Born Kelly Lynn Loeffler
November 27, 1970 (age 49)
Bloomington, Illinois, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Jeffrey Sprecher (m. 2004)
Education University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign (BS)
DePaul University (MBA)
Net worth IncreaseUS$165 million (2019)
Kelly Lynn Loeffler (born November 27, 1970) is an American businesswoman and politician serving as the junior United States Senator for Georgia since 2020. A Republican, she was previously chief executive officer (CEO) of Bakkt, a subsidiary of commodity and financial service provider Intercontinental Exchange owned by her husband, Jeffrey Sprecher. She co-owns the Atlanta Dream of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA).
Brian Kemp, the Republican Governor of Georgia, appointed Loeffler to the United States Senate in December 2019 after Senator Johnny Isakson resigned for health reasons. Loeffler 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.
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