An American businesswoman as well as a politician who is serving as the junior United States Senator for Georgia since 2020 is named Kelly Loeffler. She was previously the chief executive officer (CEO) of Bakkt which is a subsidiary of commodity and financial service provider Intercontinental Exchange owned by her husband, Jeffrey Sprecher. What’s more, she co-owns the Atlanta Dream of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). She is of the republican party. She is running in the 2020 Georgia U.S. Senate special election, which will fill the Senate seat until Georgia’s regularly scheduled November 2022 election. She finished second in the November 3 election, advancing to a runoff with Democrat Raphael Warnock scheduled for 5th January 2021. She is linked to the 2020 Congressional insider trading scandal after selling stock in companies vulnerable to the COVID-19 pandemic valued at several million dollars the same day she attended a private briefing of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions on the disease before the public had been alerted to its severity.
Kelly Loeffler has negative COVID-19 test two days after positive
Georgia Republican, who faces a runoff election that could decide control of the United States Senate, will continue to quarantine. The United States Senator Kelly Loeffler’s latest coronavirus test came back negative, but her campaign said Sunday she will continue to quarantine at least until she gets another negative result. The Georgia Republican is facing a January 5 runoff against Democrat Raphael Warnock is one of the state’s twin US Senate races. She took a rapid COVID-19 test Friday evening that came back positive, a day after she campaigned with Vice President Mike Pence and US Senator David Perdue, another Republican from Georgia who also faces a runoff. Her campaign has said she didn’t have COVID-19 symptoms and is following guidelines from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that she isolates and inform people with whom she had direct contact.
- Being an American businesswoman and politician.
- For serving as the junior United States Senator for Georgia since 2020.
What is the Birthplace of Kelly Loeffler?
Kelly Loeffler was born on 27th November 1970 in Bloomington, Illinois, the USA. She holds an American nationality and her ethnicity is American-White. Her race is White. As of 2019, she celebrated her 49th birthday. She was born to her parents, Don (father), and Lynda (mother). She was raised on her family’s corn and soybean farm in Stanford, Illinois; her hometown. Sagittarius is her Zodiac sign and her religion is Catholic.
As per her education, she was graduated from Olympia High School in Stanford in the year 1988 where she was in marching band, ran cross-country and track, and played varsity basketball. She then graduated with a Bachelor of Science in marketing from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Gies College of Business in the year 1992. After college, she worked for Toyota as a District Account Manager. She then graduated with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in international finance and marketing from DePaul University’s Kellstadt Graduate School of Business in the year 1999.
How was the Political Career of Kelly Loeffler?
- After receiving the MBA education, Kelly started working for Citibank, William Blair & Company, and the Crossroads Group. Later, she joined Intercontinental Exchange in the year 2002. She was then promoted to senior vice president of investor relations and corporate communications.
- She became the chief executive officer (CEO) of Bakkt, a subsidiary of Intercontinental Exchange as of 2018.
- She also helped Intercontinental Exchange establish and market offshore a credit default swap clearinghouse in the Cayman Islands as an offshore tax haven in the year 2009. After a year, she bought a minority stake in the Atlanta Dream of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA).
- She and her husband, Jeffrey Sprecher, have donated $3.2 million to political committees as per the Center for Responsive Politics. She then donated $750,000 to Restore Our Future, a Super PAC supporting former Governor Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign. In May 2020, Sprecher gave $1 million to a Trump 2020 reelection super PAC which was his largest ever federal political donation.
- She was appointed by Governor Brian Kemp to succeed Senator Johnny Isakson in December 2019.
- She was sworn into the Senate on 6th January 2020, becoming the second female senator to represent Georgia after Rebecca Latimer Felton, who served a symbolic one-day term in 1922. But, the appointment is valid only until a replacement is determined by an election (now scheduled for January 5, because no candidate for this seat received a majority in the November 2020 election).
