forum in her district, bringing over 200 business owners, state, local and federal resources, departments and public servants to provide needed advice and counseling for Georgia business owners all for FREE.

Rep. Kendrick has also raised money for underprivileged youth in her district including a $500 scholarship to the Luscious Sanders Recreation Center (Lithonia, GA) for more than 10 kids to attend summer camp. And she hosted an Annual Holiday Party at her home and asked guests to bring toys for a local non-profit in her district. In 2011, she collected over 125 gifts and expect to double that amount this year. In 2012, she raised money for 2 charities that serviced the district.

Rep. Kendrick's Accomplishments and Achievements; - Congressional Intern for Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney in district office (summer of 2000). - Founder of Young Democrats Chapter of Oglethorpe University (2001). - Youth Coordinator for Young Democrats of Georgia (2001). - MARTOC (MARTA Oversighht) Committee Intern for Georgia House of Representatives (2002-2004 Legislative Sessions). - Georgia Legislative Black Caucus Scholarship Recipient (2002). - Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Scholarship Recipient (2003). - Congressional Intern for Congresswoman Denise Majette in Washington, D.C. (summer of 2003). - Student Body President at Oglethorpe University(2004). - Resident Assistant of the Year at Oglethorpe University (2004). - Graduation from Oglethorpe University with a double major in political science and communications cum laude (2004). - Campaign Manager for Rep. Georgia Maddox, Candidate for Senate (2004). - Established the Business Legal Society at UGA Law (2006). - Graduation from University of Georgia School of Law (2007). - Owner of Kendrick Law Practice, a boutique business law firm (2010). - Recipient of the "30 Under 30" Awards in Atlanta (2011). - Graduation from Kennesaw State with a Master's in Business Administration (2011). - Co-Chair of the House Caucus Economic Security and Development Committee (2012). - Board Member of the Beverly Cunningham Outreach Program (educates on domestic violence) (2012-2013). - Board Member of IXGEN, Inc. (focuses on developing young entrepreneurs) (2012-2013). - Board Member of the Stonecrest Mall Business Alliance (2012-2014).




STREET: GSU College of Education / 30 Pryor Street / Room 450 / Atlanta, Ga 30303
MAILING: GSU College of Education / P.O. Box 3977 / Atlanta, Ga 30302-3977
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