Retired orthopedic surgeon Dr. Kay Kirkpatrick wins seat in Georgia senate: 5 things to know

Megan Wood -   Print  |

Retired orthopedic surgeon and republican Kay Kirkpatrick, MD, won the runoff race for State Senate District 32 in Georgia on May 16, according to

Here are five things to know:


1. Republicans have occupied the State Senate District 32 seat since 1995.


2. Dr. Kirkpatrick beat democrat Christine Triebsch, a family and juvenile attorney.


3. During her medical career, Dr. Kirkpatrick had worked alongside HHS Secretary Tom Price, MD. His support network helped her garner more than $300,000 for her campaign.


4. Her campaign focused on the Fair Tax and ACA repeal and replacement.


5. Dr. Kirkpatrick previously served as co-president of Resurgens Orthopaedics, with locations around Georgia.


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