- As of July 2020, Loeffler had always voted in line with Trump’s position. During her 2020 campaign, she touted her “100 percent Trump voting record.”
- She supports Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act and opposes abortion and has said she will vote for anti-abortion legislation. In addition to this, she is a cosponsor of the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act and she opposes assault weapons ban and red flag law proposals.
- She introduced legislation to the Senate floor that would bar transgender girls and women from participating in girls’ and women’s sports in September 2020.
- She often appeared at rallies and gatherings without wearing a mask when Trump and First Lady Melania Trump were diagnosed with COVID-19 after attending various events. She even tweeted, “China gave this virus to our President @realDonaldTrump and First Lady @FLOTUS. WE MUST HOLD THEM ACCOUNTABLE.”
- The release of federal financial disclosure documents showed on 19th March 2020 that she along with her husband, Jeffrey, chairman and CEO of the Intercontinental Exchange (a corporation that owns the New York Stock Exchange), had sold stock in companies vulnerable to the COVID-19 pandemic with an aggregate value of several million dollars. They had sold at least $18.7 million in Intercontinental Exchange stock before the 2020 stock market crash.
- She planned to spend $20 million of her own money on her campaign as she is running to serve the remaining two years of the Senate term.
- She along with fellow Republican U.S. Senate election runoff candidate David Perdue called for the Republican Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to resign, claiming he had “failed to deliver honest and transparent elections.”
- She wrote the WNBA, a public letter objecting to players wearing shirts with “Black Lives Matter” and “Say Her Name” printed on them, and suggesting they wear American flags instead. It was in July 2020.
- She touted that she had been endorsed by Marjorie Taylor Greene, a controversial Republican who won the election for Georgia’s 14th congressional district during the 2020 campaign.
- As no candidate received over 50% of the vote in the election, Kelly will participate in a runoff election in January 2021 against the first-place finisher, Democratic candidate Raphael Warnock.
- She repeated Trump’s baseless claims of fraud as she wanted the support of Trump and his core voters in the January runoff.
- She spoke without a mask at a rally in Canton, Georgia, 46 days before the runoff on 20th November 2020. After that day, she tested positive for COVID-19 due to which she canceled future appearances at rallies, entering quarantine until her status was resolved.
How much is Kelly Loeffler’s Net Worth 2020?
Kelly Loeffler is a businesswoman as well as a politician who has achieved great success during her career span. As of 2019, her net worth was estimated to have $165 Million whereas her exact net worth as of 2020 is still to get unfold yet. Similarly, her salary is also still to get revealed yet but there is no doubt in the mind of her followers that she is making a good amount of money throughout her career. Her major source of wealth comes from a politician’s career and she is satisfied with her earnings. She is living a luxurious lifestyle from her earnings. In August 2020, The Washington Post reported Loeffler’s and Sprecher’s combined net worth at $520 million, making her the wealthiest U.S. senator.
Who is Kelly Loeffler married to?
Kelly Loeffler is a married woman. She married Intercontinental Exchange founder and CEO and Chairman of the New York Stock Exchange, Jeffrey Sprecher in the year 2004. The couple is currently residing in Tuxedo Park, Atlanta, in a $10.5 million, 15,000-square-foot (1,400 m2) estate named Descante, bought in the most expensive residential real estate transaction ever recorded in Atlanta. The couple is also blessed with three kids; two sons and a daughter named John, Major (sons), and Rebecca (daughter). As of now, the couple is enjoying their present life happily without any disturbances. Her sexual orientation is straight.
How tall is Kelly Loeffler?
Beautiful and charming, Kelly Loeffler stands tall at the height of 5 ft 9 in or 1.75 m with a balanced weight of 65 Kg or 143 lbs. Her body build is slim. She has a pair of black eye colors and her hair color is blonde. She maintains her body a lot by following a strict diet. Her other body measurements such as breast size, waist size, hip size, and more have not been revealed yet.