Gail (Gail) P. Davenport (D-SS44)
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Senator
Georgia State Senate
Room 432 State Capitol 206 Washington Street
Atlanta, GA 30334

District Office:
PO Box 1074
Jonesboro, GA 30237-1074
Elected: 2010    Next Election: 2018
Committee Assignments
MemberSenate Committee on Appropriations
MemberSubcommittee on Fiscal Management and General Government
MemberSubcommittee on Higher Education
MemberSenate Committee on State Institutions and Property
MemberSenate Committee on Veterans, Military and Homeland Security
DelegateSenate Committee on Special Judiciary
MemberSenate Committee on Urban Affairs
Counties Representing
Clayton / DeKalb

Bio

Gail Davenport is a community leader, Civil Rights activist and humanitarian. She is a graduate of W.A. Fountain High School, Forest Park, Georgia and Spelman College, Atlanta, Georgia. She is a life member of the National Alumnae Association of Spelman College, recipient of the Atlanta Chapter's 2001 Outstanding Alumna Award, the 2002 Spelman College Board of Trustees Community Service Award, and the 2008 Merit Award by the National Alumnae Association of Spelman College. In September 1997, she established the Henry and Clara Dixon Education Fund in honor of her maternal grandparents to help students purchase books while attending college. Also, she founded COLLEGE BOUND, an initiative to motivate and encourage high school students to attend college.

Ms. Davenport serves as the State Senator for the 44th District of Georgia, which includes portions of Clayton County and Henry County. Senator Davenport serves on the following committees- Veterans, Military and Homeland Security; Urban Affairs; State Institutions and Property; Secretary of Special Judiciary; and Interstate Cooperation -Vice Chairman. She is a member of the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus, Georgia Association of Black Elected Officials, Georgia Legislative Women's Caucus, Working Families Agenda Caucus, WILL/Women Legislators' Lobby, National Black Caucus of State Legislators, National Organization of Black Elected Legislators, and the Vice Chairman of the Clayton County Legislative Delegation.

Ms. Davenport was a delegate to the 1988 Democratic National Convention in Atlanta, GA pledged to the Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., a delegate to the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston, MA pledged to Senator John Kerry, and a delegate to the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver, CO pledged to Senator Barack Obama. She has served on the Executive Committee of the Clayton County Democratic Party. Davenport is a member of the following organizations- The Atlanta Business League The Atlanta Board of Realtors The Georgia Association of Realtors The National Association of Realtors The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) The Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) The RainbowPUSH Coalition Life Member - National Council of Negro Women Life Member -National Alumnae Association of Spelman College The American Business Women's Association Ms. Davenport is presently a real estate professional with Success Atlanta Real Estate and Investment having worked in the real estate industry for the past thirty (30) years. She has conducted workshops on home ownership for she believes in "democracy in housing" and that every citizen deserves to experience the American dream of home ownership. Senator Davenport has conducted Home Foreclosure seminars and worked with HUD certified counselors to assist homeowners in foreclosure prevention. She is a member of Andrews Chapel United Methodist Church, Jonesboro, Georgia, where she serves as a communion stewardess, member of the United Methodist Women, Hostess Committee, and Building Committee. She has served as a member of the Church Development Committee, Nominating Committee of Griffin District and Vice President of the United Methodist Women, Griffin District.

She is the daughter of Mrs. Helen Dixon Davenport and the late Nathaniel Davenport and the sister of Carolyn Davenport.