Orrock, Nan

Georgia State Senator, 36th District, Democratic  

  • Gender

    Divorced; 2 Children: Danny, Jesse.

    Atlanta, GA

    BA, English, University of Virginia, 1965.

    Program Director, Women's Action for New Directions, 1997-present
    Consultant, 1993-1997
    Executive Director, Fund for Southern Communities Foundation, 1987-1993
    Quality Control, Nabisco Incorporated, 1971-1987
    Legal Secretary, Emory Legal Aid, 1969-1971.

    Senator, Georgia State Senate, 2006-present
    Representative, Georgia State House of Representatives, 1986-2006
    Assistant Floor Leader, Governor Zell Miller, Georgia State House of Representative, 1992-1996
    Former Governor's Floor Leader, Georgia State House of Representatives
    Former Majority Whip, Georgia State House of Representatives
    Former Member, Speaker's Policy Committee, Georgia State House of Representatives
    Former Minority Caucus Vice Chair, Georgia State House of Representatives
    Member, Governor's Action Group on the Accessibility and Affordability of Health Insurance.


    Congressional Membership
    Vice Chair, Interstate Cooperation Committee, Georgia State Senate, present
    Committee Member, Higher Education, Urban Affairs, Health and Human Services, Science and Technology, and Agriculture and Consumer Affairs Committees, Georgia State Senate, present
    Member, Blue Ribbon Committee on Unemployment Insurance Fund, 2001-2002
    Founder, Legislative Women's Caucus, 1990
    Staffer, Students Non-Violent Co-ordinating Committee, 1964
    Member, National Women's Political Caucus
    Member, Task Force on Uninsured Access to Quality Care
    Founder, Working Families Caucus.

    Member, Bakery, Confectionery and Tobacco Workers International Union, present
    Member, Advisory Council, Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Women's Organizational Movement for Equality Now, Incorporated, present
    Member, Unitarian-Universalist Congregation of Atlanta, present
    President, Women Legislators' Lobby, present
    Member, Advisory Committee, Institute of Energy and Environmental Research, 2004-present
    Board Member/Trustee, Sapelo Foundation, 2000-present
    Board Member, Young Women's Christian Association of Metropolitan Atlanta, 2000-2002
    Member, Georgia Women's Forum, 1999-present
    Board Member, Center for Policy Alternatives, 1998-present
    Member, Campaign for America's Future
    Member, Democratic Women’s Leadership Forum
    Former Executive Director, Fund for Southern Communities
    Board Member, Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention
    Ex-Officio Member, Georgia Commission on Women
    Member, Georgia Federation of Democratic Women
    Member, Georgia Rural Urban Summit
    Board Member, Golden Age Center
    Member, Morehouse School of Medicine Legislative Advisory Committee
    Member, National Conference of State Legislatures Women's Network
    Board Member, Women's Action for New Directions
    Member, Women in Government.

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