Raphael Warnock, 53, is the junior US Senator from Georgia, and is a minister by profession. The Democrat has won against Republican Herschel Walker to retain his seat in the US Senate, thereby securing Democratic control in the same.
This is the second time that Warnock is facing a runoff election. In 2020, when he ran for office for the first time, Warnock defeated then-incumbent, Republican Kelly Loeffler.
Raphael Warnock was born on July 23, 1969, in Savannah, the oldest city in Georgia. His parents, Verlene and Jonathan Warnock, had 11 children.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Warnock is worth around $800,000.
Former wife and children
Warnock married his former wife, Oulèye Ndoye, on February 14, 2016. They separated in 2019 while the divorce was finalised the following year.
Warnock and Ndoye are parents to two children- Chloe and Caleb.
Stance on gun laws and abortion
Warnock has been quite vocal about his views on gun laws and abortion. He has often criticised Georgia’s gun laws, which resulted in him getting an F from the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund. In a 2014 sermon, Warnock had said, “somebody decided that they had the bright idea to pass a piece of legislation that would allow guns and concealed weapons to be carried in churches. Have you ever been to a church meeting?… Whoever thought of that had never been to a church meeting.”
Warnock has criticised the overturning of the Roe vs Wade legislation, and has called him a “pro-choice pastor”.
When 25 Black ministers wrote to him saying his stance on abortion was “contrary to Christian teachings”, Warnock’s 2020 midterm campaign said in a statement, “Warnock believes a patient’s room is too small a place for a woman, her doctor, and the US government and that these are deeply personal health care decisions – not political ones.”